Introduction to Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)

Introduction to Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance


Entry and Admissions


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Thursday 15th June 2017 (9am-4pm)

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is a new form of psychological therapy which is highly effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression. In a recent meta-analysis it has been shown to be more effective than cognitive and behavioural therapies. MCT looks not at the content of a person’s thoughts but at the very thoughts that control thinking, i.e. metacognition. It also identifies universal processes that maintain all psychological disorder, such as worry, rumination and threat monitoring. MCT also uses a range of novel techniques to ameliorate emotional disorder such as detached mindfulness, attention training and metacognitive awareness.

Who should attend:

Psychologists, psychological therapists, Counsellors and mental health practitioners.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination 

Academic Expertise

Robin Bailey is a senior lecturer and a prolific researcher in the field of metacognitive therapy. He has published numerous papers on the subject and collaborates with the developer of MCT Professor Adrian Wells. Robin has presented at many international conferences on the topic of MCT. 

Learning outcome & aims

The module aims to provide participants with an opportunity to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of a modern form of cognitive behavioural therapy i.e. Metacognitive Therapy (MCT).

Students will gain a thorough critical understanding of this approach’s key theoretical foundations, its clinical application to specific disorders and its current evidence base.

Students will be able to appraise and critically demonstrate understanding of key MCT techniques and the approach’s similarities and differences with CBT. 

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£90 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808


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