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Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training in Poznan, Poland

Details

Length:
3 days

About this course

Training fee: 450 Euros (1720 PLN). To enrol, please email lps@lps.pl 

This training will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Polish to the entire audience so it is most suitable for Polish speaking participants.

Mentalizing lies at the very core of our humanity – it refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and in others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states. 

A focus on this very human activity as a therapeutic intervention forms the core of mentalization based treatment (MBT). It was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders. This training programme focusses on MBT for BPD.

Mentalization Based Treatment is an evidence based psychological therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The training is organised in a stepped system from basic training to practitioner level and then through to supervisor to training levels.

There are  currently three components to training in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) - a basic training course, supervision, and a certificate course for practitioner level.

Following attendance at the basic training course clinicians can participate in supervision to embed their newly acquired mentalizing skills whilst using them in their everyday work. Once the skills are embedded in daily practice clinicians can attend the MBT certificate course for practitioner level training. Following this, practitioners can consider supervision to become supervisors of others in their work place. Click here more information about the MBT Training Programme

Objectives

By the end of this conference, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the mentalizing problems of borderline personality disorder
  2. Recognize mentalizing and non-mentalizing interventions
  3. Develop and maintain a mentalizing therapeutic stance
  4. Be prepared to use basic mentalizing techniques in their everyday clinical work in groups and individual psychotherapy.

Who is this course suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder.

Applicants for the basic entry training course must meet the following pre-entry criteria:

  1. They should be qualified health professionals such as Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers, Psychotherapists.
  2. They will have undertaken a course of study, for example the KUF for personality disorder, and have a good working knowledge of theories underpinning the development of personality. This will cover psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, biological, systemic and social approaches.
  3. They will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience working therapeutically with people with personality disorder in teams or in individual or group work.
  4. They will have undertaken supervised practice and be committed to professional standards and practice within an ethical framework.
  5. It is desirable that they have personal experience of psychotherapy or counselling.