Metacognitive Training - Videosuite

We have compiled a number of short video clips, mainly for these modules from MCT for psychosis:

  • 2 and 7 (jumping to conclusions)
  • 4 and 6 (theory of mind)
  • 5 (memory)

We also offer videos for these modules:

  • 3 (changing beliefs)
  • 8 (mood and self-esteem)

Note: Youtube clips may be converted to video files, if desired, via Clip Converte. Just start the program, enter the URL of the clip, and download the converted file onto your computer.

Please see the table below for further instructions. Videos are available on slides that carry the following symbol:

Three of the following videos are "homemade" and are best viewed with a free VLC media player:

Group members have to detect violations of 10 “unwritten social rules”, relevant to modules 4 and 6:

Video shot by Sascha Neeße, relevant to modules 2 and 7.

Module Videos - just examples, feel free to play other videos, suggest a role-play or just continue with the conventional exercises.
Attribution (module 1) No videos
Jumping to Conclusions (modules 2/7) Relevant clips from the movies White Noise, Beautiful Mind, 23, PI, Sherlock Holmes, and others can be downloaded here

Please note that some videos are not available for all languages. Here, you can access the Quick Judge videos that are essentially language-free. They depict “jumping to conclusions” in an entertaining way. The video Persecution? that we produced is also language free.
Changing Beliefs
(module 3)
This link contains a video on the confirmation bias. Videos relating to jumping to conclusions (see above) may also be relevant here.

For the video (awareness test), you should ask the group two questions. At the beginning, ask participants to watch the video and count how many passes the team in white makes. After the video has ended, ask them whether they saw the moon-walking bear. This video shows how selective our attention is.
Theory of Mind (modules 4/6) We have created two videos for this module (no sound, language-free):

"Job interview"
"Café"

Participants are asked to identify 10 social rules that have been violated. Clips from the movie Anger Management may also be relevant, which can be downloaded here.
Memory (module 5) Videos depicting the false memory effect are available here.

For these video clips, English and German instruction on how to present the videos can be downloaded here.
Mood and self-esteem (module 8) Videos relevant to mood and self-esteem can be found here.

Note: Some of the videos are taken from advertisements. We have no financial or other ties to these enterprises.

The MCT team would like to thank Janssen-Cilag for a 6000€ donation in 2010 that has helped us optimize a number of the modules!