Workshop: Metacognitive Theory – Theory and Foundation Skills

Speaker: Yasmine Nassif, PhD

Overview: The workshop aims at presenting the theory behind metacognitive therapy (MCT, Wells, 1995) and looks at basic foundation skills for MCT as well as at its distinctive features.

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Describe basic metacognitive theories and principles
• Describe the Cognitive attentional syndrome (CAS) and metacognitive beliefs (beliefs about thoughts, both positive and negative)
• Discuss the levels of changes brought by MCT
• Explore the main therapeutic techniques used in MCT
• Describe the disorder-specific formulations for Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression