Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training, Boston
- Three Days
About this course
One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder is Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), developed by Drs. Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy. MBT was developed based on studies of early childhood development and attachment. In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a specialist treatment.
Common clinical situations are discussed and ‘role played’ to practice skills. MBT requires therapists to focus on the patient’s mental state and on their understanding of interactions with the patient. The therapist stance is of particular importance and differs from the usual therapist stance encountered in psychodynamic and cognitive therapies. It is more active and participatory than dynamic therapy but less specifically so than cognitive therapy and not only focuses on the mind of the patient but also openly juxtaposes the mind of the therapist with that of the patient/family. It shares some components with systemic family therapy but has different aims. Importantly the therapist takes a ‘not knowing’ stance and yet explicitly develops with the patient or family alternative perspectives about what is happening. Participants will learn how to use their own experiences of the patient as a way of increasing mentalizing within therapeutic encounters. The course considers techniques, such as clarification, challenge and basic mentalizing in the context of some of the common clinical situations encountered in treatment with patients.
This workshop will equip participants to understand:
- How mentalizing handicaps derive from early parent-child interactions
- How mentalizing failures reflect and cause insecure attachments
- How psychotherapeutic interventions are efforts to correct mentalizing & attachment handicaps
Physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed mental health counsellors.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the mentalizing problems of BPD
- Recognize mentalizing and non-mentalizing interventions
- Develop and maintain a mentalizing therapeutic stance
- Use basic mentalizing techniques in their everyday clinical work in group and individual psychotherapy
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and the BPD Training Institute. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designated this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: This program is co-sponsored by McLean Hospital and the BPD Training Institute. McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 18.5 C.E. hour(s) for psychologists.
Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 18.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
Social Workers: Please call 617-855-3195 for the current status of social work accreditation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements http://www.nbcc.org/. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The hospital’s provider number is 6085. This program is approved for 18.5 clock hours of CE credit.
Due to the small size of this training, conference fees are NOT REFUNDABLE (you may send a substitute in your place free of charge)