Cognitive remediation therapy - implementation and translation into clinical practice in rural and metropolitan New South Wales mental health services

Chloe A Gott, Matt Thomas, Julaine Allan, Jessica Kennedy, Yvette Black, Frances Dark, Julia M Lappin

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is an effective intervention in managing the significant cognitive deficits experienced by those living with psychosis. Given its strong evidence base CRT is recommended in Australian and international guidelines for rehabilitation of people with psychosis, however, access to CRT remains limited. In this commentary, we describe recent efforts to implement CRT programs within NSW mental health services. Development of CRT delivery has been successfully achieved in both rural and metropolitan settings, utilising both face-to-face and telehealth methods.

CONCLUSIONS: The delivery of CRT in public mental health services is feasible and adaptable to diverse settings. We strongly advocate for sustainable implementation of CRT into routine clinical practice. This will require policy and practice change to enable resources for CRT training and delivery to become embedded in the roles of the clinical workforce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-586
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number5
Early online date26 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

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