Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for mental illness

bridgehavenBridgehaven is the first in Kentucky to offer a newly developed intervention that addresses the negative symptoms of mental illness. Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is an evidence based practice developed in a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in 1997.

CET is a holistic, integrated program for treating the cognitive and psycho-social impairments found in chronic psychotic disorders. Along with coaching and group treatment experiences, CET includes a computer-based cognitive training module designed to improve core cognitive functioning in areas of attention, memory and problem solving. Since CET is an integrated treatment approach, each piece is intended to complement the other treatment modalities. As a result, CET is a more intensive approach to the remediation of cognitive difficulties.

CET is also effective in addressing the social and communication problems associated with Asperger’s Syndrome and the cognitive deficits of Acquired Brain Injuries.