About this course

This workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorders and have already completed the 3-day Basic MBT Training.


Participants are expected to have been using mentalizing skills in their everyday practice and, when possible, to have participated in supervision. This two-day workshop will expand on previous knowledge and embed the basic skills of MBT. Participants learn how to use the MBT adherence scale for individual therapy and hone their MBT skills through clinical demonstration, video ratings, and role plays. Using video, participants demonstrate their use of basic interventions within a standardized scenario with an actor. This may be used towards recognition of competence and access to supervision to become a supervisor.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health counselors who have completed the 3-day Basic MBT Training.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use the MBT adherence scale for individual therapy
  • Demonstrate application of MBT technique in video-taped role plays
  • Understand the application of MBT to disorders other than BPD
  • Develop MBT services
  • Train other practitioners in the use of MBT

Faculty Information

Anthony W. Bateman, M.A., F.R.C.Psych. MBT Director, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families London Visiting Professor, University College, London Chief Examiner, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom.

Lois W. Choi-Kain, M.D., M.Ed. Medical and Program Director, Gunderson Residence at McLean Hospital, Co-Director, McLean Borderline Personality Disorders Training Institute, Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London Head of Department, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London,
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

Brandon Unruh, M.D. Medical Director, McLean Hospital Mentalization Clinic, Staff Psychiatrist, Gunderson Residence at McLean Hospital

Jointly sponsored continuing education for:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and the BPD Training Institute. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

McLean Hospital designated this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: This program is co-sponsored by McLean Hospital and the BPD Training Institute. 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. This offering meets the criteria for 12.0 C.E. hour(s) for psychologists. For more information, please call 617-855-3195.

Continuing Education for:

Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 12.0 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: Please call 617-855-3195 for the current status of social work accreditation.


Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements http://www.nbcc.org/. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The hospital’s provider number is 6085. This program is approved for 12.0 clock hours of CE credit.