Conference Presentations

Symposia Presentations

Metacognitive Theory and Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Chair: Samuel Myers

  1. Low dysfunctional beliefs subgroup in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Relationships with metacognition and treatment outcome
  2. Metacognitive Therapy for Scrupulosity: A pilot study
  3. Metacognitive Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Presenters:
Dr. Samuel Myers
Ms Torun Grotte (Norwegian University of Science and Technology & St. Olavs University Hospital)
Mr. Svein Haseth (St. Olavs University Hospital)

Metacognitive Therapy and Addictive Behaviours
Chair:
Dr. Gabriele Caselli

  1. Desire thinking as a predictor of relapse of drinking status following treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: A prospective study
  2. Metacognitive Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: A systematic case series
  3. Anxiety-depression comorbidity in pathological gambling: the role of metacognitive beliefs and the psychological flexibility.

Presenters:
Dr. Gabriele Caselli (Studi Cognitivi, Sigmund Freud University & London South Bank University)
Francesca Martino (Studi Cognitivi, London South Bank University, & Uiversity of Bologna)
Dr. Giovanni Mansueto (Studi Cognitivi, Sigmund Freud University & Maastricht University Medical Center)

Neurobiology of Metacognitive Therapy
Chair
: Prof. Kai G. Kahl (Hannover Medical School)

  1. More than words: impact of MCT on the deep brain
  2. Shifting instead of drifting – improving attentional performance by means of the attention training technique and its neurobiological correlates
  3. Neural correlates of the CAS- a functional connectivity study of induced rumination

Presenters:
Dr. Lotta Winter (Hannover Medical School)
Dr. Ivo Heitland  (Hannover Medical School)
Mr. Joachim Kowalski (University of Warsaw)

New areas in metacognitive research: childhood adversity, anger, and bipolar disorders
Chair: Dr. Giovanni Maria Ruggiero (Studi Cognitivi & Sigmund Freud University)

  1. Metacognitive beliefs and childhood adversities: An Overview of the literature
  2. Metacognition of uncontrollability makes anger rumination persistent: A prospective study
  3. Metacognitive beliefs and thought control strategies in bipolar disorder and healthy controls: a comparative study

Presenters:
Dr. Giovanni Mansueto (Studi Cognitivi, Sigmund Freud University & Maastricht University Medical Center)
Dr. Alessia Offered (Studi Cognitivi)
Dr. Ettore Favaretto

Is the metacognitive model relevant to the area of personality research?
Chair:
Mr. Henrik Nordahl

  1. What lies beneath trait-anxiety? Testing the Self-regulatory Executive Function Model of Vulnerability
  2. Exploring the Structural Relationships between Metacognitive Beliefs and the Big Five: Can the metacognitive model be relevant to the area of personality research?
  3. Metacognitive Therapy of Early Traumatized Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder: A Study of Feasibility and Preliminary Outcome

Presenters:
Mr. Henrik Nordahl (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Odin Hjemdal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Hans Nordahl (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Metacognitive Therapy in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Chair: Dr. Rebecca McPhillips (University of Manchester)

  1. Cardiac rehabilitation patients’ views and experiences of Group Metacognitive therapy: a nested longitudinal study
  2. Cardiac rehabilitation practitioners’ views and experiences of being trained in, and delivering, Group Metacognitive therapy: a nested longitudinal study
  3. Costing Metacognitive Therapy in the UK

Presenters:
Dr. Rebecca McPhillips (University of Manchester)
Ms. Gemma Shields (University of Manchester)

Metacognition in Physiological Distress in Physical Illness
Chair: Dr. Lora Capobianco (Greater Manchester Mental Health)

  1. Metacognitive Beliefs in Physical Illnesses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  2. Assessing metacognitions in cardiac patients with co-morbid anxiety and/or depression
  3. Factors Associated with Symptoms of Depression, Health Status and Metacognitive Beliefs in a Population Undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation

Presenters:
Dr. Lora Capobianco (Greater Manchester Mental Health)
Dr. Cintia Faija (University of Manchester)
Dr. Gemma Shields (University of Manchester)

Metacognition and Psychosis: Theory and Applications
Chair: Dr. Sophie Parker (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust & University of Manchester)

  1. Investigating the use of Attention Training Technique for people with Psychosis
  2. Metacognitive therapy for individuals at high risk of developing psychosis: A pilot trial
  3. Metacognitive beliefs in psychosis: A 15-month follow-up study

Presenters:
Dr. Sophie Parker (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust & University of Manchester)
Dr. Tiril Østefjells (University of Oslo & Akershus University Hospital)

Open Paper Presentations

MCT for Bipolar Disorder: A case series
Presenter: Dr. Pia Callesen (CEKTOS)

The Metacognitions about Gambling Questionnaire
Presenter: Mr. Andrea Ferrari (Studi Cognitivi)

Metacognitive beliefs and interpersonal problems: Is there a role for metacognitions after controlling emotional distress levels, attachment styles and the big five personality traits?
Presenter: Prof Odin Hjemdal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Metacognitive therapy for treatment resistant and high risk somatic delusions
Presenter:Dr. Louise Horne

Does process matter? Examining therapy process issues in metacognitive therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy for depression
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Jordan (University of Otago)

An evaluation of the contribution of maladaptive maternal attitudes and metacognitive beliefs in perinatal depression
Presenter: Dr. Dawn Leach

Role of rumination in the relationship between metacognition and shyness
Presenter: Dr. Sara Palmieri (Studi Cognitivi, Sigmund Freud Univeristy & London South Bank University)

MCT Homework and Research via Mobile App
Presenter: Dr. Brad Richard (Cognitive Behavioural Institute of Alburquerque)

Secularising the therapeutic relationship in MCT. Dodo’s verdict or Cuckoo’s strategy?
Presenter: Prof. Giovanni Maria Ruggiero (Studi Cognitivi & Sigmund Freud University)

Metacognitive Therapy for Depression Reduces Interpersonal Problems: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Presenter: Mr. Eivind Strand (St. Olavs Hospital, Norway)

Poster Presentations

MCT For Major Depressive Disorder: Session to Session Analyses
Presenter: Dr. Audun Havnen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Attention Training Technique and Mindful Self-Compassion for Students With Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
Presenters: Miss Ragni Bleie Haukaas & Ingrid Bondkall Gjerde (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Patient and Public Involvement: Feedback on Important Characteristics of MCT Therapy Included in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Pathway
Presenter: Ms. Gemma Shields (University of Manchester)

Patient and Public Involvement within the MCT Cardiac Rehabilitation Pathway.
Presenter: Ms. Zara Hussain (Greater Manchester Mental Health)

Project Management in Clinical Research: A Case Study of the MCT PATHWAY Trial.
Presenter: Mr. Avinash Atwal (Greater Manchester Mental Health)

The cognitive attentional syndrome in cardiac patients experiencing anxiety and/or depression
Presenter: Dr. Cintia Faija (University of Manchester)

MCT-based Preventive Metacognitive Training: effects on stress and health of first year medical students
Presenter: Dr. Oliver Korn (University of Lubeck)

Abstract Submissions

If you’re interested in presenting a symposium at the 2019 Metacognitive Therapy Conference in Prague, register here. The deadline is 31st October 2018, and all symposium submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee.

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