9th November 2019 10th November 2019


UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles Map
2 days
Breakfast will be served from 08:15 each day. Training will take place 08:45 - 16:00 (day one) and 08:30 - 15:30 (day two)



Training Fee

Places available

About this course

The workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder and have already completed the basic training course. 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 mentalization based treatment (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 standardised scenario with an actor.  This may be used towards recognition of competence and access to supervision to become a supervisor.

12.5 CE hours available through this event are sponsored by Lifespan Learning Institute.*

Aims of course

To help participants embed and develop further their skills to treat patients with personality disorder using MBT, introduce the adherence scale for rating treatment sessions, and to introduce skills required to become a supervisor.


By the end of this conference, participants will to able to:

  1. Employ the use of ostensive cues in developing a therapeutic alliance
  2. Value the role of establishing epistemic trust in restoring mentalizing
  3. Use the adherence scale to rate their own and their colleagues’ adherence to the MBT model
  4. Appraise their strengths and weaknesses in application of the MBT model
  5. Differentiate the mentalizing of borderline vs. narcissistic vs. antisocial personality disorders
  6. Construct a mentalizing treatment plan for those with personality disorders
  7. Formulate a diagnostic assessment from a mentalizing perspective
  8. Rate their ability to recognize non-mentalizing
  9. Assess and enhance their developing practice of MBT techniques

* Lifespan Learning Institute, tel. 310-474-2505, 1023 Westholme Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024