Save the date: Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET)

Save the Date! April 26th “Ask the Doctor” Conference Call with Ray Gonzalez of the Center for Cognition and Recovery Hosted by NAMI’s Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth, M.D. Who: Ray Gonzalez, ACSW, executive director of the Center for Cognition and Recovery (CCR) When: Friday, April 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST Where: Conference call number below To access the toll-free call, please dial: Phone Number: 1-888-858-6021 Access Number 309918# Ray Gonzalez, ACSW, is the Executive Director of the Center for Cognition and Recovery (CCR). Join us as Ray speaks about Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET), which is a form of cognitive remediation therapy. CET is a program developed by Professors Gerard E. Hogarty and Samuel Flesher, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a treatment to aid in the psychiatric rehabilitation of people recovering from schizophrenia and related illnesses. The CET model views schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental disorder and works on improving deficits in cognition, increasing social cognition and improving vocational effectiveness. There are now 21 CET program sites across the US with at least four more starting within the next six months. For more information on CET, please visit: www.cetcleveland.org . Ray Gonzalez, ACSW, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Social Work. Gonzalez describes himself as an “optimist” with 36 years of experience as a psychiatric social worker. He is a certified CET coach and has been co-leader of four CET groups. Gonzalez has also been a NAMI member for more than 20 years. He conducted a CET workshop at the 2012 NAMI convention in Seattle and will be a speaker at the NAMI convention in San Antonio this June. If you would like to listen to past “Ask the Doctor” calls, including last month’s call with Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland of WRAP, please go to www.nami.org/askthedoctor. Thank you! Jessica W. Hart Program Assistant Policy & Legal Affairs and Child & Adolescent Action Center NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, Virginia 22203 (703) 516-0698 jwhart@nami.orgjwhart@nami.org> www.nami.org   Judith Evans, Executive Director NAMI Florida, Inc 1030 E. Lafayette St. Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (850) 671-4445 (850) 671-5272 fax  

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