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    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 30 Jun 2019

    Interested in Upcoming Events!

    Are you interested in being added to the Menninger Clinic's database to receive information regarding upcoming activities sponsored by Menninger? All you have to do is fill out this simple registration request.

    Should you have issues accessing the registration form, please email your information directly to: 

    Michelle A. Taylor - Coordinator of Education and Training 

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic, 12301 S. Main Street, Houston, Texas 77035
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    The Menninger Clinic is pleased to offer the only Child Attachment Interview Training outside of the Anna Freud Centre in London, U.K.

    Registration fee includes lunches and refreshments for the 3.5-day training. Your registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and checks are accepted.

    If training fills, you may elect to be included on the waiting list and will be notified if a spot becomes available.

    For more information and to view the training invitation, click here.

    View the schedule.

    For assistance with registration or payment, contact Bree Scott, 713-275-5060 or

    To become an accredited CAI coder you will need to complete a second phase of training to ensure reliability which is undertaken separately and includes the additional coding of 30 interviews provided by the Anna Freud Centre (AFC). The AFC is in the process of creating new teaching materials for this, to comply with new data protection regulations, and we hope to be able to offer an updated version of the reliability training in 2020. 


    For a list of nearby hotels, please click here.


    With two weeks of minimum advance written notice, Menninger will provide a full refund. In the unlikely event that the training must be cancelled, prepaid registrants will be given a registration fee refund.

    If you have any specific dietary or ADA needs, please request in advance when registering by contacting Bree Scott at above the above number or email.

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic - 12301 Main Street, Houston, TX 77035
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    Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) has become increasingly recognized as a valuable conceptual framework to guide psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy for individuals with complicated psychiatric issues. Developed by Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy, MBT emphasizes the importance of the attachment process in early development and helps individuals recover from the consequences of serious disruptions in attachment. The CME will cover the MBT approach to working with avoidant and narcissistic personality disorders. It will cover the mentalizing profiles associated with each of these personality disorders (PD), which the non-mentalizing modes may predominate, and suggestions about the mentalizing stance of the therapist. Although categorized within different PD clusters in the DSM taxonomy, it will be suggested that there are similarities in elements of the mentalizing profiles of avoidant and narcissistic personality disorders, particularly between Avoidant (AvPD) and Narcissistic (NPD) with vulnerable features.  The educational activity will outline basic techniques related to establishing and maintaining a mentalizing stance in therapeutic relationships, specifically in understanding and treating individuals with avoidant /narcissistic personality disorders.

    The mentalizing profile of an individual with AvPD is typically characterized by a higher than average focus on cognitive mentalizing in the affective/cognitive dimension of mentalizing, a somewhat higher focus on the self in the domain of self/other mentalizing and a somewhat higher focus on internal mentalizing in the internal/external dimension. They tend to be low in their capacity for external mentalizing and particularly low in their capacity for affective mentalizing. In the implicit/explicit dimension, they may find explicit mentalizing difficult to engage with – this is often because explicit mentalizing often involves being confronted with extremely negative self-beliefs. This difficulty with explicit mentalizing often results in AvPD patients appearing very uncertain or confused about their thoughts and feelings.

    Individuals with NPD tend to have an even more pronounced emphasis on the self in the self/other domain, and a concomitant much weaker capacity for mentalizing the other, particularly when the mental state of the other is perceived to be quite different from their own. As with AvPD, individuals with NPD have a similar tendency towards cognitive over affective mentalizing. They may tend to have a somewhat more pronounced capacity for internal over external mentalizing. Individuals with NPD may appear to have a good capacity for explicit mentalizing, but when faced with the potential loss of interpersonal control/self-agency, this can collapse, and a switch to a highly automatic, implicit form of mentalizing occurs. 

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

    • Recognize and manage the manifestations of pretend mode of mentalizing.
    • Appreciate the role of natural curiosity in mentalizing and learning about methods of enhancing this in individuals with AvPD.
    • Articulate manifestations of disrupted self-structures as described in the concept of the ‘alien self’ and managing clinical relationships in the context of such experiences.

    $25.00 Student Rate

    $50.00 Professional 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.

     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

    Special Dietary or ADA Needs 

    For ADA or lactation needs, please email directly to: 

    Michelle A. Taylor: 

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston TX 77035
    Menninger's Family Education Day offers patients' families the opportunity to learn about psychiatric, behavioral and addictive disorders to elevate their understanding of treatment approaches. Additionally, participants will learn ways to strengthen understanding within the family. Equally important is the chance to meet other families going through similar experiences.

    The day's educational sessions are led by Menninger faculty and staff and cover topics that include attachment, mentalizing, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, recovery planning and more.

    For the detailed schedule of the day, click here.

    There is no cost to attend, and lunch is included.

    Registration is limited to 40 attendees; so sign up today.

    For special dietary or ADA needs, please contact: 

    Michelle A. Taylor: 

    (713) 275-5529

Past events

15 Oct 2018 Family Education Day - October 15, 2018
28 Sep 2018 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Thomas Ellis, PsyD, ABPP - Rethinking Conventional Care with Suicidal Individuals: What You Should Know about Suicide-Specific Interventions
14 Jun 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Hope, Faith, Despair and Doubt
31 May 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Talking to Patients and Families about Depression
30 May 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Shared Decision Making and Peer Support
18 May 2018 Rethinking Psychotherapy from an Ethical Perspective
03 May 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Psychological Trauma and Dissociative Disturbance
19 Apr 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - A Personal Approach to Clinical Formulations
16 Apr 2018 Family Education Day - April 16, 2018
30 Mar 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Gaining Epistemic Trust
15 Mar 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - The Value and Limitations of Plain Old Therapy
22 Feb 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Human Attachment and Spiritual Connection
19 Feb 2018 Family Education Day - February 19, 2018
01 Feb 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Ethical Foundations of Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment
29 Jan 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Techniques in Mentalizing
18 Jan 2018 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
18 Dec 2017 Family Education Day - December 18, 2017
21 Aug 2017 Family Education Day - August 21, 2017
09 Aug 2017 4-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
22 Jun 2017 Third Annual Community Integration Conference - To Hold, Maintain and Keep: Mind-Body Approaches to Community Integration
19 Jun 2017 Family Education Day - June 19, 2017
17 Apr 2017 Family Education Day - April 17, 2017
20 Feb 2017 Family Education Day - February 20, 2017
18 Feb 2017 Living Healthier Together
17 Oct 2016 Family Education Day - October 17, 2016
15 Aug 2016 Family Education Day - August 15, 2016
20 Jun 2016 Family Education Day - June 20, 2016
18 Apr 2016 Family Education Day
21 Mar 2016 Family Education Day
18 Jan 2016 Family Education Day
07 Dec 2015 Family Education Day
19 Oct 2015 Family Education Day
15 Jun 2015 Family Education Day
03 Jun 2015 A4CIP Conference - My Place in the Community: Building Supportive Integration for Mental Health Recovery
01 May 2015 The Second Annual John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium: The Problem of Trauma - Discovering Resilience
21 May 2014 Oak Brook, Ill., networking luncheon for behavioral health professionals
20 May 2014 Skokie, Ill., networking luncheon for behavioral health professionals
11 Apr 2013 Valuable Opportunities for Your Practice: A Symposium and Workshop on Mentalization
08 Jun 2012 3rd Annual Patient Alumni Weekend
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