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Cognitive Remediation Therapy Training

De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill Campus SE5 8AF, Psychology Department Institute of Psychiatry
03 (09:00) - 04/07/2013 (17:00)


Cognitive Remediation Therapy Training 2-day workshop

The Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) programme taught on this course is an individual psychological therapy which aims to improve thinking skills, such as concentration, memory and problem-solving, in people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

In previous research trials of the programme, people who received CRT made significantly greater improvements in memory and flexible thinking than people who received an alternative therapy based on occupational therapy activities or treatment-as-usual.

CRT also had a beneficial impact on self-esteem and thinking skills improvements were associated with improved functioning in social situations and symptoms (Wykes et al, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2012; Reeder et al, 2004, 2006).

A study carried out by service-users found that the therapy was highly valued by participants, and that they reported noticeable improvements in their thinking skills (Rose et al, 2008).

Topics to be covered include:
(a)    CRT research
(b)    the theoretical background to CRT
(c)    a model for the target thinking skills and how they may relate to everyday living skills
(d)    the core skills needed to administer CRT
(e)    assessment and formulation
(f)    clinical issues in delivering CRT
(g)    service-related issues (e.g. the practicalities of therapy and how it may be accommodated within services).

The workshop includes some teaching and live demonstration, video presentations, group and pair work, particularly practicing CRT tasks.  The aim is for trainees to gain enough working knowledge of CRT and to have had sufficient practice of CRT tasks to be able to begin therapy with clients under supervision.

This is an intensive small group workshop for a maximum of 20 places.

Speakers: Dr Clare Reeder & Dr. Matteo Cella

Apply: To download an application form please click here

Booking: To pay by credit/debit card please go to the King's estore.

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