Cognitive Adaptation Training in Forensic Inpatients
“A Study of Cognitive Adaptation Training in Inpatient Forensic Environments”
The proposed project will be a mixed-methods feasibility study of modified Cognitive Adaptation Training for an inpatient forensic mental health population (finCAT). Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) is an evidence-based compensatory cognitive intervention that focuses on improving functioning through the provision of environmental supports and cues. CAT is typically applied in outpatient care but has been successfully modified for inpatient service contexts in a Netherlands trial and at CAMH in previous pilots for both forensic and non-forensic inpatient populations.
Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT)
Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) is a standardized implementation of environmental supports for improving adaptive functioning including medication adherence, grooming, and daily activities in patients with schizophrenia. Environmental supports (signs, checklists) are manual-driven and grounded upon an assessment of neurocognitive function and behaviour. Assessment results yield one of six CAT classifications (Apathy/Poor Executive Functioning, Disinhibited/Poor EF, Mixed/Poor EF, Apathy/Fair ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
A Study of Cognitive Adaptation Training in Inpatient Forensic Environments