Social Cognitive Training for Psychosis: Treatment Development


Psychosis | Schizophrenia

Trial Phase

Phase 1

Trial Purpose and Description

Trial Purpose

The primary aim of this proposal is to develop, refine, manualize and assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a brief, narrowly-focused social cognitive intervention for individuals with psychosis. The intervention will focus on helping individuals interpret social situations, specifically the intentions and feelings of others.

Study methods include preliminary treatment and manual development based on series of uncontrolled cases, manual refinement, and a small feasibility/efficacy trial of the newly developed intervention.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years - 55 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder

- Age between 18 and 55

- Psychiatrically stable

- Clinician agrees to individual's participation in study

- English as primary language

Exclusion Criteria:

- current (past 30 days) symptoms of alcohol abuse/dependence

- developmental disability

- severe auditory/visual impairment or known neurological disorder

- participant has a legal conservator
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Yale University
May 2012
Last Updated:
April 16, 2012
Study HIC#:
1008007225 ID: NCT01579422