International Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Centre



Contact: Assist. Prof. Neslihan Lok
Selçuk University Faculty of Health Sciences
Psychiatric Nursing Department
Email: neslihanlok@selcuk.edu.tr

CST research projects

The effectiveness of CST within Turkish culture is the focus of Neslihan Lok’s current PhD.

Translation of the CST manual

The manual has been adapted and translated to the Turkish culture. It is unpublished, but Neslihan Lok is willing to share it by email.


  1. Lok, N., Buldukoglu, K., & Barcin, E. (2020). Effects of the cognitive stimulation therapy based on Roy's adaptation model on Alzheimer's patients’ cognitive functions, coping‐adaptation skills, and quality of life: A randomized controlled trial. Perspectives in psychiatric care, 56(3), 581-592. 
  2. Gultan Turan, F. (2018). Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and geriatric applications: A meta-analysis. The Journal of International Social Research. 11(60), 633-636.