CBT is commonly recommended for treating OCD however treatment outcomes have not been benchmarked in real world settings. Benchmarking, is a clinical audit that compares
Treatment outcome in psychological therapy is often based on presence or absence of a disorder or severity of diagnostic symptoms using scores from questionnaires. However
Following a sexual trauma, women commonly report mental contamination (i.e. feelings of dirtiness or distress without physical contact). According to the S-REF model metacognitive beliefs
Bardeen & Fergus (2018) evaluated if executive control deficits increase the impact of metacognitive beliefs on post-traumatic stress symptoms. Trauma-exposed adults (n = 469) completed
A study published in the special Research Topic on Metaognitive Therapy in Frontiers of Psychology finds that the Attention Training Technique is associated with neurophysiological
A clinical trial just published in British Journal of Psychiatry Open finds MCT to be more effective than gold standard CBT in the treatment of generalised anxiety
Research highlight: Carter & Wells (2018) evaluated the use of the attention training technique on auditory hallucinations in schizo-affective disorder in a single case study.
Rosenbaum et al (2018) evaluated the neurophysiological correlates of the Attention Training Technique (ATT). More specifically they aimed to evlauate the effect of the componenets
Research Highlight: Bright et al (2018) validated the MCQ-30 in an at risk for psychosis population. A comprehensive range of psychometric tests including confirmatory and
Rochat, Manolov & Billieux (2017) conducted a meta-analysis of single case studies to evaluate the efficacy of MCT in improving mental health. 14 studies were
A recent study provides further evidence that the Attention Training Technique can improve delay of gratification in young children. Such delay is considered important because
Capobianco, Morris & Wells (2018) compared the effects of worry, rumination and distraction on affective and physiological recovery from stress. Skin conductance was used to
Capobianco, Morrison & Wells (2017) conducted an experimental manipulation of negative metacognitive beliefs to evaluate the effect of thought importance (negative metacognitive belief) on stress
Capobianco & Wells (2017) recently wrote a letter to the editor regarding the importance of labelling psychological therapies appropriately, in particular the use of metacognitive
The most common treatment approaches for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).Although both treatments
Capobianco, Reeves, Morrison & Wells (2017) coducted a feasibility trial comparing group metacognitive therapy (MCT) versus mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in a transdiagnostic group. Patients
Last week we attended the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Conference. It was an exciting few days of workshops, keynotes and symposiums! Here’s
Research highlight: Very interesting article on the role of metacognition and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in psychosis. A recent study by Hagen, Solem, Opstad, Hansen & Hagen
New study investigating the role of Metacognitive Beliefs, Symptom Severity, and Cognitive Behavioural Factors in Social Anxiety & Work Status
Research Feature: Social Anxiety and Work Status: The Role of Negative Metacognitive Beliefs, Symptom Severity and Cognitive-Behavioural Factors (Nordahl & Wells, 2017) Psychological health has
Research Feature: A recent study compared Metacognitive therapy versus disorder-specific CBT for comorbid anxiety disorders. Johnson, Hoffart, Nordahl, and Wampold (2017) found that both treatments
A recent meta-analysis by Sun, Zhu and Ho-Wai So (2017) found that metacognition was common across psychological disorders. The results support the S-REF model which
New evidence comparing the metacognitive model and cognitive behavioural therapy model for social anxiety disorder.
A recent study by Nordahl & Wells (2017) found that the metacognitive model that emphasised negative metacognitive beliefs about the uncontrollability and danger of thoughts and
Exciting research on cognitive & metacognitive predictors of symptom improvement in social anxiety disorder!
Exciting research on cognitive & metacognitive predictors of symptom improvement in social anxiety disorder! A recent study found that although both cognitive and metacognitive beliefs
Treatment enhanced with MCT techniques is highly effective in treating social anxiety. Please click here to view the attached document. Read the paper here: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/447013.
Long term follow-up of generalized anxiety treated with MCT shows superiority over CBT is maintained
A 30-month follow-up study of patients treated with MCT or Intolerance of uncertainty therapy showed that both treatments maintained their gains but MCT remained superior
In a recent study published in a special issue of the Journal: Cognitive Therapy and Research metacogniitve therapy was compared with exposure therapy and a
A recently published meta-analysis by independent researchers at the Universities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam examined the effectiveness of metacognitive therapy (MCT) for anxiety and depression.
Can the metacognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and chronic worry in adults be applied to children?
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and University of Sussex report 2 studies in: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology that begin to answer
New Independent Study Finds Metacognitive Therapy to be More Effective in Treating Worry and Generalized Anxiety
A Dutch group of Clinical Psychologists have published the results of a large scale trial examining the effects of MCT when compared with a form
A randomised controlled trial just published in Journal of Clinical Psychology demonstrated that 8 sessions of MCT was highly effective in the treatment of chronic