6th October 2020


Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
1.5 hours
16:00 - 17:30




Places available

About this course

This webinar will take place online, and details of how to join will be shared with registrants on the day of the event.

Mentalisation Based Treatment for Children is a transdiagnostic treatment for children 5-12 and their parents. The aim of MBT-C is to enhance the child’s capacity to regulate emotions and to mentalize about self and others. It is heavily dependent on play and non-verbal interaction. As such the need to move to remote practice as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has proved challenging.


The team at the AFC have developed some ideas about practice adaptation in their remote work with children who have experienced developmental trauma. They have also been supporting local CAMHS colleagues in thinking about how to adapt practice in collaboration with carers to provide safe intervention with realistic aims, and how to maintain a playful approach despite the move to remote therapy.

In this webinar we share some of our thinking and ideas.

Who is this event suitable for?

While based on an MBT approach, this webinar will provide relevant practice adaptations for any professional wishing to develop their practice for remote work with children aged 4- 12years*, including:

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Child Psychotherapists
  • Family Therapists
  • Arts/ Play Therapists 

*The webinar focuses on work with children rather than parents. A basic understanding of MBT principles is required. 

Aims of the event

Practitioners will feel supported in:

  • Adapting the structure and focus of their clinical work in remote practice with primary aged children;
  • Forming a collaborative relationship with carers to support the work remotely;
  • Building on a range of activities that can be used in remote therapy
  • Thinking through important factors when considering taking on work with new cases remotely.

The approach at the Centre is based on that described in book ‘Mentalisation Based Treatment for children a time limited approach’ (Midgley, Ensink, Lindqvist, Malberg and Muller, APA, 2017)