The purpose of this study is to determine if Cognitive - Behavioral Social Skills Training
(CBSST) improves functioning in older patients with schizophrenia.
This is a randomized-control clinical trial. After completion the baseline assessment,
subjects will be randomly assigned to either standard pharmacotherapy or SP+CBSST and will
be followed for 18 months. The subjects will be 180 outpatients over the age of 45 with a
diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
Patients must be 45 years of age or older with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or