Certified Online Training: Metacognitive Training (MCT) for Psychosis

 

This online training can be done conveniently from home. No special software is needed, and you can set the pace yourself. This is an accredited training that offers 10 education points for psychotherapists and neuropsychologists (GNP) in Germany.

More information follows below. Registration via Online registration.

Background

Metacognitive Training for Psychosis (MCT) is now recommended in the guidelines for the treatment of psychosis of the German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN), the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. The MCT manual and slides can be obtained free of charge via www.uke.de/mct. The manual provides a good introduction to the training.

However, colleagues with less clinical experience may wish for more guidance. The ten learning units of our online course (registration via https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/online-mct/) include text, video simulations with group participants, and interactive exercises and show you how to facilitate group MCT and handle difficult therapeutic situations. The self-study format lets you decide when and at what pace to complete the training. You will not be required to install any software on your computer.


Although this e-learning focuses on MCT for Psychosis, the course is also beneficial for therapists interested in other variants of MCT (e.g. MCT for borderline personality disorder), as many of the topics are relevant for all MCTs. An e-learning tool for the MCT for depression can be accessed via www.uke.de/e-dmct

After completing the course and passing the test, you will receive an official certificate that credits your donation and recognizes you as an official MCT trainer.

Certificate

Certification and Donation

When you have completed the training, you will have the opportunity to take a test to check your knowledge. If you pass the test, you will then receive a certificate of successful completion, which also acknowledges your donation and recognizes you as an official MCT trainer.

We kindly request a donation of 100€/$100 (50€/$50 for psychologists in training) for the online training (if you are interested but cannot afford this amount, send an email to: moritz@uke.de, Steffen Moritz). Please click on the following link to make your donation: Donate (*). You will receive an official receipt for your donation.

Click here to access the e-learning for the MCT for depression (D-MCT) and depression in older adults (MCT-Silver): www.uke.de/e-dmct

(*) Please note that the transaction will be done through a German bank. Germany, like most European countries, uses a comma as a decimal separator, while the US and other countries use a point (e.g., 100,00 € is equivalent to 100 €); for more information, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator

Our aim

The aim of the online training is to prepare you to facilitate group MCT. After completing the training, you will

  • be familiar with the empirical findings on the effectiveness of group MCT,
  • know the content and background of group MCT,
  • be familiar with typical cognitive biases/distortions in psychosis and know how to address them in group MCT,
  • be familiar with the various types of exercises used in group MCT,
  • know how to facilitate group MCT,
  • know various strategies for dealing with comorbid problems (e.g., depression, low self-esteem), and
  • know how to deal with difficult therapeutic situations.

The online training consists of ten learning units (45–60 minutes each) that offer many practical tips. The information is presented using instructional videos, interactive exercises, and helpful figures. Here are some examples from the learning units that address jumping to conclusions:

Important note: This training does not replace careful study of the manual.

Technical requirements

Please use Mozilla Firefox when using the e-learning as other browsers may cause problems with some features. In order to ensure the best possible presentation of the content, we recommend always working on the e-learning in full-screen mode.  

Registration

To register, simply click on this link: Registration. We will process your request within 10 days (usually less). Please check your spam folder regularly as automatically generated emails are rejected by some email services. You will have full access to the training for three months, after which your account will be closed. If you need more time, please contact us.

Main developers of the MCT e-training

  • Mira Berthold, M.Sc.
  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Moritz, Dipl.-Psych.
  • Francesca Bohn, Dipl.-Psych.
  • Dr. Eva Krieger, M.Sc.
  • Arne Sibilis
  • Jannik Blömer
  • Stefanie Hahn
  • Kathy McKay
  • Dr. Ruth Veckenstedt, Dipl.-Psych.
  • Birgit Hottenrott, Dipl.-Psych.

Collaborator

  • Carsten Baasch
  • Hummelwerk Film Production