Objective. To present an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program focused on neurocognitive skills and social functioning - the Social Cognition and Neurocognition Training (SCNT).
Review. The SCNT is based on the cognitive-behavioral therapy model. Its structure is similar to that of such therapeutic programs as the Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT), Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) and Metacognitive Training. The aim of the SCNT is to help brain-damaged patients in restoration of empathy and attribution processes, and to improve their neurocognitive functions, i.e. attention, memory, thinking and meta-cognitive skills.
Conclusions. Provision of parallel training in neurocognitive and social cognitive skills is assumed to produce positive changes of cognitive, emotional and social nature that may subsequently lead to an improvement in the patients' quality of life . Development and refinement of therapeutic methods in the management of post-stroke patients seems of crucial importance considering the high rates of both stroke incidence in the Polish population and disability among stroke survivors.