Compensatory Cognitive Training for psychosis: Effects on negative symptom subdomains


Welcome! CogSMART stands for Cognitive Symptom Management and Rehabilitation Therapy, a form of cognitive training to help people improve their skills in prospective memory (remembering to do things), attention, learning/memory, and executive functioning (problem-solving, planning, organization, and cognitive flexibility). Our hope is that improving these abilities will help people with cognitive symptoms or impairments perform better in their everyday activities and reach their goals pertaining to school, work, social functioning, and independent living. We ask clients to keep these goals in mind as they learn and apply their new skills, so they remain motivated to practice their skills and make progress toward their goals.

The CogSMART approach to cognitive training has been successful for people with psychiatric symptoms, brain injuries, and other brain-related conditions resulting in cognitive challenges. CogSMART uses compensatory cognitive training, rather than extensive drills and practice. In other words, we teach people how to improve their cognitive skills by using strategies, have them practice their strategy use in the real world, and then troubleshoot any difficulties that come up. Our goal is to help make these strategies become habits, so they can be used automatically when they are needed in the real world.

For the past decade, the CogSMART intervention has been used by therapists with individual clients and groups or classes. We now offer a web-based and mobile CogSMART app that can be used with or without the guidance of a clinician. Please click LOGIN/REGISTER to access the CogSmart app.

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A man can take on a correct decision if he knows the cause of phenomenon,event or case that he coexists with its effects
The same thing for a person with Sz, at first he must knows every thing possible about the cause nature/function before he take on a correct decision to deal with its effects

for example,the cause of Sz have the full ability to develop endless problems for the natural path of each cognitive process running in mind-brain , and objection the steps of administrative behaviors (through segmentation the mental signs that directing the behavior steps),he must have a size of c knowledge about these details to thinks and behaves to take on right decision