Distinguished Clinicians Series - Mentalization Based Supervision: Supervising in MBT by Peter Fonagy, PhD

  • 01 Aug 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston, TX 77035
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How can you supervise a therapeutic process that is focused on not knowing? The answer is that you cannot do it in the traditional manner of psycho-dynamic psychotherapy. So, what is the alternative? Well, it is not to put it back to the supervisee and ask them: "what do you think the alternatives are?"

MBT supervision adopts a similar inquisitive stance that is shared by the supervisee and supervisor. It assumes the same underlying principle of using supervision to identify problematic interpersonal moments and then focus not on its detail, but on the importance of getting mentalizing going when there is an elephant trundled from the consulting room into supervision.

This presentation will describe the key features of a mentalizing approach to supervision and illustrate a supervisory session with a role-play.

At the conclusion of this live presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the difference between regular psychotherapy supervision and supervision of mentalization based therapy (MBT).

  • Learn effective supervisory techniques that enhances therapists’ mentalizing in a supervision.

  • Identify supervision techniques inhibiting mentalizing in a trainee.

$50.00 Professional Rate

$25.00 Student Rate

Forms of payment accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Payments must be made in advance. No checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

Registration is limited to 80 attendees; so sign up today.

 Continuing Education Credits

2.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:



Social Workers

Licensed Professional Counselors

Addictions Professionals

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