Certified Online Training: Metacognitive Training for Psychosis (MCT)

This self-guided online training can be done at your own pace. No special software is needed. Register here.

To download the MCT modules for free in 37 languages, please go to www.uke.de/mct

Online workshops on Metacognitive Training for Psychosis (MCT) with experienced trainer: for more information and how to sign up for our next workshop, please click here.


Metacognitive Training for Psychosis (MCT) is now recommended in the guidelines for the treatment of psychosis of the German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology (DGPPN), the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. The MCT manual and slides can be obtained free of charge via www.uke.de/mct. The manual provides a good introduction to the training.

However, colleagues with less clinical experience often wish for more guidance. The ten learning units of our self-guided online course (registration via https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/online-mct/) include text, video simulations with group participants, and interactive exercises and show how to facilitate group MCT and handle difficult therapeutic situations. The self-study format lets you decide when and at what pace to complete the training. You will not be required to install any software on your computer.

Although this e-learning focuses on MCT for Psychosis, the course is also beneficial for therapists interested in other variants of MCT (e.g. MCT for borderline personality disorder), as many of the topics are relevant for all MCTs. An e-learning tool for the MCT for depression can be accessed via www.uke.de/e-dmct; an e-learning on body-focused repetitive behaviors such as skin picking, nail biting and trichotillomania can be found here: www.uke.de/e-bfrb-training

Those who complete the training and pass the test will get this official certificate, which credits their contribution and recognizes them as an official MCT trainer:


Certification and Requested Donation

When you have completed the training, you will have the opportunity to take a test to check your knowledge. If you pass the test, you will receive a certificate verifying your successful completion of the training. It also acknowledges your contribution and recognizes you as an official MCT trainer.

We kindly request a contribution of 120€/$120 (60€/$60 for psychologists in training) for the online training. If you are interested in taking the training but cannot afford this amount, send an email to moritz@uke.de (Steffen Moritz). Please click on the following link to make a donation: donate (*). You can also donate using PayPal via this secure online portal: donate via betterplace. You will receive an official receipt for your donation.

(*) Please note that the transaction will be done through a German bank. Germany, like most European countries, uses a comma as a decimal separator, while the United States and other countries use a point (e.g., 100,00€ is equivalent to 100€); for more information, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator

Aims/What you will learn

The aim of the online training is to prepare you to facilitate group MCT. After completing the training, you will

  • be familiar with the empirical findings on the effectiveness of group MCT,
  • know the content and background of group MCT,
  • be familiar with typical cognitive biases/distortions in psychosis and know how to address them in group MCT,
  • be familiar with the various types of exercises used in group MCT,
  • know how to facilitate group MCT,
  • know various strategies for dealing with comorbid problems (e.g., depression, low self-esteem), and
  • know how to deal with difficult therapeutic situations.

The online training consists of ten learning units (45–60 minutes each) that offer many practical tips. The information is presented using text, instructional videos, interactive exercises, and helpful figures. Here are some examples from the learning units that address jumping to conclusions:

Important note: This training does not replace careful study of the manual.

Technical requirements

We recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox for this e-learning as other browsers may cause problems with some features. In order to ensure the best possible presentation of the content, we recommend always working on the e-learning in full-screen mode.  


To register, simply click on this link: Registration. We will process your request within four days (usually less). Please check your spam folder regularly as automatically generated emails are rejected by some email service providers.

Main developers of the MCT e-training

  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Moritz, Dipl.-Psych.
  • Mira Berthold, M.Sc.
  • Britt Larsen, B.Sc.
  • Francesca Bohn, Dipl.-Psych.
  • Dr. Eva Krieger, M.Sc.
  • Arne Sibilis
  • Jannik Blömer
  • Stefanie Hahn
  • Kathy McKay
  • Dr. Ruth Veckenstedt, Dipl.-Psych.
  • Birgit Hottenrott, Dipl.-Psych.


  • Carsten Baasch
  • Hummelwerk Film Production