Metacognitive Therapy. The CBT Distinctive Features Series
EJOP Founding Editor, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
By Peter Fisher and Adrian Wells Routledge Taylor and Francis Group In Metacognitive therapy, the authors described the theoretical and practical features of MCT highlighting the distinctive features of this approach versus other forms of CBT. Although both approaches deal with cognition, they provide different accounts of how cognition maintains disorder and they focus on different aspects of thinking. Metacognitive therapy is based on the principle that worry and rumination are universal processes leading to emotional disorder. These processes are linked to erroneous beliefs about thinking and unhelpful self-regulation strategies.