3 hours

About this course

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) is an evidence-based treatment which has been shown to be highly effective in treating Borderline Personality Disorder.

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As a result it has gained national and international attention and is now being used to treat a wide range of common mental health concerns.

Mentalization means trying to see things from somebody else’s point of view. The key question to ask is ‘what is it like to be you?’ Mentalization is not a specialist skill and research suggests that being able to see things from the pupil’s perspective is a key principle of good teaching.

This training will introduce the concept of mentalization, and how it can be used in a classroom setting to manage common problems in a classroom setting. It will highlight how mentalizing can be particularly important if school staff are concerned that a child or young person is not achieving as well as they might or is not enjoying school.

It will provide practical examples of mentalization skills that can be used in schools and how it can be used to help school staff manage emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Follow up consultation

There is an optional 1.5 hour follow up group consultation webinar to discuss the implementation of skills approximately 6 weeks after the training.

Who is this training suitable for?

The training is suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a school or college setting and could include:

  • Teachers
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Pastoral Care team members
  • SENCOs
  • School Governors

Learning Outcomes

Participants will come away with a better understanding of:

  • What is mentalization? How can it be applied in schools?
  • What are the key mentalization skills?
  • Key mentalization skills and strategies to deal with common classroom problems.