Clinical Trial

Cognitive Adaptation Training in Forensic Inpatients

Study Description

A Study of Cognitive Adaptation Training in Inpatient Forensic Environments

The proposed project will be a mixed-methods feasibility study of modified Cognitive Adaptation Training for an inpatient forensic mental health population (finCAT). Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) is an evidence-based compensatory cognitive intervention that focuses on improving functioning through the provision of environmental supports and cues. CAT is typically applied in outpatient care but has been successfully modified for inpatient service contexts in a Netherlands trial and at CAMH in previous pilots for both forensic and non-forensic inpatient populations.


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No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT)

Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) is a standardized implementation of environmental supports for improving adaptive functioning including medication adherence, grooming, and daily activities in patients with schizophrenia. Environmental supports (signs, checklists) are manual-driven and grounded upon an assessment of neurocognitive function and behaviour. Assessment results yield one of six CAT classifications (Apathy/Poor Executive Functioning, Disinhibited/Poor EF, Mixed/Poor EF, Apathy/Fair more on

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A Study of Cognitive Adaptation Training in Inpatient Forensic Environments

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