Metacognitive training (MCT) is a program designed to help individuals living with psychosis to become more aware of the thinking patterns or biases that may contribute to, or maintain, psychosis.
The program was developed by Dr. Steffen Moritz (University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany) and Dr. Todd Woodward
(University of British Columbia) on the basis of research findings in the field of cognitive neuropsychiatry on schizophrenia and psychosis.
MCT works by helping participants to become more attuned to, and aware of, the types of thinking patterns that can lead to psychosis. By providing skills to counter these potentially problematic thought patterns, MCT can help reduce symptoms like paranoia.