Metacognitive training for schizophrenia suffers (and everybody else)
July 2, 2011 10:33 PM Subscribe
posted by aeschenkarnos (16 comments total)
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training is a useful complementary treatment approach
to schizophrenia. MCT aims at sharpening the awareness of patients for a variety of cognitive biases (e.g. jumping to conclusions, attributional biases, over-confidence in errors), which are implicated in the formation and maintenance of schizophrenia positive symptoms (especially delusions), and to ultimately replace these biases with functional cognitive strategies.
Researchers at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
have developed an MCT program
, comprised of eight modules targeting common cognitive errors and problem solving biases in schizophrenia.
There is a presentation overview here
(PDF). The course is intended to be presented by an expert, and access to the course manual requires click-through registration from the main page
[After reading this program, I am of the opinion that it is an excellent rationality training aid, that is generally applicable to everyone, whether or not a schizophrenia sufferer.]
Thanks to jeffburdges
for the initial signposting.