Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for Anorexia
Evidence from research suggests that part of the predisposition to and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN) lies in the neural template underlying emotional and information processing.
The typical neuropsychological profile seen in people with AN is marked by strengths as well as weaknesses. The strengths include superiority on tasks that require directed analytic effort. However, relative weakness is found in tasks which involve flexibility/set shifting skills, which require the inhibition/unlearning of previous stimulus-response associations and a change to newly defined associations.
The topics covered in the workshop include:
- Hypothesis driven approach provides experimental evidence and allows the mapping of cognitive processes in AN
- Research evidence bridged to specific strategies for treatment
- Development of pre-treatment package for the inpatient programme encompasses a 10 session intervention comprising of cognitive exercises delivered in a motivational fashion
- Results of a case series and randomized treatment trials using the aforementioned intervention
Cognitive Remediation and Emotion Skills Training (CREST)
CREST, a brief adjunct intervention, was developed for inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). We will share research evidence, clinical experience and evaluation of the work about the CREST.