Formal Project Title: The effectiveness of a cognitive training program, GMT, on reducing cognitive difficulties and improving everyday functioning in individuals with affective disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often results in changes to an individual’s cognitive functioning, such as difficulty with memory, attention, concentration, planning and organization.
Research led by HRI and McMaster University is examining the use of Goal Management Training® (GMT), an established cognitive skills training program, as a method for reducing symptoms of PTSD, particularly among veterans, military members and first responders.
Already trialed with inpatients from the Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery at Homewood Health Centre, GMT is now being trialed with community members in Southern Ontario. Initial results suggest that GMT holds great promise for improving quality of life and cognitive function among individuals with PTSD.