Mentalization-Based Treatment Training-July 13, 15, 16, 2022

2022 13 Jul







Register here for the Continuing Education Credit for Mentalization Based Treatment: Basic Training Course. The MBT Basic Training course is made up of live, instructor-led content (including breaks) and self-guided content.

The live day sessions are being held on July 13th, 15th and 16th, 2022.


This page is for Continuing Education Credit registration only. You must register for this Training on For all inquiries, please contact Mentalizing Initiative at

After you have completed the Training Registration, please proceed to register for your CE Credit below.



Wednesday, July 13 - 8am-2pm Pacific Time

Friday, July 15 - 8am-2pm Pacific Time

Saturday, July 16 - 8am-2pm Pacific Time 

There will be one 15-minute break each day.

Please contact Mentalizing Initiative at for full schedule.


Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the derivation of the concept of mentalization and differentiate it from other psychotherapies
  2. Contrast non-mentalizing from mentalizing
  3. Discuss the three social cognitive precursors to mentalization
  4. Apply the four poles of mentalizing
  5. Demonstrate management of arousal
  6. Demonstrate use of the MBT therapist stance (i.e., not knowing)
  7. Demonstrate basic mentalizing techniques: empathy, clarification and exploration
  8. Demonstrate identification of poor mentalizing and good mentalizing
  9. Recognize the importance of mentalizing affects, identify the affective narrative, and use relational mentalizing with a patient
  10. Demonstrate ability to recognize non-mentalizing modes, psychic equivalence, teleological mode and pretend mode
  11. Assess the patient's reliance on the three antecedents to mentalizing (psychic equivalence, teleological mode and pretend mode) and how to alter their therapeutic stance to be able to manage them 
  12. Create a diagnostic assessment and case formulation of a personality disorder patient with special attention to the attachment styles, modes of non-mentalization present, and that anticipates potential obstacles to treatment
  13. Assess suicidality as a loss of mentalization in the context of an attachment relationship
  14. Create a therapy process that reduces the force of psychic equivalence and teleologic mode
  15. Utilize a functional analysis to explore the events leading up to self-harm or a suicide attempt
  16. Identify and use affect focus to clarify the interpersonal issues
  17. Create and format a comprehensive MBT program employing psychoeducation, individual and group psychotherapies
  18. Demonstrate facilitation of an MBT group 

Up to 17.25 CE credits


This course was created by Mentalizing Initiative, which is responsible for the content.  

Faculty of Mentalizing Initiative

Robin L. Kissel, MD, Course Director

Peter Fonagy, PhD, Faculty 

Anthony Bateman, MA, FRCP, Faculty

Please refer to for complete faculty biographies and courses taught.


Target Audience:

This workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder. For a complete description of applicant criteria, please refer to



IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must report CE credits directly to MCEP using this document to verify attendance. Please note that a Psychologist must attend the CE program in its entirety in order to receive credit.  

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI): The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

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