Mclean Hospital

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic Training Spring 2018

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic Training Spring 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018 (All day)-Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)

The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder is mentalization-based treatment (MBT), which was developed by Drs. Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy based on studies of early childhood development and attachment.

MBT requires therapists to focus on the patient’s mental state and on their understanding of interactions with the patient. The therapist stance is of particular importance and differs from the usual therapist stance encountered in psychodynamic and cognitive therapies. It is more active and participatory than dynamic therapy but less specifically so than cognitive therapy. MBT not only focuses on the mind of the patient but also openly juxtaposes the mind of the therapist with that of the patient/family.

In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a specialty treatment. Common clinical situations will be discussed and role played to practice skills.

Tuition fee: $1,000

Offered by the Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute at McLean Hospital


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