1 day

About this course

Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT) is a team approach for those working with young people with severe and multiple needs, who have a relationship with helping services that can be characterised as distrustful. 

This conference aims to:

  • Share learning from implementing AMBIT in a range of secure settings
  • Connect colleagues from across the secure estate and build a community of practice
  • Encourage discussion though interactive workshops

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Peter Misch

Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist

Dr Jessica Yakeley

Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy; Director, Portman Clinic; Director of Medical Education, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Liz Cracknell

AMBIT Co-lead and Health in-reach Team Manager at Clare Lodge, Secure Children’s Home

Peter Fuggle

AMBIT Co-Lead and Director of Clinical Services, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Dickon Bevington

AMBIT Co-Lead and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director for Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Full programme and timetable to be announced

Who is this conference suitable for?

This conference is open to anyone working in the secure estate or with an interest in the application of AMBIT or other mentalization-based approaches in this setting.

It could be useful for those already working in AMBIT influenced teams and also those who have not yet had any AMBIT training and would like to find out more about the approach.


Individual tickets for delegates can be booked for £200 each using the button above. 

If more than one person from your organisation would like to attend, you can buy a team ticket for £500 for up to 10 people. Please contact us to book a team ticket. 

Please contact the AMBIT Project Coordinator with any queries.