S46: FEATURED SYMPOSIUM: Cognitive Enhancement for Recovery – Methods and Applications

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Authors: Kim Mueser

Year: 2019

Event: 2019 TheMHS Conference

Subject: FEATURED SYMPOSIUM: Cognitive Enhancement for Recovery – Methods and Applications

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers



Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University, and Professor of Occupational Therapy, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Psychiatry. His research interests are on the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for persons with serious mental illness. His work has involved a range of different treatments, including integrated treatment for co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder, illness management and recovery, cognitive remediation, family psychoeducation, interpersonal skills training, and treatment of first episode psychosis. He has published several hundred peer reviewed publications and co-authored over ten books. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Title: Thinking Skills for Work – cognitive enhancement for successful employment

Abstract: The Thinking Skills for Work (TSW) program combines computerized practice of cognitive skills and self-management strategies to help people with serious mental illnesses enhance their thinking skills and use them to their full advantage in getting and keeping work. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the components of this program, evidence supporting its beneficial effects on cognition and work, and clinical vignettes illustrating participant experiences in the TSW program.

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