COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT THERAPY WORKSHEET

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SECTION A.

Introduction:

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is a psychosocial recovery approach for patients living with severe mental illness. 

Therapists/ Counsellors/ Coaches who use the CET approach guide patients to acquire the skills needed to advance their social-cognitive and neurocognitive functioning. (Cognitive Enhancement Therapy, © 2005-2022)

CET is known to improve social skills and help people learn to function better with and around other people.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy is a performance-based, comprehensive, developmental approach to the rehabilitation of social cognitive and neurocognitive deficits. (Cognitive Enhancement Therapy, © 2005-2022)

This Evidence-Based Practice is designed to help people improve the social and non-social cognitive impairments that limit adaptive function and quality of life in certain neurodevelopmental disorders.

CET is designed to help people with schizophrenia (a chronic and disabling mental disorder characterized by deficits in cognition, functioning, and adjustment), bipolar disorder, serious depression and some forms of autism (a developmental disability caused by the differences in one’s brain).

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet is targeted to train in attention, memory and problem-solving.

Engaging in computer-based exercises helps increase memory, attention span and learning ability.

Relying on different group exercises helps to improve problem-solving skills and the ability to relate to other people.

CET generally targets cognitive deficits that limit recovery. 

According to the Center for Cognition & Recovery (© 2022), the benefits of CET include:

  • Awareness of Social Context
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Active Thinking
  • Perspective Taking 
  • Mental Stamina
  • Attention
  • Memory 
  • Motivation et al

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet is divided into two parts:

  1. Neuro-cognitive computer exercises
  2. Group exercises to simulate social cognition discussions

This worksheet requires qualified practitioners/ coaches to give patients intellectual and emotional problems to solve. 

CET normally consists of 48 weekly sessions and a closed group of 8 to 12 individuals.

The most suitable approach for this worksheet is to help patients by engaging in:

  1. Interactive Social Cognition Discussions
  2. Cognitive Exercises carried out in class
  3. Individual coaching classes carried out at least once a week.

You can download this worksheet here.

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