1 day

About this course

Reflecting, communicating and remembering - the AMBIT mentalizing approach to practice based team learning

On this one day course you will develop your knowledge about practice based evidence, have an opportunity to consider how this applies to your own team and explore how a mentalizing approach may be central to team learning. You will also learn a series of practical techniques for supporting the strengthening of practice based learning in your team. This will include practicing specific AMBIT techniques of mentalizing, team discussion and manualizing.

The course will cover:


9.30 Introductions  

10.00 Setting the context on practice based evidence. What does it mean in practice and what does the evidence tell us?

10.30 Why is it hard for clinical teams to learn? Can mentalizing help us understand some of the challenges of this?

11.15 Learning as reflecting, communicating and remembering

12.00 Reflecting and communicating: Practicing team discussion


2.00 Remembering and forgetting ; what use for a manual.

2.30 Learning how to use the manual – getting the retrieval systems to work.

3.00 Putting all the pieces together – doing reflecting, communicating and remembering all at once!

4.30 Reflections on the day

5.00 Finish

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is targeted for senior practitioners and team managers in both statutory and voluntary sector services who are interested in enabling clinical teams to develop explicit methods of clinical learning and strengthening methods of developing practice based evidence. Teams can equally benefit if they have been previously trained in AMBIT or not as the techniques that we will explore are applicable to a wide range of clinical teams and settings.  

Aims of the course

-Develop knowledge about practice-based evidence
-Explore how a mentalization-based approach supports team learning
-Practice specific AMBIT techniques of mentalizing, team discussion and manualizing