"MCT & More" (stands for Metacognitive Training and more) is a free self-help app for people with psychological problems. You can select different program packages depending on the issues you want to work on. For example, one of the program packages is designed for people with a gambling problem. Another program package is intended for people who have psychotic experiences (ideally, this program package should be used along with Metacognitive Training for Psychosis (MCT), available at no cost from www.uke.de/mct).
The self-help exercises used in the app are based on scientifically recognized techniques of cognitive behavior therapy as well as Metacognitive Training (MCT) that reduce emotional problems such as sadness and loneliness and also improve problems with impulse control. Each day, you will receive a new exercise. The exercises take just a few minutes and can easily be integrated into your everyday life. A push message will remind you to do the exercises regularly. You will also be able to write your own exercises or to modify existing exercises. So, you can turn the app into your personal “guardian angel.”
Working on psychological problems is a bit like brushing your teeth: you have to do the exercises regularly so that they become routine and change your mood. Reading about and understanding a problem are helpful but not sufficient and usually do not lead to any lasting changes. You will benefit the most from the program if you actively participate and practice continuously! A scientific study of 90 participants with psychological problems showed that the app leads to an effective (i.e., significant) reduction in emotional problems compared to a control group. The exercises are repeated over time. This is good! Only through regular repetition is it possible to overcome difficulties permanently.
This self-help app is not an appropriate treatment for acute life crises or suicidal tendencies. In the event of an acute crisis, please seek professional help.
- Exercises have been revised
- Karsten Grzella
- 29.2 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Universitätsmedizin Hamburg-Eppendorf
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.