Clinic to Present Symposium on Mentalization and Workshop on Mentalization-based Therapy

Friday, January 18, 2013
Menninger will offer a national symposium and workshop to help mental health professionals strengthen their understanding and practice of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) March 22-24 in Houston.
The March 22 event “A Scientific Symposium on Mentalization: An Organizing Framework for Intensive Psychotherapy” will be presented by leading experts in mentalization, who will review the neurobiology of early development, emerging pathology in adolescents and recommended interventions for clinicians working with adolescents and adults who have suffered early neglect or trauma.
Presenters include:
  • Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and head of the Research Department of Clinical, Education and Health Psychology at University College London.
  • Lane Strathearn, MD, assistant professor, Pediatrics - Section of Developmental Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, and director of the Attachment and Neurodevelopmental Lab at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Jon G. Allen, PhD, senior staff psychologist, The Menninger Clinic, and professor of psychiatry, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Mary Target, PhD, professor of psychoanalysis, University College London, and professional director, the Anna Freud Centre, London.
  • Linda C. Mayes, MD, the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center.
The symposium will be held at the J.W. Marriott – Houston. The event has been designated for 7.0 contact hours.
For more details, check out the symposium and workshop brochure.
The March 23-24 workshop “Adult & Family Therapy Workshop: An Intensive Training in the Mentalization-based Approach” will offer hands-on experience of the MBT approach with adults, adolescents and their families. The first half of the workshop will include a discussion of the mentalizing framework, how to assess mentalizing strengths and impairments and the core approaches of MBT.
After viewing videotaped clinical material, as stimuli, the participants will break into small groups of eight to 10 clinicians and practice adopting a mentalizing treatment approach using the core mentalizing stance and techniques to increase the patient’s mentalizing capacity, especially in moments of crisis.
The workshop will be held at The Menninger Clinic, 12301 Main St., Houston, TX 77035. It has been designated for 10.5 contact hours.
For more details, check out the workshop and symposium brochure.