Development of MCT-Silver Strategies in Portugal discussed in German institutions
The project “Metacognitive Training for Depression in Later Life”, coordinated in Portugal by Prof. Lara Pinho from University of Évora and researcher at the CHRC and in Germany by Prof. Brooke Schneider from Medical School of Hamburg, had its first mission in German institutions between 11th and 15th of July, under the funding of the FCT for Scientific Cooperation between Portugal and Germany. One of the young researchers of the project, Master Bruno Morgado was present in this mission, along wiht Prof. Lara Pinho.
The meetings were held at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf UKE, with the coordinators of the Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Prof. Steffen Moritz, who developed the first version of Metacognitive Training for people with Schizophrenia and with Prof. Lena Jelinek who developed Metacognitive Training for Depression. At this meeting, experiences were shared between Portuguese and German researchers and PhD students. Meetings were also held at the Medical School of Hamburg, with the MCT-Silver research group, led and developed by Brooke Schneider, to define strategies for the development of MCT-Silver in Portugal.
The Portuguese researchers also received training on the application “Metacognitive Training for Depression in Later Life”, with the aim of training researchers in Portugal in the near future to apply this intervention in elderly people with depression, allowing a pilot study to be carried out.