On our May 29th program, Eddie and Margaret will be joined by mental health advocate Angela Stott.
Angela Stott is a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and trained NAMI Basics course facilitator. In her role as an advocate, Angela’s experience has involved learning about Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET), a promising treatment with the view of schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental disorder that can be actively treated by engaging principles of neuroplasticity. CET has the potential to significantly improve the lives of people with schizophrenia, as well as people who live with autism. Angela looks forward to sharing the details of this exciting treatment so that others will feel inspired by the hope it offers and join the movement to bring it to community. From the CETcleveland website: “Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) recognized Evidence-Based Practice that helps people with schizophrenia and related cognitive disorders improve their processing speed, cognition, and social cognition. CET participants increase their potential to engage in meaningful social roles and to live independent, self-determined, and satisfying lives in the community.”
You are also invited to hear a presentation about CET by Angela on June 8, 2017. Visit the CETcleveland website for an in-depth introduction to the treatment modality. Reach out to Angela if you would like to be involved with helping bring CET to WNC or if you think you or your loved one might benefit from this treatment. Angela can be reached through her website, or join the Facebook group: WNC Advocates for Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET).