The Empirical Evidence for the Metacognitive Model and Therapy of Rumination and Depression

Presented by Dr Costas Papageorgiou

About the event

This is an online, participative event via the Zoom meeting platform.  This session will not be recorded.

A number of studies have concluded that CBT for depression has moderate success rates, often takes weeks to yield responses, and is often followed by relapse or recurrence. Growing empirical evidence supports the implementation of metacognitive therapy (MCT) for rumination and depression in both individual and group formats to maximise therapeutic effectiveness and address fundamental limitations of current treatments. MCT for depression aims to remove the metacognitive causes of rumination, which has been found to be a core process implicated in the maintenance of depression. The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the empirical evidence supporting the metacognitive model and therapy of rumination and depression and highlight key components of treatment.

Learning Outcomes

(1) To gain up-to-date knowledge of the phenomenology of rumination and its relationship with depression

(2) To understand the principal features of the metacognitive model and therapy of rumination and depression

(3) To become aware of the specific metacognitive treatment strategies and techniques for rumination and depression

About the presenter(s)

Dr Costas Papageorgiou began his clinical experience at the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry assisting in experimental and treatment studies that now form part of recommended (CBT) guidelines. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as Senior Clinical Psychologist at North Manchester General Hospital and Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Deputy Director of the Specialist Service for Affective Disorders in Manchester and Senior Lecturer at the University of Lancaster. Since 2005, he has been working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at the Priory Hospital Altrincham and Priory Wellbeing Centre Manchester. He is also Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Dr Papageorgiou’s expertise and research has focused on cognitive and metacognitive theories and therapies of emotional disorders, particularly depression and treatment-resistant depression. He has co-authored the first studies examining the link between rumination, depression, and metacognition, and co-edited the first volume documenting these links entitled “Depressive rumination: Nature, theory and treatment”, and co-authored the self-help book “Coping with depression: A guide to what works for patients, carers, and professionals”.


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Registration closes - Wednesday 19 May 2021

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24 May 2021
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