11th October 2018 13th October 2018


UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles Map
3 days
08:15 - 17:00 (day three will finish at 15:30)



Training Fee


Training fee for full-time students

Places available

About this course


This seminar is focused to experienced clinicians who will use these skills in everyday practice. While in the class, participation and demonstration of skill acquisition is mandatory. A maximum of 18.5 CME* and BBS credits will be available through this event.*

  •  Conference Fee - $1000.00**
  • Trainees Rate - $800***

Mentalization based treatment was developed based on studies of early childhood development and attachment. This workshop is geared to senior clinicians in the community and 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 and attachment handicaps

Participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a specialist treatment. Techniques to be included that enhance mentalizing capacities include:

  • The basic therapist stance of “not knowing”
  • Basic mentalizing skills – validation, empathy, clarification, challenge, maintaining the mentalizing process
  • Identifying the affect focus
  • Mentalizing the transference – including working with counter transference


By the end of this conference, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the mentalizing problems of borderline personality disorder
  2. Recognize mentalizing and non-mentalizing interventions
  3. Develop and maintain a mentalizing therapeutic stance
  4. Be prepared to use basic mentalizing techniques in their everyday clinical work in groups and individual psychotherapy.

*CME pending approval

** Due to the small size of this training, conference fees are NOT REFUNDABLE (you may send a substitute in your place)

*** We are offering a limited amount of tickets for trainees at a special rate of $800. These will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

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