Metacognition: cognitively Active collaborate Learning Self Help Programs

The goal of Persian Institute for Metacognition is putting science of cognition and metacognition into practice

The goal of this work is twofold. First, through humorous examples and exercises, individuals with psychological disorders  gain insight into unhelpful cognitive distortions . Second, they improve their metacognitive processes (“thinking about thinking”).

Flavell defined metacognition as knowledge about cognition and control of cognition. Metacognition also involves thinking about one’s own thinking processes and applying metacognitive strategies to regulate the mental processes involved. Recent interest in this area has spurred many investigations which use introspection or behavioral changes when text or purpose are controlled as indicators of knowledge or control of cognitive processes.

Symia Comprehensive Center for Psychology (SCCP) with help of scientists from different disciplines created the Persian institute for metacognition  and invite interested people to develop a network of scientists and clinicians who are able to deliver effective intervention to psychiatric patients .

Meta Cognitive Therapy
(Persian)

Members of Persian Institute for Metacognitin

Dr.Saied Malihialzackerini

Dr.Saied Maliialzackerini (PhD)

Health Neuropsychologist

Founder and Manager

Department of Health , Faculty of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University,

Dr.Farid Ghaemi

Dr. Farid Ghaemi (PhD)

Professor of  Applied Linguistics

Department of English Language Teaching, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University,

Honorary and Distinguished Member of Persian Institute for Metacognition

Certified Members (Introduction to MCT)

Sara Hashemi (PhD) ; poopak Moeini  (PhD) ; Maryam Rajabi (PhD) ; Behnoosh Hamed (PhD) ; Atoosa Saeedian (PhD) ; Sheeve Rezaiee (PhD) ; Honey Mozaffari (PhD) ; Marjaneh Davoodi (PhD) ; Samira Haddadi (PhD) ; Sara Nezafatbakhsh (PhD) ; Mina Darskhan (PhD) ; Roshanak Taghvaiee (M.A) ; Fatemeh Aslani (M.A) ; Saeed Pezhman (M.A) ; Mahmood SedaghatKhah (M.A) ; Sara Shayanfar (M.A) ; Nastaran Mehdizadegan (M.A) ; Soheila Jabbari Aghdam(M.A) ; Mohammad Parnov (M.A) ;Mozhgan Khalaj (M.A) ;Mahnaz Sedghi Tehrani (M.A) ;Negar Rahebi (M.A) ; Leila Tozendehjani (M.A) ; Hajar Servati (M.A) ; Ameneh Rahmani Sasani (M.A) ;

Certified members (Advanced MCT for Depression)

poopak Moeini  (PhD) ; Maryam Rajabi (PhD) ; Behnoosh Hamed (PhD) ; Atoosa Saeedian (PhD) ; Sheeve Rezaiee (PhD) ;

Certified Members (Advanced MCT for Psychosis)

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Meta Cognitive Training in Collaboration with

Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Dr.Steffen Moritz

Prof. Dr. Steffen Moritz

Head of Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Honorary and Distinguished Member of Persian Institute for Metacognition

Metacognitive training (MCT) founded by Steffen Moritz and Todd Woodward as a manualized group training program,  which is currently available in more than 30 languages.

Dr. Saied Malihialzackerini is translator and coauthor of this program for treatment of mental disorders (i.e. psychosis , depression , OCD , borderline personality , old age …) in Farsi language .

You can find all Farsi packages for free from our international website.

Teoretical Basis

The present metacognitive training program is based on the theoretical foundations of the cognitive-behavioral model of Psycho-pathalogy and Therapy , but employs a somewhat different and New  therapeutic approach.

Metacognitive Training (MCT) for Psychosis (Farsi)

The download is permitted with the understanding that any commercial use is prohibited.Copyright regulations apply (e.g., no manipulation of material, no incorporation of slides into other programs without prior consultation of the authors). Via the web-links below you can download the MCT modules and homework. Please also see two new modules that highlight self-esteem and dealing with stigma, which can be conducted in addition to the standard modules, or as stand-alone sessions.

Metacognitive Training (MCT) for Psychosis

(Farsi) Free Download

Individualized Metacognitive Therapy (MCT+) for

Psychosis

(Farsi) Free Download

MCT+ combines the process-oriented approach of metacognitive group training with elements of individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (i.e., the learning units related to jumping to conclusions and other biases can be adapted to the individual experiences, observations, and symptoms of the patient).

Six years after the release of the first edition, we are happy to announce the second edition of the MCT+ manual. In light of multiple studies indicating that patients often view their affective problems as more important than their positive symptoms, we have broadened the approach, which was initially targeted at the cognitive biases responsible for psychotic symptoms, so that MCT+ now also helps patients deal with low self-esteem, depression, and stigma. The present program contains new or optimized exercises as well as a new unit on self-esteem.

Metacognitive Training for Depression (D-MCT)- Farsi

Metacognitive Training for Depression (D-MCT)

Farsi Version Free Download

Metacognitive Training for Depression (D-MCT) is a new concept for the treatment of depression. It is conceptualized as a variant of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that uses a metacognitive perspective to focus on the modification of dysfunctional beliefs. The training seeks to enable group members to recognize and correct the often automatic and unconscious thought patterns that accompany depression, in part by viewing this depressive thought process at a distance (i.e., depersonalizing). To this end, it attempts to inform participants about depressive thought patterns using creative and engaging strategies along with practical and understandable examples from daily life. In addition, dysfunctional assumptions about one’s thought processes, as well as dysfunctional coping-strategies (i.e., thought suppression, rumination as problem-solving) are targeted.

Metacognitive Training for Borderline Personality Disorder (B-MCT) - Farsi

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Metacognitive Training for Borderline Personality Disorder (B-MCT) – Farsi Version

Metacognitive Training for OCD (myMCT) - Farsi

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Metacognitive Training for OCD (myMCT) – Farsi Version

Metacognitive Training for Old Age - Farsi

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Metacognitive Training for Old Age – Farsi

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Metacognitive Training for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) – Farsi