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University degree in cognitive remediation (DU in “Remédiation cognitive”)

The university degree “Rémédiation cognitive” (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) first opened in 2009 and has been held every year since. It trains cognitive remediation therapists in one year.

Educational objectives:

  • provide information on cognitive remediation techniques available in French and validated for schizophrenia
  • teach how to use these tools as part of a comprehensive patient therapy, accompanied by a thorough evaluation
  • train each participant on one of these techniques through lectures, tutorial classes and internship

Educational manager: Prof Nicolas Franck

Related documents

Access the website of the degree

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Contact stage


You can download the application form here:

Bulletin d’inscription pour la cession 2018
  • To send by e-mail: Mme Isabelle Winkler
  • To send by regular mail: Centre référent lyonnais en réhabilitation et en remédiation cognitive (CL3R) - 4 rue Jean Sarrazin - 69008 Lyon

When your application is accepted by the educational manager, you may pre-register on the University website during summer. The final administrative registration will be completed in fall (often after classes start).


You need to contact the desired internship(s) center(s). Isabelle Winkler will have the training supervisor list at your disposal in early fall.



Demily C, Franck N. Schizophrénie. Diagnostic et prise en charge. Elsevier-Masson, Paris, 2013

Favrod J., Maire A. se rétablir de la schizophrénie. Elsevier-Masson, Paris, 2012.

Franck N. La schizophrénie. La reconnaître et la soigner. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2006.

Franck N (Ed). Remédiation cognitive. Elsevier-Masson, Paris, 2012.

Franck N. Entraînez et préservez votre cerveau. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2013.

Franck N (Ed). Cognition sociale et schizophrénie. Elsevier-Masson, Paris, 2014.

Pomini V et al. Thérapie psychologique des schizophrénies. Mardaga, Bruxelles, 1998.

Prouteau A (Ed). Neuropsychologie clinique de la schizophrénie. Dunod, Paris, 2011.

Vianin P. La remédiation cognitive dans la schizophrénie. Le programme RECOS. Mardaga, Bruxelles, 2013.

Scientific articles

Bowie C.R., Depp C., McGrath J.A., Wolyniec P., Mausbach B.T., Thornquist M.H., Luke J., Patterson T.L., Harvey P.D., Pulver A.E. (2010) Prediction of real-world functional disability in chronic mental disorders: a comparison of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 167, 1116-1124

Demily C., Franck N. (2008) Cognitive remediation: a promising tool for the treatment of schizophrenia. Expert Review in Neurotherapeutics 8, 1029-1036

Demily C., Cavézian C., Desmurget M., Berquand-Merle M., Chambon V., Franck N. (2009) The game of chess enhances cognitive abilities in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 107, 112-113

Franck N., Duboc C., Sundby C., Amado I., Wykes T., Demily C., Launay C., Le Roy V., Bloch P., Willard D., Todd A., Petitjean F., Foullu S., Briant P., Grillon M.L., Deppen P., Verdoux H., Bralet M.C., Januel D., Riche B., Roy P., Other members of the Cognitive Remediation Network, Vianin P. (2013) Specific vs general cognitive remediation for executive functioning in schizophrenia: a multicenter randomized trial. Schizophrenia Research 147, 68-74

Kurtz M.M. (2012) Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: current status, biological correlates and predictors of response. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 12, 813-821

McGurk S.R., Twamley E.W., Sizter D.I., McHugo G.J., Mueser K.T. (2007) A meta-analysis of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry 164, 1791-1802

McGurk S.R., Mueser K.T., DeRosa T.J., Wolfe R. (2009) Work, recovery, and comorbidity in schizophrenia: a randomized controlled trial of cognitive remediation. Schizophrenia Bulletin 35, 319-335

Medalia A., Choi J. (2009) Cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Neuropsychological Review 19, 353-364

Medalia A., Saperstein A.M. (2013) Does cognitive remediation improve fonctionnal outcomes? Current Opinion in Psychiatry 26, 151-157

Penadés R., Pujol N., Catalán R., Massana G., Rametti G., García-Rizo C., Bargalló N., Gastó C., Bernardo M, Junqué C. (2013) Brain effects of cognitive remediation therapy in schizophrenia: a structural and functional neuroimaging study. Biological Psychiatry 73, 1015-1023

Roder V., Mueller D.R., Mueser K.T., Brenner H.D. (2006) Integrated psychological therapy (IPT) for schizophrenia: is it effective? Schizophrenia Bulletin 32, S81-S93

Sablier J., Stip E., Franck N. (2009) Remédiation cognitive et assistants cognitifs numériques dans la schizophrénie : état de l’art. L’Encéphale, 35, 160-167

Vianin P., Urben S., Magistretti P., Fornari E., Jaugey S. (2014) Increased activation in Broca’s area after cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging sous presse

Wykes T., Newton E., Landau S., Rice C., Thompson N., Frangou S. (2007) Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for young early onset patients with schizophrenia: an exploratory randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research 94, 221-230

Wykes T, Huddy V, Cellard C, McGurk S, Czobor P. (2011) A meta-analysis of cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: methodology and effect sizes. American Journal of Psychiatry 168, 472-485