Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) Basic - November 13-14, 2019

Training Location:  UT Health San Antonio - University Plaza located at 7526 Louis Pasteur, Suite 112, San Antonio, TX 78229

CAT is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention designed to bypass cognitive and motivational impairments associated with serious mental illness in an effort to improve functional outcomes. CAT interventions include environmental supports such as signs, checklists, alarms, pill containers, and the organization of belongings to cue and sequence adaptive behaviors in the individual’s home. The interventions are individualized based upon a standardized assessment of each person's needs and challenges. CAT has been shown to decrease rates of relapse and to improve multiple functional outcomes.

This is a 2-day workshop consisting of classroom teaching each morning followed by practicing learned skills each afternoon within the individual’s home. In-home visits consist of conducting assessments and establishing supports according to the treatment manual. This training is best suited for field based staff who provide regular in-home visits to individuals over a prolonged period of time.

Prerequisites: You must complete the CAT eLearning course  by Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:00 am CST. If you do not successfully complete the eLearning course prior to the in-person workshop you will be asked to reschedule for a later date.

Please go to and enroll in the course. This course provides 3.6 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist and Chemical Dependency Counselor. Upon successful completion of this online course, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.