Metacognitive Therapy Articles (MCT)

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[1] based on an information processing model by Wells and Matthews.[2] It is supported by scientific evidence from a large number of studies.[2][3] 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


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