BeST Center

A Story of Recovery & Hope

“A young woman learned about Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) while living in a group home and participating in FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis treatment. The skills she developed through FIRST and CET helped her to earn her Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter certification, move into her own apartment, get a job and make friends. She has a full-time job and has returned to college.”

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Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET)

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is a cognitive rehabilitation training program for adults with chronic or early-course schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who are stabilized and maintained on antipsychotic medication and not abusing substances.

CET is designed to provide cognitive training to help participants improve impairments related to:

  • Neurocognition: including poor memory and problem-solving abilities;
  • Cognitive style: including impoverished, disorganized or rigid cognitive style;
  • Social cognition: including lack of perspective taking, foresight and social context appraisal, and
  • Social adjustment: including social, vocational and family functioning.

CET Treatment Partners


Clermont County

  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services


Hamilton County

  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services



  • The Nord Center


Portage County

  • Coleman Professional Services


BeST Center

BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

NEOMED Coordinating Center of Excellence