Cognitive remediation training (CRT) is designed to help improve cognitive issues in areas such as attention and memory that are common among individuals with psychosis, and can impact day to day functioning.
To help improve functioning in these areas, participants attending CRT groups will be using a computer program, with a series of tasks targeting these cognitive skills. Participants will work on the program aided by the groups facilitators during group and will be encouraged to practice the tasks at home in between groups sessions.
CRT is grounded in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and learning theory. It works by stimulating new learning, or relearning, of cognitive tasks, thereby improving domains of deficit.