CBT Extension II

Metacognitive Approaches for Worry & Rumination

Sometimes the CBT basics aren’t enough, particularly for people experiencing problems with excessive worry and/or rumination.  This practical and experiential training provides participants with ways of working with repetitive unhelpful thinking, which is a cognitive style evident in many clinical presentations.  From anxious worriers to depressive ruminators, traditional thought challenging may not be fruitful for these types of client’s, and metacognitive approaches have been shown to be an effective way of targeting this cognitive style. Specifically, this training will provide participants with:

  • A greater awareness and understanding of repetitive unhelpful thinking, and its maintaining role in various clinical problems;
  • An understanding of the various meta-cognitive beliefs that can maintain this cognitive style, particularly beliefs that worry is both uncontrollable, harmful and helpful;
  • Practice in developing metacognitive case formulations to guide treatment; and
  • Demonstration and practice of meta-cognitive thought records and metacognitive behavioural experiments, including thought postponement, mindfulness based attention retraining, and ‘up/down’ experiments.


Copies of slides plus client worksheets and psychoeducational materials are provided as part of this training.

This training meets AHPRA continuing professional development guidelines and can be presented as an introductory 1-day training (representing 6 CPD hours), or a more comprehensive 2-day training (representing 12 CPD hours).


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