Distinguished Clinicians Series - Mentalization-based Approach in Group Psychotherapy by Peter Fonagy, PhD

  • 07 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston, TX 77035
  • 12


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In this lecture, Dr. Fonagy, one of the founders of mentalization-based treatment (MBT), will look at the techniques associated with the MBT approach for group psychotherapy. He will focus on the aims of group therapy as well as the specific techniques and processes used by MBT group therapists to enhance mentalizing in a range of patient groups. The introduction to mentalizing groups (MBT – I), which is a structured approach taken usually before initiating individual and group therapy using an MBT approach, will also be covered. 

Dr. Fonagy also will discuss specific alternative structures which developers of MBT have adopted in relation to group therapy, including the structured approach developed in Norway and the more psychodynamic approach taken by colleagues in the Netherlands. Recordings of group therapy taken as part of the trial of MBT for antisocial personality disorder currently ongoing in UK probation services will be shown.

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

  • Understand the unique features of the MBT approach to group psychotherapy.
  • Identify key features of the MBT – I approach to introducing patients to the nature of mentalizing and the basis for mentalization-oriented therapy.
  • Recognize, and practice, simple techniques developed by structural group therapists using MBT.
  • Appreciate the difference between MBT and other dynamic approaches to group psychotherapy.

$50 - Professional Rate

$25 - 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 90 attendees; so sign up today.

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