Mentalizing to be Focus of Free Webinar for Mental Health Professionals

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Flynn O'Malley, PhD Kula Moore, LPC, ATR-BC, CPRC

Presented by Flynn O'Malley, PhD, and Kula Moore, LPC, ATR-BC, CPRC, Mentalizing: Its Function in Mental Health Treatment will focus on various methods that help both patients and treating professionals improve their abilities to mentalize and explore how this process facilitates a sense of shared responsibility for successful treatment. 


Register now for this free webinar, which will be presented Tuesday, March 19, from 12 to 1 pm CT. (Please note: This is not a CE event.)


About the Webinar

Mentalizing, which involves the ability to take on multiple perspectives about one’s own thoughts and feelings and those of others, is seen as a fundamental process necessary in establishing secure attachments. The ability to mentalize is also a necessary capacity in the development of a therapeutic alliance and the collaborative exploration of core issues.


Central to the webinar is the therapist’s view of his or her role. Specific discussion will focus on what the therapist attends to in sessions, the nature of the therapist’s communications and the presenters’ view of movement away from the therapist as bringer of insight and toward the therapist as facilitator of collaborative thinking


About the Presenters

Dr. O’Malley is the former long-time director of the Compass Program for Young Adults at Menninger, and since transitioning to part-time status, serves as a senior staff psychologist on Compass. He has served in a variety of positions since he joined the staff at Menninger more than 35 years ago. 
His professional interests include gender issues, psychiatric issues related to emerging adults, mentalization-based therapy and trauma.
An associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine, he obtained his doctorate and bachelor degrees from the University of New Mexico. Post-graduate training included postdoctoral training from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and an internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio.
A senior psychiatric rehabilitation specialist, Moore also works on the Compass Program for Young Adults. In her nearly 10 years of experience, she had developed expertise in mentalizing, art therapy and the developmental period of emerging adults.
She has presented on mentalizing, mentalization-based art therapy, art therapy and more locally and nationally. 
Moore is currently writing a book about mentalization-based art therapy.