What you'll learn
- What is metacognition and metacognitive therapy?
- Using metacognitive therapy to reduce worry and rumination
- Deliver metacognitive therapy to a client (or to yourself)
- Apply metacognitive therapy to anxiety, depression, PTSD and OCD
- This course is predominantly aimed at mental health professionals looking to learn about metacognitive therapy
- Would also be suitable for psychology students or anyone with a basic understanding of CBT
- No prior knowledge of metacognitive therapy or metacognition is required
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!
Who this course is for:
- Mental health professionals (therapists, counsellors, practitioners)
- Psychology students
- Individuals looking to learn more about how their mind works and are comfortable with academic content
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
Our best-selling courses include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couples Counselling, Mindfulness Teacher Training and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).