The new MBT Basic Training one-month course is made up of 3 days of live, instructor-led content (including breaks) and 21 hours of self-guided content - attendees will be required to do various tasks before, in-between and after the live, instructor-led sessions and these self-paced hours will not be included in the CME credits.
Please note that this training will take place online in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
The live day sessions will run on 14th, 16th and 17th April 2021. You will receive 1 month access to our newly developed self-guided online training. Access to this platform will be provided on Thursday, 1st April 2021.
Mentalizing refers to our ability to attend to, and understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of, mental states. This is the focus of MBT, initially developed by Drs. Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) but now used on a wide range of disorders. MBT was developed based on studies of early childhood development and attachment. In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a specialist treatment.
Common clinical situations are discussed and ‘role played’ to practice skills. MBT requires therapists to focus on the patient’s mental state and on their understanding of interactions with the patient. The therapist takes a ‘not knowing’ stance and yet explicitly develops with the patient or family alternative perspectives about what is happening. Participants will learn how to use their own experiences of the patient as a way of increasing mentalizing within therapeutic encounters. The course considers techniques, such as clarification, challenge and basic mentalizing in the context of some of the common clinical scenarios encountered in treatment with patients.
This workshop will equip participants to understand:
- How mentalizing handicaps derive from early parent-child interactions
- How mentalizing failures reflect and cause insecure attachments
- How psychotherapeutic interventions are efforts to correct mentalizing & attachment handicaps
Please note, Professor Peter Fonagy teaches approximately 1 day on this training. Depending on availability, his teaching time may be reduced.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the mentalizing problems of BPD
- Recognize mentalizing and non-mentalizing interventions
- Develop and maintain a mentalizing therapeutic stance
- Use basic mentalizing techniques in their everyday clinical work in group 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:
- They should be qualified health professionals such as Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers, Psychotherapists.
- They will have undertaken a course of study, for example the KUF for personality disorder, and have a good working knowledge of theories underpinning the development of personality. This will cover psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, biological, systemic and social approaches.
- They will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience working therapeutically with people with personality disorder in teams or in individual or group work.
- They will have undertaken supervised practice and be committed to professional standards and practice within an ethical framework.
- It is desirable that they have personal experience of psychotherapy or counselling.
It is a requirement that attendees of this training must complete the "Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatment with Adults (MBT Adult) – An Introduction" online course before the training start date. You will be given access to the this training one month before the training start date. Please note access to the training will be granted once full payment is received. The Online training consists of a series of short videos that span four hours and cover the theory of MBT and so it is essential that you watch these prior to the training. If you do not complete these, you will not have the theoretical knowledge to get the most out of the training you are scheduled to attend. The content of the Online training will not be covered in the in-person training. If, for any reason, you require access to the Online training sooner than one month prior to the training start date, please let us know and we will be able to grant you access. Please note that training places must be paid for in order to be granted access to the Online training.
Physicians: McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing medical education for physicians. McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 13.25 CE credits.
Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 13.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6085. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 13.25 NBCC hours.
Due to the small size of this training, conference fees are NOT REFUNDABLE (you may send a substitute in your place free of charge).
01 April 2021 - 30 April 2021
- Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
- The live day sessions will run on 14th, 16th and 17th April 2021
- 1 month programme (3 days live training and 21 hours self-guided content - online course)
- 08:00 - 14:00 EST (Eastern Standard Time)
- Professor Peter Fonagy
- Professor Anthony Bateman
- Brandon Unruh, M.D.
- Lois W. Choi-Kain, M.D., M.Ed.
- Robert Drozek, LICSW
Training fee includes access to: Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatment with Adults (MBT Adult) – An Introduction
Training fee for those who have already completed: Mentalizing and Mentalization Based Treatment with Adults (MBT Adult) – An Introduction
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