Revue de neuropsychologie


ClaCoS: Presentation of a functional evaluation battery of social cognition in adult psychiatry Volume 15, issue 3, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2023



1 Service hospitalo-universitaire de Santé mentale et thérapeutique, GHU-Psychiatrie & Neurosciences Site Sainte Anne, 7 rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris, France
2 Centre Ressource Île-de-France en Remédiation cognitive et Réhabilitation psychosociale, Paris, France
3 Institut de Psychiatrie (CNRS GDR 3557), groupe de travail « Cognition », Paris, France
4 Centre référent Maladies rares à expression psychiatrique (CRMR-PSY) adulte (Pôle hospitalo-universitaire PEPIT) et enfant (Pôle 16), GHU Psychiatrie et Neurosciences, Hôpital Sainte-Anne, Paris
5 Se Rétablir 37, CHRU de Tours, Tours, France
6 Centre universitaire de Pédopsychiatrie, CHRU de Tours, Centre d’Excellence Autisme et Troubles du neuro-développement-Tours exac.t, Tours, France
7 UMR 1253, iBrain, Université de Tours, Inserm, Tours, France
8 Centre ressource de réhabilitation psychosociale, Centre hospitalier Le Vinatier, Bron, France
9 Pôle hospitalo-universitaire ADIS, CRMR GénoPsy, Centre d’Excellence Autisme et Troubles du neurodéveloppement iMind, Lyon, France
10 Dispositif de soins de Réhabilitation psycho-sociale, Centre psychothérapique de l’Ain, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
11 Pôle hospitalo-universitaire PEPIT, GHU Psychiatrie et Neurosciences, Hôpital Sainte Anne, Paris, France
12 Inserm Institut Paris Neurosciences et Psychiatrie (IPNP)-UMR 1266, Paris, France
13 UMR 5229 CNRS & Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France
* Correspondance : L. Brénugat

The difficulties of social cognition in psychiatry, particularly in people with schizophrenia or autism spectrum disorder, have been widely discussed in the literature. These difficulties have significant repercussions on daily life. However, to date, there are still few validated clinical tools that can be applicable to clinical practice to offer an in-depth analysis, in quantitative and qualitative terms, of these difficulties in patients. With this in mind, a think tank was created: the “ClaCoS” team. It is made up of psychiatrists, nurses, and neuropsychologists working with people suffering from mental disorders in several care centers. For over a decade, the team has been working on the development and validation of ClaCoS, a social cognition assessment battery. With ClaCos, it is possible to establish a social cognition profile and gain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying social situations. It is based on the most widely accepted investigations, research studies, and theoretical models at an international level. Although it is currently mainly used with people suffering from schizophrenia or autism spectrum disorder, this battery was designed to be transnosographic and easy to use. Its aim is to complement the tools available to neuropsychologists, so that they can offer the most appropriate support for psychosocial rehabilitation in terms of the functional repercussions caused by the difficulties of social cognition highlighted, and thus help improve social functioning. Similarly, the ClaCoS battery was also designed to be an investigative tool for clinical research and social cognition research.