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. To register, please scroll down to “Registration and certification.”

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 below at "Registration and certification") 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:


Registration and certification

The online registration process is as follows (please note that there are two access options):

Registration via Udana (120€):

  1. For this, register with our partner Udana (this initial registration is free) at https://udana.de/seminar/elearninguke3 (you can switch the language of the page via a button in the upper-right corner). Note: you will only receive newsletters/information from Udana if you explicitly request this; registration does not oblige you to take any other courses.
  2. During registration, you may leave the following fields blank: Promotion code, doctor number (LANR), and establishment number (BSNR).
  3. After registering, search for our course by entering "MCT psychosis" on the Udana website and book it.
  4. Within 24 hours (Mondays to Fridays), you will receive an access code that does not expire.


Register at a reduced rate

  • This option is available for members of our partner organizations, psychologists/physicians in training, and people from low-income countries: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/mkt_elearning/. If you have questions about whether you qualify for a reduced rate (60€ or less), please email neuropsychologie@uke.de. It is important to us that the training is available to as many people as possible. Please contact us if you would like to take the training but cannot afford the standard price. We will find a solution!

At the end of the course, you will be tested on your knowledge of the course content and will receive a certificate of completion.

German participants: If you send your certificate of completion to neuropsychologie@uke.de, we will be happy to issue you a certificate with an accreditation number for the Hamburg Chamber of Psychotherapists (12 training points; recognized by the Hamburg Medical Association as well as medical associations of other federal states in Germany) or for the Society for Neuropsychology (GNP; 12 hours).

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.

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