47. AVRUPA DAVRANIŞ VE KOGNİTİF TERAPİLERİ BİRLİĞİ KONGRESİ
13 - 16 EYLÜL 2017 / LJUBLJANA - SLOVENYA

Peter Fisher

SPEECHES

  • IN CONGRESS WORKSHOP
  • MASTERCLASS

 

 

IN CONGRESS WORKSHOP

Metacognitive Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is based on an information processing model of psychopathology (Wells & Matthews, 1994).  At the heart of the model is a specific thinking style, called the cognitive attentional syndrome (CAS). The CAS is characterised by high levels of worry/rumination, unhelpful attentional strategies and counterproductive coping strategies. Each component of the CAS is guided by metacognitive beliefs and knowledge. In this workshop, the metacognitive model, and both the individual and group treatment of OCD will be described in detail.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop assessment and case formulation skills as well as a range of metacognitively focused treatment strategies for the disorder. Illustrative clinical examples will be used throughout the workshop and participants are encouraged to bring their own case material for discussion. The workshop will involve didactic presentation, video demonstrations and role plays to facilitate the development of MCT skills for OCD

References

Books

Fisher, P.L., & Wells, A. (2009).  Metacognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features. Hove: Routledge.
Wells, A. (2009). Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. New York: Guilford Press

Journal Articles

Fisher, P.L. (2009).  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A comparison of CBT and the metacognitive approach. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy 2(2). 132-142.
Fisher, P. L., & Wells, A. (2008). Metacognitive therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder: A case series. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39(2), 117-132.
van der Heiden, C., Van Rossen, K., Dekker, A., Damstra, M., & Deen, M. (2016). Metacognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A pilot study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 9, 24-29.

 

MASTERCLASS

A metacognitive therapy solution to treating emotional distress in physical illnesses

Improving treatment outcomes for anxious and depressed patients with a physical illness is a clinical priority.  However, as healthcare resources become increasingly scarce, researchers face a double headed challenge; developing more effective interventions that are less expensive to deliver.  In this presentation I will discuss how Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) a transdiagnostic intervention, may offer a solution.  As MCT targets and modifies a core set of metacognitive beliefs and processes, it can readily be used to alleviate emotional distress across a wide range of physical health conditions.  The distinctive features and core components of MCT when treating emotional distress in physical health conditions will be illustrated.