CT-R Resources


Successfully Breaking a 20-Year Cycle of Hospitalizations With Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia (2014): A case study of the successful application of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) to empower an individual with chronic course illness get back to a life of their choosing

Advances in Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia: Empowerment and Recovery in the Absence of Insight (2009): a case study in which CT-R is used to produced pulpal success in life without the development of insights into illness.

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits for People with Schizophrenia (2017): American Psychiatric Association (APA) news post describing recovery-oriented cognitive therapy producing sustained improvement among individuals with schizophrenia, even among those with the most chronic illness.

In and out of schizophrenia: Activation and deactivation of the negative and positive schemas (2017): article about how treatment target for those diagnosed with schizophrenia may be influenced by how they view their experiences and confidence.

Dysfunctional Attitudes and Expectancies in Deficit Syndrome Schizophrenia (2013): Article is demonstrating that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia who have the most severe and persistent negative symptoms endorse defeatist and asocial beliefs to a greater extent than individuals with less severe negative symptoms.

Evaluation sensitivity as a moderator of communication disorder in schizophrenia (2009): This paper describes how sensitivity to evaluation moderated the relationship between cognitive impairment and communication disorder in schizophrenia.

Cognitive Insight Predicts Favorable Outcome in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (2009): In the CBT of psychosis in South London improvement in cognitive insight improvement in treatment insight is a mediator

Exploring the Temporal Relationship Between Cognitive Insight and Neurocognition in Schizophrenia: A Prospective Analysis (2018): An investigation of prospective links between impairment of cognitive function and cognitive insight, using data from two longitudinal studies of adults diagnosed with schizophrenia. In both studies, cognitive insight predicted changes in neurocognitive performance, suggesting that reductions in cognitive insight temporally preceded by neurocognitive changes. It is essential to note neither study showed the reverse relationship.

Beck Self-Esteem Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF): Development and psychometric evaluation of a scale for the assessment of self-concept in schizophrenia (2018): Validates the use of the BSES-SF as a tool to gauge self-concept for individuals with schizophrenia and to help inform treatment. 

Effects of a Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Training Program on Inpatient Staff Attitudes and Incidents of Seclusion and Restraint (2014): Manuscript describing a successful milieu-wide, multidisciplinary, recovery-oriented cognitive therapy training program on an urban acute inpatient unit treating individuals with serious mental illness.

Training Peer Specialists in Cognitive Therapy Strategies for Recovery (2013): Article explains an innovative recovery-oriented cognitive therapy training program collaboratively developed with peer specialists to promote their effectiveness.

CBT Addresses Most-Debilitating Symptoms in Chronic Schizophrenia (2014): Psychiatric News article details how recovery-oriented cognitive therapy helps mental health providers operationalize recovery work, engaging all individuals with serious mental illness, however challenging, to successfully collaborate and make progress on their self-defined aspirations.

Outreach and Engagement for Early Psychosis (2017): NAMI blog written by Drs. Ellen Inverso and Paul Grant in which they describe the Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy framework.

Training Peer Specialists in Cognitive Therapy Strategies for Recovery (2013): A successful pilot program with certified Peer Specialists (CPSs) to provide them skills for working with individuals who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia.


Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research, and Therapy (2009) Guilford Press.: New York, NY.

Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy for schizophrenia (in press). Guilford Press.: New York, NY.


Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Watch Drs. Paul M. Grant and Ellen Inverso present at NAMI NJ 2017 Conference.

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Resiliency, Recovery & Flourishing: Watch Drs. Paul M. Grant and Ellen Inverso discuss an approach they have helped to pioneer via 2017 ISPS Webinar.

SAMHSA Webinar Series:

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Evidence, and Activating the Adaptive Mode in CT-R

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Discovering Meaningful Aspirations and Taking Action

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Team-based CT-R for Building Empowerment and Resilience

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Implementation Across a System, Lessons of Success