Cognitive Enhancement Therapy: The Training Manual

by Professor Gerard E. Hogarty, M.S.W. and Dr. Deborah P. Greenwald, Ph.D. and their accompanying CD-ROM are now available! The Manual describes, step-by-step implementation of each of the 45 social cognitive group sessions and the 16 graduated, computer assisted exercises in neurocognitive training.The CET manual can be purchased by completing the printable CET Manual Order Form, and sending check or money order for $50.00 plus $4.50 shipping and handling (within the USA) payable to CET Training, LLC to:

CET Training
P.O. Box 11522
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

The CET CD-ROM, which includes session agendas, participant handouts, exercises and assessments, can be purchased for an additional $25.00 plus shipping and handling at the above address. (A single facility only needs one CD-ROM. Each CET clinician would want their own Manual.) Five or more Manuals can be purchased for $45.00 each (plus shipping and handling).

The 433 page CET Manual contains the following components:

Section I – Preparing for CET – This section describes the role of the CET therapist, the appropriate client population, baseline assessments, the process of coaching and developing coaching plans, how to form a CET group, and lists the necessary CET materials.

Section II – The Social Cognitive Group Curriculum – This centerpiece of CET describes each of the 45 CET weekly group sessions, including the homework, the exercise, its feedback and the education topics that characterize most sessions. All participant handouts are provided on the CET CD-ROM arranged by session. (Note: Except for the education topic in Session 2, the exercises are diagnostically non-specific. If clinicians wish to serve people other than those with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, a separate talk for the diagnosis of interest will need to be created.) Clinical examples of CET interventions are also offered.

Section III – Training in Attention, Memory and Problem Solving – This section describes computer assisted training in attention, memory and problem solving (3 attention exercises, 7 memory tasks and 6 problem solving exercises). Computer assisted training is conducted with two participants and a coach and is an effective medium for increasing participant socialization and building mental stamina. The 2 software packages used in CET for computer assisted training exercises can be purchased separately. The attention training software can be obtained by contacting David Biderman, Ph.D. (David.Biderman@nyumc.org). The memory and problem-solving training software can be obtained from Odie Bracy, Ph.D. at his website www.psychological-software.com/order.html.

The Manual concludes with various appendices that describe an eligibility interview, assessments of cognitive styles and social cognition, and bibliography.

Other Sources:

Some of the CET principles have been greatly influenced by our earlier Personal Therapy approaches to stress reduction and psychoeducation. The CET practitioner would profit from learning about these complimentary Personal Therapy techniques. Personal Therapy For Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: A Guide to Individualized Treatment by Professor Gerard E. Hogarty, M.S.W. is available from Guilford Press, New York 2002.