Current CBT Studies 

Current CBT Studies at TIP Research Lab

Neurocognitive and Neurophysiological Effects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

In this pilot study we are examining the effects of 6 months of cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBT-p) on neurocognitive abilities (such as attention, memory, and problem-solving) and neurophysiology (measured through electroencephalography; EEG). The results of this study will inform the mechanisms by which CBT-p produces effective treatment results so that we can improve the delivery of CBT-p.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact us at bestlab.utsc@utoronto.ca

Virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

Despite the established efficacy of CBT delivered through in-person methods, most clinics have discontinued in-person treatments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and have moved to virtual delivery methods. There has never been a trial examining the efficacy of virtual delivery of CBT, and it is unclear the extent to which participants living with psychosis are interested in receiving virtual CBT and able to use the required technology. 

 

The goals of the current study are two-fold: 

1) Examine the efficacy of virtually delivered CBT for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders to reduce symptoms and improve community functioning. 

2) Examine the feasibility and acceptability of virtually-delivered CBT for individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.

This will be the first study investigating the efficacy of virtually delivered CBT. The results will contribute to our understanding of treatments that can be delivered through virtual modalities.

 

If you're interested in participating in this study or finding out more, contact bestlabadmin.utsc@utoronto.ca.