3 days

About this course

Please note only those on the priority invitation list, supplied by Mark Dangerfield can make a booking on this page until Friday, 13th October 2017.

Please do not book onto the training if you have not had confirmation from Mark Dangerfield that you are on the priority list. If you are unsure whether you are on the list please email

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale on Monday, 16th October 2017. If you book a place and are not on the priority invitation list, your place will be released and you will be refunded minus a £5 administration fee. 

The training will be delivered in English and will be simultaneously translated into Spanish. Therefore, it is suitable for Spanish speaking delegates. 

Course Outline

Mentalizing lies at the very core of our humanity – it 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). It was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders. This training programme focusses on MBT for BPD.

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):

  1.  3-day MBT basic training course
  2. Supervision with a senior MBT Practitioner
  3. 2-day MBT Practitioner training

Following attendance at the basic training course clinicians can participate in supervision to embed their newly acquired mentalizing skills whilst using them in their everyday work. Once the skills are embedded in daily practice clinicians can attend the MBT certificate course for practitioner level training. Following this, practitioners can consider supervision to become supervisors of others in their work place. Click here more information about the MBT 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.