IT-training – a new trend in the practice of care for patients with mental disorders and their importance for the development of social cognition 1139
, Junior Researcher, Laboratory of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, State Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry named after V.P. Serbsky, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, email@example.comKholmogorova A.B.
, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry — Branch of The Serbsky Federal Medical Research Center for Psychiatry and Narcology, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The emergence and development of social cognition paradigm is a new trend in the science of mental health, which led to a significant modification of training in the direction of greater specialization in training of various skills in the field of social cognition, including with the use of computer technology. The article provides a brief overview of the most well-known foreign computerized training programs, gives idea of skills in social cognition (SC), presents data on the effectiveness of these programs, the possibilities and limitations of application of computer technologies in training SC, and also a number of conclusions about the perspectives of their application.
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