Cognitive Enhancement Therapy | GRAND Mental Health
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Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET).

Helping individuals with Schizophrenia and other related mental health diagnoses improve their active thinking and their social cognition simultaneously.

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CET has helped me tremendously, teaching me how to better integrate socially and live a happier, healthier life.

-Pat S.

Proven Therapy For A Better Life.

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is a SAMHSA- recognized (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration), Evidence-Based Practice that helps people with schizophrenia and related cognitive disorders improve their processing speed, cognition, and social cognition. Research strongly suggests that impairments in these mental capacities contribute to functional disability in people with schizophrenia. CET rehabilitates these capacities and maximizes success in all activities of recovery. As a result, CET participants increase their potential to engage in meaningful social roles and to live independent, self-determined, and satisfying lives in the community.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Individuals who meet criteria for cognitive disability: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Depression, High Level Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder
  • 16 years of age or older
  • In recovery phase of treatment
  • Stable symptoms
  • Medication compliant
  • Does not have a substance use disorder, or are abstinent if there is an SUD
  • IQ of 80 or above
  • Able to read at a fourth-grade level
  • English or Spanish speaking

A Supportive Environment For Successful Results.

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy is a 48-week program with a 1-hour computer group, 1.5-hour social cognition group, and a half-hour individual coaching session each week. We create a supportive environment where group members can build confidence by practicing their social skills through partner work and other group exercises. We also encourage our participants to improve their overall cognition by challenging participants to engage their brains with cognitive exercises. Overall, group members improve processing speed, attention, memory, problem-solving, flexible thinking, social cognition, sense of purpose, and understanding of their disability.