Mentalization-Based Treatment: Certificate course - practitioner level

6th February 2017 7th February 2017


Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families Map
2 days
09:00 - 17:00



Training Fee

About this course

This two-day workshop expands previous knowledge and embeds the basic skills of mentalization based treatment (MBT).

The aim is to facilitate skills development. Attendance at the course is part of the requirements for recognition as an MBT practitioner. Participants will:

  1. Have an up-date of current knowledge;
  2. Learn how to use the MBT adherence scale to monitor their practice;
  3. Develop their MBT skills through clinical demonstration, video ratings, and role plays.

Participants are encouraged to apply to bring a clinical video or audio of their work to demonstrate their use of basic MBT interventions. Consent from the client for part of a session to be shown for training purposes is required.

Alternatively participants may present a clinical problem with an MBT focus. This will be discussed and role play used to identify appropriate MBT intervention process.

A maximum of 5 presentations from participants is possible. Please apply early (by emailing if you would like to take up this opportunity.

Any video assessment and clinical presentation discussed on the course may be used towards recognition of practitioner status and competence.

For other requirements to become a recognised MBT practitioner please see the Quality Assurance and Training Manual. 

Who is this course suitable for?

The workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder and have already completed the basic MBT training course.

Participants are expected to have been using mentalizing skills in their everyday practice and to have participated in supervision. In terms of the Quality Assurance Manual they should be working towards Level B (practitioner status).

Aims of course

To help participants work towards Level B MBT practitioner.