Research articles – Metacognitive Therapy
Metacognitive Therapy Institute
“Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is a psychological “talking therapy” for the treatment of mental illness. It was created by Professor Adrian Wells based on an information processing model by Wells and Matthews. It is supported by scientific evidence from a large number of studies. The goals of MCT are to first discover what patients believe about their own thoughts and how their mind works (called metacognitive beliefs), then show the patient how these beliefs lead to unhelpful responses to thoughts that serve to unintentionally prolong or worsen symptoms, and finally to provide alternative ways of responding to thoughts in order to allow a reduction of symptoms. In clinical practice, MCT is most commonly used for treating anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as depression- though the model was designed to be transdiagnostic(meaning it focuses on common psychological factors thought to maintain all psychological disorders).” – Wikipedia
- Churchill, Rachel, Theresa HM Moore, Philippa Davies, Deborah Caldwell, Hannah Jones, Glyn Lewis, and Vivien Hunot. “Mindfulness‐based ‘third wave’ cognitive and behavioural therapies versus treatment as usual for depression.” The Cochrane Library (2010).
- Callesen, Pia, Anne Backhausen Jensen, and Adrian Wells. “Metacognitive therapy in recurrent depression: a case replication series in Denmark.” Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 55, no. 1 (2014): 60-64
- Jordan, Jennifer, Janet D. Carter, Virginia VW McIntosh, Kumari Fernando, Christopher MA Frampton, Richard J. Porter, Roger T. Mulder, Cameron Lacey, and Peter R. Joyce. “Metacognitive therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: a randomized pilot study.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2014): 0004867414533015.
- Normann, Nicoline, Arnold AP Emmerik, and Nexhmedin Morina. “THE EFFICACY OF METACOGNITIVE THERAPY FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: A META‐ANALYTIC REVIEW.” Depression and anxiety 31, no. 5 (2014): 402-411.
- Papageorgiou, Costas, and Adrian Wells. “Group metacognitive therapy for severe antidepressant and CBT resistant depression: A baseline-controlled trial.” Cognitive Therapy and Research 39, no. 1 (2015): 14-22.
- Wells, Adrian, Peter Fisher, Samuel Myers, Jon Wheatley, Trishna Patel, and Chris R. Brewin. “Metacognitive therapy in recurrent and persistent depression: A multiple-baseline study of a new treatment.” Cognitive Therapy and Research 33, no. 3 (2009): 291-300
- Wells, Adrian, Peter Fisher, Samuel Myers, Jon Wheatley, Trishna Patel, and Chris R. Brewin. “Metacognitive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: A platform trial.” Behaviour Research and Therapy 50, no. 6 (2012): 367-373.