Other MBT Trainings

MBT was initially developed for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), but it is now being used on a wide range of disorders.

Listed below are other Mentalization-focused and MBT training programmes offered by and with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families to professionals who work with other client groups.

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder (MBT-ASPD)

MBT has been adapted for the treatment of people with antisocial personality disorder (MBT-ASPD). This course will outline how mentalizing can contribute to the understanding of ASPD and how mentalization based treatment can be used to treat people with ASPD in health care and criminal justice systems. Find out more

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C)

This training will provide an introduction to Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C), a time-limited approach to working with children aged 5-12, with a range of clinical presentations. Find out more 

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F)

This course introduces mental health professionals to MBT in the context of family work, and equips them with the necessary skills to apply mentalizing ideas when working with families and children with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Find out more.

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescence (MBT-A)

This course introduces professionals who work in the field of adolescent mental health to mentalization in the context of adolescence, and provides an understanding of MBT and its application in self harm, trauma, and family work. Find out more.

Mentalization-Based Treatment- Reflective Fostering

This three-day training covers a new approach to working with children and young people in foster care, to try and support their emotional wellbeing more effectively. Find out more.

Reflective Parenting

This three-day training aims to introduce Reflective Parenting; a model of parenting based on theoretical ideas from mentalization and attachment theory. Find out more.

Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Therapy (AMBIT)

This course introduces mentalization to teams who work with young people with severe and multiple needs. It equips teams with the necessary skills to use mentalization when working with clients and colleagues. Find out more.

Mentalization-focused Multi-Family Groups in Schools: a practical guide for how to set up and run

This course is for professionals with an interest in helping children who are presenting with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties in school settings. It provides professionals with information on how to set up and run multi-family groups in schools. Find out more.

Mentalizing the Body: Parental Embodied Mentalizing in Research and Clinical Practice

This course teaches professionals in infant mental health to define and evaluate embodied interactions between parents and infants, and to assess parents’ mentalizing capacity. Find out more.

CBT and Mentalization in work with children, young people and their families

This course provides a dialogue between Mentalization and CBT approaches to working with young people with mental health problems, and explores the differences and similarities between the theory and practice of the two approaches. Find out more.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Mentalization

This course teaches mental health professionals who have completed DIT training the practical applications of MBT techniques in DIT. Find out more.

Structured Clinical Management

Structured Clinical Management (SCM) is an evidenced based approach that enables generalist mental health practitioners to work effectively with people with borderline personality disorder. Find out more.

Families and Carers Training and Support Programme (FACTS)

FACTS is a unique, carer-led training programme, developed with the support of the Anna Freud Centre, for the friends and families of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)/ Emerging Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). Find out more.

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