U of T Research Project on CBT & Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis
Dr. Michael Best, Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough conducts research focusing on improving the efficacy of CBT for psychosis and cognitive remediation therapy for psychosis.
His team has two research studies beginning in the next few weeks (Oct/20) examining CBT for psychosis and cognitive remediation delivered through virtual care.
Dr. Michael BEST
Home on the Hill for a collaboration is based upon the audience response to Dr. Chris Bowie’s presentation on cognitive remediation last year at our Robert Veltheer Lecture Series. Dr. Best is a collaborator of Dr. Bowie who had mentioned that he had received a number of questions from audience members about how to access CBT for psychosis and cognitive remediation interventions.
For these studies, therapists will be delivering CBT for psychosis and cognitive remediation through virtual care platforms, so all treatment will be remote and accessible wherever the participant lives. If participants do not have access to technology for virtual care then we can also loan them the technology for the duration of the study. We also have a separate consent form so that if participants consent to us communicating with their treatment team then we can coordinate care between our therapist and the rest of the team. For the research study all aspects of the assessments can be done remotely.
CBT is a treatment designed to improve how you feel and that can help you cope with distressing experiences that you might have.
CBT can also help you understand more about yourself and help you achieve your goals
Treatment is 1 hour per week for up to 6 months. Treatments and assessments are virtual and can be done on the computer.
You will also be asked to complete assessment visits before, after, and 1-year after treatment. You will be compensated $50 per assessment ($150 total).
You will also be asked to complete assessment visits before, after, and 12 weeks after training. You will be compensated $30 per assessment ($90).
To participate you must:
Be between 18-65 years old
Have a diagnosis of a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder
Be experiencing distress as a result of your symptoms.
Cognitive Training is a treatment designed to improve attention, memory, and how your brain processes information.
Treatment is 1 hour, two times per week for 4 weeks. Treatments and assessments are virtual and can be done on the computer from your home. Cognitive Training is a treatment designed to improve attention, memory, and how your brain processes information.