Are you a mental health professional (psychotherapist, counsellor, practitioner), psychology student, or individual looking to improve their own mental health by understanding how the brain works and the processes that trap people in cycles of anxiety and depression?
Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy looking at cognition. While Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) traditionally looks at what we think, MCT looks at how we think. It explores meta-beliefs such as needing to worry to keep ourselves safe, whether change is possible, and whether thoughts can be harmful.
When we understand the neural systems that lead us to engage in these cycles of worry and self-doubt, we can give the client (or ourselves) new processes to avoid engaging in these unhelpful patterns.
Metacognitive Therapy is highly effective at reducing worry and rumination and proven to reduce anxiety, PTSD, OCD and depression. In this course, we will learn what MCT is, how it works, how to use it in practice and how to apply it to each condition.
No prior knowledge of MCT or metacognition is required. An understanding of CBT or other counselling skills would be useful to understand how MCT differs from other therapies, along with a willingness to learn some challenging material. You will be supported throughout the course by a variety of learning styles and can ask questions at any point.
Taught by Chris Worfolk, psychologist, founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic, and author of Do More, Worry Less. I cannot wait to see you inside the course!