Cognitive Adaptation Training: An Introduction

The following Introductory eLearning course is a good opportunity to explore CAT to determine whether it is an appropriate fit for you and your organization. The course provides you with an introduction to CAT treatment and presents the rationale for the CAT model; information about assessment, treatment planning, and application of specific interventions for various challenges faced by the individual; and supervision of CAT practitioners.

CAT is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention designed to bypass cognitive and motivational challenges 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.

Learners scheduled to attend a live instructor led CAT training must complete prior to attending. If you have not successfully completed the eLearning course prior to the training, you will be asked to reschedule for a later date.

This 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 this eLearning course, 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.

Cognitive Adaptation Training: An Introduction

eLearning Course