Cognitive adaptation training for outpatients with schizophrenia

Meredith L. Draper, Donna S. Stutes, Natalie J. Maples, Dawn I. Velligan

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Schizophrenia is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by cognitive deficits. These deficits in cognitive functioning have been shown to relate to a variety of functional and treatment outcomes. Cognitive adaptation training (CAT) is a home-based, manual-driven treatment that utilizes environmental supports and compensatory strategies to bypass cognitive deficits and improve target behaviors and functional outcomes in individuals with schizophrenia. Unlike traditional case management, CAT provides environmental supports and compensatory strategies tailored to meet the behavioral style and neurocognitive deficits of each individual patient. The case of Ms. L. is presented to illustrate CAT treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-853
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2009


  • Cognition
  • Cognitive adaptation training
  • Functional outcome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology


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