About SCR

History of SCR

The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, Inc. (SCR) has been evolving since September 1987, when the first organizational committee met in conjunction with the First Annual Cognitive Rehabilitation Conference in Williamsburg, VA.

Over 130 clinicians representing all major disciplines in rehabilitation were in attendance, and an informal organization — The National Society for the Study of Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (NSSCRT) — emerged from that meeting. NSSCRT held a series of organizational meetings over the next two years. In 1989, the organization was incorporated and the name of the organization was officially changed to The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation, Inc (SCR).

Our first annual meeting of SCR took place in Richmond, VA on September 13, 1990, in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Conference of Cognitive Rehabilitation. Officers were elected and a Board of Directors was selected. Membership has grown rapidly and SCR is now represented across the USA, Canada, UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Israel, Sweden, Scotland, and Ireland.

Mission of SCR

The mission of The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation (SCR) is to:

  • Assist professionals across disciplines (e.g. counseling, education, medicine, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreation therapy, social work, special education, and speech-language pathology) to meet the cognitive rehabilitation therapy needs of consumers around the world.

  • Promote interdisciplinary dialogue among these different professions, engaged directly or indirectly in the practice of cognitive rehabilitation toward the creation of consensus, endorsed by those professions.

  • Promote evidence-based practices, outcome oriented research and competency-based education in cognitive rehabilitation therapy.

  • Establish guidelines, requirements and procedures for certification of cognitive rehabilitation providers.

  • Issue Certifications in the provision of cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CPCRT).

Board of Directors

Kit Malia, B.Ed, M.Phil, CPCRT


Rita Carroll, Ph.D., CBIST, CPCRT


To be filled


Martje Huijben, CPCRT


Anju Vaidya-Thurlow, M.Ed.


Ron Savage, Ed. D

NABIS Liaison

General Board Members
Rick Parente, Ph.D., CPCRT
James Jackson

SCR Standards

Since its formation, The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation has made a concerted effort to promote professionalism in the field of Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) by developing standards and best practices that clearly define the duties, responsibilities, and services to be provided by cognitive rehabilitation therapists.

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SCR Headlines!
SCR Brochure Now Available - Download the SCR brochure and print one for yourself and for a colleague. We also encourage you to consider giving a copy to patients.

How to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Webcast broadcast on the 18th of every month

Understanding and Dealing with Behaviour Problems following brain injury Webcast broadcast on the 2nd of every month

Advanced Cognitive Rehabilitation Webcast broadcast on the 23rd of every month

Insight Webcast broadcast on the 10th of every month

Cognitive Rehabilitation Webcast broadcast on the 12th of every month

Active Relaxation Training Webcast broadcast on the 5th of every month