Prof Paul Lysaker - Metacognitive Reflective and Insight Therapy (MERIT)

Posted by the Alumni team on 20 April 2015

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Metacognitive Reflective and Insight Therapy (MERIT)

A form of individual psychotherapy for psychosis

Professor Paul Lysaker

Two workshop opportunities

Sydney – Wed 27 May

Melbourne – Sat 30 May

Students: $150                         ISPS Members: $210                            General: $260

These workshops should be attended by clinicians from all fields interested in expanding their understanding and therapeutic responses to problems emerging in thinking and relating to others for those experiencing psychosis.

The learning outcomes for these workshops include:

• Participant swill become familiar with a definition of metacognition as a spectrum of mental activities which vary according to their focus and concern with discrete vs. synthetic phenomenon.
• Participants will become familiar with the psychometric properties of one quantitative method for assessing more synthetic forms of metacognition.
• Participants will become familiar with evidence supporting the hypothesis that metacognition deficits are present in first episode and prolonged psychosis, are more severe than found in persons without mental illness and are linked to functional impairment.
• Participants will become familiar with six basic requirements for psychotherapy to be able to address metacognition in patients with severe mental illness.
• Participants will become familiar with eight principles that promote metacognition in psychotherapy for persons with severe mental illness.


Full workshop details and registration:

Email enquiries relating to the Sydney workshop to Meagan Johnson

Email enquires relating to the Melbourne workshop to A/Prof John Farhall

ISPS Australia conference and registration:  


Paul Lysaker is Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Indiana and the co-author of three books:

Schizophrenia and the Fate of the Self (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry) by Paul Lysaker and John Lysaker (2008)

Metacognition and Severe Adult Mental Disorders: From Research to Treatment by Giancarlo Dimaggio and Paul H. Lysaker (2010)

Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia: Psychopathology and Treatment Approaches by Paul Lysaker, Giancarlo Dimaggio and Martin Brüne (2014)