cognitive enhancement therapy 


Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is an evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation program for adults with serious mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, and traumatic brain injuries (Eack, Hogarty, et. al, 2009; Eack, Greenwald, et. al, 2013; Barman, 2016). The program involves a course of computer-assisted neurocognitive attention training, individual coaching, and social skill building in groups. The cognitive remediation model, CET, is successfully tested in randomized clinical trials for adults with early-course schizophrenia. The intervention addresses negative symptoms associated with cognitive impairment which enhances the effectiveness of other psychiatric treatment. Furthermore, the benefits of completing the course include improved social interactions and increased cognitive processing.