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  • Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology 41 Gordon Road Piscataway Township, NJ, 08854 United States (map)

Registration fees:

Professionals: $500

Students: $100

Registration fee is all inclusive with CE credits and lunch

Special rates for GSAPP faculty, alumni and supervisors!

email Jessica Benas at for information

April 25 - April 27, 2019

9:00am-4:30pm each day

19.5 CE credits for Psychologists

19.5 Clinical CEH for NY & NJ Social Workers, NJ Marriage and Family Therapists, and NJ Teachers

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Presenter: Norka Malberg, PsyD

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers School of Social Work. Click HERE for their CE Provider Details.

*Please note that this workshop does not provide CEH for LPCs*

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.

Learning objectives:

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

 Norka T. Malberg, PsyD. is a certified child psychoanalyst. She trained at the Anna Freud Centre in London and obtained her clinical doctorate from University College London for her work on clinical applications of attachment theory to working clinically with chronically ill adolescents. She is currently in private practice in New Haven , CT where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center  where she conducts an early childhood seminar for child psychiatric residents. She is a member of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society's and the Contemporary Freudian Society in New York City. She serves in the board of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis as Chair of the Social Issues Committee and is past president of Section 2 (Children and Adolescents) of American Psychological Association’s Division 39 (Psychoanalytic Psychology). Dr. Malberg is co-editor a book of the Lines of Development Book Series for which she co-edited the first book: The Anna Freudian Tradition. She is in the editorial board for the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and the Journal of Infant, Child And Adolescent Psychotherapy. Dr. Malberg is the co-editor of the Child and Adolescent Sections of the upcoming PDM-2  (Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual).  She is one of five authors of the  book: Time limited MBT-C published by the American Psychological Association Press in 2017 and recently featured as guest master clinician in the APA Video Series illustrating MBT techniques and most recently in a series of videos on Working with emotions in psychotherapy alongside Les Greenberg (EFT) and Michael Tompkins (CBT). Dr. Malberg is originally from Puerto Rico. She teaches and lectures regularly in Latin America and Europe in the areas of attachment, play, developmental psychoanalysis, children and trauma and interventions in the context of school, hospitals and legal contexts. 



Parking is free; however, Rutgers still requires that all guests register their car online for a visitor permit. Please use the below link to register your car prior to the event