Description

The aim of this workshop is to relate theoretical knowledge of cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for anorexia nervosa (AN) as well as teach and practice the skills required to use CRT with this patient group. There is robust evidence from neuropsychological laboratory research that patients with AN exhibit a trait of cognitive inflexibility (poor ‘set-shifting’ Westwood et al 2016; Tchanturia et al; 2017; 2014) as well as having an extreme detail focused thinking style (Lang et al 2016). CRT aims to target these thinking processes through simple exercises; reflection; behavioural experiments and guided supervision.