About this course
We are currently refining the structure of this training in an online format and so the times and dates may change slightly. Participants will be notified of any changes with sufficient notice.
This two day course is a dialogue between CBT and mentalization approaches to working with young people with significant mental health problems. While recognising the difference between the two approaches, the course leaders will aim to explore whether the two approaches may positively complement each other. In particular the course will explore cognitive aspects of CBT and mentalizing. The intention is that the two days will be evenly balanced between consideration of CBT and methods of mentalization. The course is open to clinicians working with children using different treatment modalities but it will assume a basic knowledge and practice of CBT with children and young people. The course will cover a basic introduction to mentalizing and consider this in relation to cognitive methods in CBT with children. The course will provide examples of both types of work and will invite discussion and consideration of the similarities and differences between the theory and practice of these approaches.
- Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for child mental health practitioners who work with children and young people and who have a working knowledge and experience of CBT approaches to children and young people.
- Aims of the course?
• To describe mentalizing and its application to work with children
• To consider its relevance to CBT for children
• To provide opportunities to consider clinical examples of work with children with mental health problems using these frameworks.
- System requirements for online training
The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this training. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this training.
Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to Zoom.us/test and follow the instructions.
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Participant, June 2014
I found the workshop very useful. Especially useful to learn more what mentalization is what it is not. A brilliant course in how to improve your CBT work with children.
Participant, June 2014
Thankful for a lot of very intellectual and human viewpoints and wonderful international atmosphere in heart of London, as well.
Participant, April 2015
I found the mix of theory, practise, paired and group work and media well balanced. The trainers were knowledgeable and very responsive to the groups comments and needs and as such the training was tailored to our learning. A informative and stimulating 2 days training that will directly inform my practise of CBT and other therapeutic interventions.
Participant, April 2015 (2)
The course was enthusiastically presented and left me wanting to know more. Thank you.