Dr. Sean Kidd is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and a Clinician Scientist in CAMH's Complex Care and Recovery Program. He is also Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. The focus of Dr. Kidd’s career has been upon marginality and service enhancement. The populations of focus, often overlapping, are homeless youth and individuals with severe mental illness. Specific domains of contribution include research into youth homelessness with a particular focus on tertiary prevention, work in developing and testing psychiatric rehabilitation interventions, and examining social inclusion among marginalized populations.
Title: Cognitive Adaptation Training: An evidence based approach to addressing community functioning for people with schizophrenia
This talk will provide an overview of the manner in which cognitive challenges can impact community functioning among individuals with schizophrenia and several key psychosocial interventions that are effective in this area. Of particular focus will be Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT), which has shown great promise as an effective intervention for those with some of the more debilitating forms of the illness. The broader evidence base for CAT will be describe as will recent trials and implementation efforts in Toronto.
- 1. Participants will become familiar with compensatory and restorative interventions for schizophrenia.
- 2. Participants will understand the fundamentals of the CAT intervention.
- 3. Participants will be familiar with implementation strategies and considerations related to scaling up CAT in tertiary care facilities.
Date and Time
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Auditorium, Atrium Building
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1G3