Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Author(s) : Adrian Wells

Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 316
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 32194
  • ISBN 13 : 9781609184964
  • ISBN 10 : 1609184963
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This groundbreaking book explains the "whats" and "how-tos" of metacognitive therapy (MCT), an innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a growing empirical evidence base. MCT developer Adrian Wells shows that much psychological distress results from how a person responds to negative thoughts and beliefs - for example, by ruminating or worrying - rather than the content of those thoughts. He presents practical techniques and specific protocols for addressing metacognitive processes to effectively treat generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive--compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression. Special features include reproducible treatment plans and assessment and case formulation tools, plus a wealth of illustrative case material.

About the Author(s)

Adrian Wells is Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests are in the areas of cognitive theory and therapy and emotional disorders. He has made major contributions to treatments for anxiety disorders and he is the originator of Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). His treatments are included in NHS NICE guidelines.

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