Basic Training Programme 

Mentalizing lies at the very core of our humanity – it refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and in others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states. A focus on this very human activity as a therapeutic intervention forms the core of mentalization based treatment (MBT). It was initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) although it is now being used on a wide range of disorders. This training programme focuses on MBT for BPD. This training will be delivered by accredited tutors from MBT Scotland.

MBT Scotland is a member of the MBT global network, based at the Anna Freud Centre, London.  MBT Scotland (SCIO ) has been established for the education, training and continuing support of clinicians who wish to practise the form of psychotherapy know as MBT

There are four components to training in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) in Scotland- , skills training,  basic training coursesupervision, and an advanced course. Clinicians are expected to participate in the supervision of their practice of their newly acquired mentalizing skills whilst using them in their everyday work. Once the skills are embedded in daily practice clinicians can attend the Practitioner course available from MBT Scotland and then consider supervision to become supervisors of others in their work place.

Who is this course suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in the treatment of personality disorder. 

Details of Next Training Session
Date:  28th – 30th November 2023 09:30-16:30
Venue: Remote delivery through Zoom
How to apply: applications will open approx 12 weeks prior to the course dates