About this course
The new MBT Basic Training one-month course is made up of 18 hours 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.
Please note that this training will take place online in Eastern Standard Time (EST). If you are based on the West Coast of USA please see our MBT Basic Training in Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone here.
The live day sessions will run on 11th, 13th and 15th January 2021. You will receive 1 month access to our newly developed self-guided online training. Access to this platform will be provided on Monday, 4th January 2021.
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 for MBT for antisocial personality disorder, MBT for families, and MBT for adolescents.
Mentalization-Based Treatment is an evidence-based psychological therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The training is organised in a stepped system from basic training to practitioner level and then through to supervisor to training levels.
There are currently three components to training in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT):
- Basic training course
- Supervision with an MBT Practitioner
- Certificate course for practitioner level
More details can be found here: Mentalization Based Treatment Training Programme
- 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.
- Continuing education
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: This program has been approved for 13.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 90044.
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.
- Booking process
The places are sold online only, we don't take bookings over the phone.
Past sales would indicate that they go extremely quickly (within a few minutes) so please bear this in mind.
When booking is enabled on this page we will send an e-mail to those on our MBT mailing list with a notification that booking is open. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- 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.
The self-directed learning is hosted on Blackboard. Please review if your browser supports this system prior to booking on.
- 1 month programme (3 days live training and 21 hours self-guided content - online course)
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