This is a three-day workshop that introduces participants to the theoretical and research foundations of a short term therapeutic intervention with school age children. This course covers an introduction to the concept of mentalizing, and its use in clinical work with children in middle childhood (5-12) and their parents. It will provide an overview of the development of mentalizing in middle childhood, and how it can be assessed; an introduction to a time-limited model of MBT-C; and will give opportunities to practice specific skills for working with children from a mentalizing perspective, as well as the parallel work with parents. Videos and Role plays will be used to illustrate and practice techniques and the overall process this model of psychotherapy proposes.
1. Participants will be able to discuss the theoretical basis of MBT-C
2. Participants will be able to carry out an MBT-C session with children following the taught technical guide
3. Participants will be able to analyze and develop a mentalizing profile of parents and children
4. Participants will be able to differentiate between a MBT and a CBT child treatment session and discuss differences in between approaches