3 days

About this course

This training will provide an introduction to Mentalization Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C), a time-limited approach to working with children aged 5-12, with a range of clinical presentations.

The course will cover an introduction to the concept of mentalizing, and its use in clinical work with children in middle childhood (5-12) and their parents.

The course will provide an overview of the development of mentalizing in middle childhood, and how it can be assessed; an introduction to a time-limited model of MB T-C; and will give opportunities to practice specific skills for working with children from a mentalizing perspective, as well as the parallel work with parents.

The training will be based on the following text:

  • Midgley, N., Ensink, K., Lindqvist, K., Malberg, N. and Muller, N. (2017). Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach. American Psychological Association.

Who is this training suitable for?

Counsellors and therapists working with children and families.

Aims of the training

  • To gain an understanding of the development of mentalizing in middle childhood and an understanding of its role in a range of typical presenting problems in CAMHS
  • To learn about the key features of time-limited MBT for children.
  • To learn about assessment of the capacity for mentalizing in children
  • To develop practical skills in working with children and their parents from a mentalizing perspective.

 This training will be delivered in English. This training is being organised by Maria Nannestad - to enquire about booking a place on this training please email