Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) Basic Virtual

This training is available by invitation only to designated Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and their behavioral health affiliates.

**Webcam and audio are necessary the duration of the training for anyone wishing to participate. This training will be conducted similar to in-person training with expectation of interaction and role plays.

CAT is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention designed to bypass cognitive and motivational impairments associated with serious mental illness in an effort to improve functional outcomes. CAT interventions include environmental supports such as signs, checklists, alarms, pill containers, and the organization of belongings to cue and sequence adaptive behaviors in the individual’s home. The interventions are individualized based upon a standardized assessment of each person's needs and challenges. CAT has been shown to decrease rates of relapse and to improve multiple functional outcomes.

This is a 2-day virtual training via Zoom consisting of classroom teaching each morning followed by practicing learned skills each afternoon via Telehealth. Telehealth visits consist of conducting assessments and establishing supports according to the treatment manual. This training is best suited for field-based staff who provide regular telehealth visits to individuals over a prolonged period of time.

Prerequisites: You must complete the CAT eLearning course 7-days prior to the in-person or virtual training. If you do not successfully complete the eLearning course prior to the in-person or virtual training, you will be asked to reschedule for a later date. Please enroll in and complete the eLearning course. This eLearning course provides 2.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist and Chemical Dependency Counselor. Upon successful completion of the eLearning course, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

This training provides 8 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist. Upon successful completion of the training, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.

Funding for all training opportunities is provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and is only offered to Texas residents.

No scheduled workshops at this time