Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Kate Hardy is a California Licensed Psychologist who has specialized in working with individuals with psychosis for over 15 years in both research and clinical settings. Dr. Hardy received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She has worked in specialist early psychosis services in both the UK and the US, including UCSF’s Prodrome Assessment Research and Treatment (PART) program, where she completed her post-doctoral fellowship, and as Clinical Director for the Prevention and Recovery from Early Psychosis (PREP) program. Dr. Hardy has significant experience in providing CBTp to individuals with early psychosis, and those at risk of developing psychosis, in both individual and group settings and integration of this clinical intervention to broader systems and staff teams. She has led multiple trainings and workshops in CBTp to a wide variety of audiences including community clinicians, psychiatrists, and families, and provides ongoing supervision and consultation in this approach. Dr. Hardy is also involved in the implementation of national strategies to increase dissemination of early psychosis models with the aim of bringing these cutting edge treatments to a broader population.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Eisen is a Clinical Assistant Professor and CA Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with the INSPIRE Clinic at Stanford. Her research and clinical interest center on therapeutic interventions that support recovery for individuals living with serious mental illness, in particular for individuals with psychosis. Dr. Eisen received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut, and completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Before coming to the INSPIRE Clinic, Dr. Eisen worked for over 10 years as a psychologist on the acute inpatient units at Stanford Health Care. Dr. Eisen is trained in CBT for psychosis (CBTp) and has worked with colleagues to train therapists, nursing and multidisciplinary staff, medical students, and residents to integrate CBTp informed, recovery-oriented approaches into their work with individuals with psychosis. She provides both individual and group-based cognitive behavioral therapy.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Nichole Olson is a Clinical Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist in the INSPIRE Clinic and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program at Stanford. Dr. Olson completed her masters and doctorate degrees at Northwestern University in Chicago and finished her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Olson specializes in evidence-based, recovery-oriented care for individuals with psychosis, providing both individual and group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) to adults within the INSPIRE Clinic. In addition, Dr. Olson leads trainings and ongoing consultation for providers learning to implement CBTp. As a clinician and Assistant Director of Stanford’s DBT program, Dr. Olson also provides individual DBT treatment for those with emotion regulation difficulties.
Current and past training contracts in these models include:
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Department of State Hospitals
- Michigan State/Network 180
- Contra Costa County Behavioral Health
- Santa Clara County Behavioral Health
- Stanford Health Care Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
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"Katie has provided me the most thorough consultation that I have experienced. I am really understanding the essence of CBTp and recognizing how beneficial it has been for me in my work with my clients. Katie's feedback has been clear, concise, timely and validating. She challenges me in a way that makes me feel safe to do so in front of my colleagues and is creative with her walking me through each step and providing insightful possibilities for interventions that keep me, my client and the model in mind. One of my biggest values in life is growth- personal and professional. CBTp through Stanford U and specifically Katie have been so helpful in that endeavor to grow professionally. I have even been able to incorporate some of these skills into my own personal life, which has been very helpful to me in knowing somewhat what it feels like to be on the other side. I'm enjoying this process!"
Janitzia Rodriguez, Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services
"Kate worked with us to develop a realistic CBTp training proposal for our organization, which was sensitive to our needs, the range of therapist ability, and our longer term aim of being independent and able to train our own therapists in CBTp. During our first contract period she provided excellent consultation to our leadership group. Her 3 day training was accessible, engaging and thorough, laying foundations for CBTp competency. During weekly consultation meetings trainee CBTp therapists appreciated her ability to support their work with individual clients, including her creativity when they encountered challenges, her expert guidance, encouragement and kindness. We have renewed our contract for a second phase and look forward to ongoing work with Kate!"
Helen Wood, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
"CBTp consultation has been an invaluable tool when it comes to mastering my CBTp technique. First Hope hosted a 3-day training and paired that with a year of subsequent consultation calls. This process has enabled me to take my previous experience with CBT and really focus on the mastery of the different components. Katie was very thorough with her feedback on my sessions and gave specific examples and real-world approaches to apply CBTp in a clinical setting."
- Brandon Frazier LMFT. First Hope
"Onsite training for the Kickstart team on CBT for psychosis was an excellent experience. It allowed those who have participated in previous CBTp trainings to be refreshed while newer staff were able to explore different forms of interventions to use with their clients. The interventions we learned not only allowed each training participant to further understand what direction to take with their clients, but it encouraged further case conceptualization as a team. Having these discussions as a Kickstart team will allow us to strengthen our communication and understanding of a case, and how to apply all of our strengths to help an individual progress in treatment."
Michael Garrett, Kickstart Program, San Diego
"Training and consultation with Kate Hardy has helped me to hone specific skills that CBTp values, such as collaboration, goal setting, and reducing distress through supporting patient’s personalized meaning making of their experiences."
Shoshana Green, UCSF