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 2-day instructor led training includes classroom teaching each morning followed by practicing learned skills each afternoon via in-home visits. In-home visits include conducting assessments and establishing supports according to the treatment manual. This training is best suited for field-based staff who provide treatment over a sustained period of time to individuals diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental health condition. This course provides an advanced understanding of CAT treatment. Successful completion of this certification course signifies competency to provide CAT to those you serve.
Watch a brief video to learn what CAT practitioners and recipient’s say about this treatment.
Prerequisites: You must SEPARATELY enroll and complete the Cognitive Adaptation Training: An Introduction formerly known as Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) eLearning course prior to the training. If you do not successfully complete the eLearning course prior to the training, you will be asked to reschedule for a later date. 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. Please enroll here.
This 2-day instuctor led 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.
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