About this course

Please note that this training is delivered in partnership with Mentalizing InitiativeLos Angeles, CaliforniaOur next training will take place in person in Pacific Standard Time (PST) in Los Angles, California on 6th and 7th October 2023 (exact location tbc).

Bookings for this training are being taken via their website.

This two-day workshop expands previous knowledge and embeds the basic skills of mentalization based treatment (MBT). The new MBT Certificate course - practitioner level one-month course is made up of 2 days of live, instructor-led content (including breaks) and 4 hours of self-guided content - attendees will be required to do various tasks before, in-between and after the live, instructor-led session

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.



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).

Aim of this course
  • Help participants embed and develop further their skills to treat patients with personality disorder using MBT
  • Introduce the adherence scale for rating treatment sessions
  • Benchmark skills required to deliver MBT at a practitioner certification level

On successful completion of this course and demonstration in expert supervision of the clinical competences outlined in the quality assurance guidelines for good practice as published by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFC), a Registered Incorporated UK Charity, students will be eligible to register as MBT Practitioners.

Booking process

Please note that we are not taking bookings via our website for this training. Bookings for this training will be available via Mentalizing Initiative's website. For more information, please click here

6th October 2023 - 7th October 2023
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  • 6th and 7th October 2023
  • 2 days live training and 4 hours self-guided content - online course
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST)

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