Delivery of cognitive remediation therapy within a specialist inpatient psychosis service: a health-care assistant's perspective

Franchesca Olaifa, Genevieve Somerton, Juliana Onwumere, Pamela Jacobsen

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Abstract

Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) is a psychological therapy which has been shown to be effective in improving cognitive functioning in service users with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. There are challenges to routinely implementing CRT within inpatient services due to a limited availability of therapists to deliver it. This paper describes a model of service delivery piloted in a specialist inpatient psychosis service which included health-care assistants (HCAs) working under the supervision of a clinical psychologist to help deliver CRT. The experience of the HCAs in undertaking this work is described from a first-person perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Intensive Care
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • cognition, cognitive remediation, group therapy, inpatients, rehabilitation, schizophrenia

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