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 Basics of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy

October 22, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST
Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Mental Health Training Program

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Presented by Paul Grant, PhD

Presenter Bio

Paul Grant, PhD, is Director of the Beck Institute Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). With Aaron T. Beck, he originated CT-R and conducted foundational validation research. He is a recipient of awards from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Grant developed group, family, and milieu CT-R approaches, and directs large projects implementing CT-R nationally and internationally. He has developed innovative implementation tools and is involved in researching positive beliefs and teamwide culture change as mediators of successful CT-R outcomes. He is the co-author of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Serious Mental Health Conditions and Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research, and Therapy.

Guided by Aaron Beck’s cognitive model, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) is an evidence-based practice that provides concrete, actionable steps to promote recovery and resiliency for individuals experiencing extensive behavioral, social, and physical health challenges. CT-R is highly collaborative, person-centered, and strengths-based, and specifically tailored for those who have a history of feeling disconnected and distrustful of service providers. You will learn how to access and energize adaptive modes of living, elicit transformative life aspirations, promote daily action that achieves purpose and meaning, and empower and develop resilience in the face of behavioral, social, and physical challenges.

CT-R applies across the age-span in individual, group, and team-based applications in community-based teams and agencies, acute and long-term inpatient units, correctional settings, and integrative health.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the five basic principles of CT-R
  2. Explain how an evidence-based approach operationalizes recovery and resiliency
  3. Explain how an understanding of the beliefs underlying complex real-world challenges guides efficacious and empowering interventions
  4. Explain the concept of the adaptive mode
  5. Identify at least two strategies for activating the adaptive mode
  6. Describe the difference between a step and an aspiration
  7. Explain how to use guided discovery to strengthen positive beliefs
  8. Describe the CT-R approach to challenges

Instructional Level


This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 6 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.

Refund and Attendance Policy

The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted for those who attend the entire lecture.

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