About this course

Universite de Geneve

Universite de Geneve are taking bookings directly for this. Please visit http://www.unige.ch/formcont/mentalisation/ to book a place. For any enquiries please email Yasmina.Lachat@unige.ch

Please bear this in mind that the training is limited at 50 participants, places will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

MBT Training

Mentalization Based Treatment Training Programme Mentalizing 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). MBT was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders. Training programmes are now available forMBT for antisocial personality disorder, MBT for families, and MBT for adolescents.


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 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.