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Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatments with Children, Young People and Families (MBT CYP): An Introduction

Discover mentalization's applications for diverse groups in our online training. Build a strong foundation in theory for enhanced skills with children, young people, families, parents, carers, and teams. 

About this training

This self-guided online training explores mentalization and its applications for children, young people, families, parents, carers, and teams. You will gain a solid foundation in mentalization theory for enhanced skills in working with these groups. This course is also a prerequisite for attending the following MBT-CYP trainings: 

  • MBT for Families (MBT-F) 

  • MBT for Children (MBT-C) 

  • MBT for Adolescents (MBT-A) 

  • MBT: Reflective Parenting 

  • MBT: Reflective Fostering 

This will ensure you have the theoretical knowledge to get the most out of the training you are scheduled to attend. If you have not yet selected a further MBT-CYP course to train in, this course will provide you with an introduction to these courses and support you in selecting the most appropriate course for your training and development needs. 

Aims of this training 

  • To learn about mentalizing and why it is important. 

  • To identify effective and ineffective mentalizing. 

  • To learn how mentalizing develops; its relevance in childhood, adolescence and family contexts. 

Who is this training for? 

This training is suitable for professionals working with children, young people, parents, carers and teams who are interested in learning more about mentalizing and mentalization based treatments with children, young people and families. 

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