The Cognitive Neuroscience of Schizophrenia (CNoS) Lab is conducting a study to better understand how two effective group treatments for psychosis change brain network activity.
Metacognitive training (MCT) and cognitive remediation training (CRT) are effective treatments for different types of cognitive difficulties that are known to be challenges for people living with psychosis.
Previous research has shown that participants find the training helpful for improving thinking skills (such as attention and memory) or reducing problematic thinking patterns associated with psychosis. The CNoS lab is interested in understanding whether the positive effects of these groups are related to changes in brain network activity.
Recruitment is currently underway for upcoming groups. Participation involves attending groups as well as a set of paid research sessions before groups begin, mid-way through groups, and after groups have finished.
Research sessions include an interview, some tests, and might involve mapping brain activity through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Participants' time and transportation costs for these sessions are financially compensated, and both groups are accessible to all participants.
Groups are ongoing and are currently held at the Diamond Health Care Centre. Groups meet twice weekly for one-hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays.