WEBINAR 5: MENTALIZING THE RELATIONSHIP AND AFFECT FOCUS
Developing an affect focus helps to make implicit mentalizing explicit by speaking about the elephant in the room. In studies clients have identified this as one of the therapeutic expereinces they found most helpful. Mentalizing the relationship between the therapist and the patient becomes necessary at some point in most therapies. At times the patient’s experience of the therapist is likely to be recognised by the therapist as similar to key aspects of the patients experience in relationships outside therapy. We will discuss a mentalizing approach to both of these interventions, the indications for their use and illustrate ways of approaching this using clinical vignettes.
Margie Stuchbery is a clinical psychologist and has been accredited by the AFC, London, as an MBT supervisor since 2014. Margie has also been coordinating and facilitating MBT trainings and workshops since 2015, including MBT-F. She has published papers and presented at conferences on MBT. Margie works clinically with adults, children and families in Sydney.
Celeste Benetti is a Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice and public area mental health in Melbourne. She has been accredited by the AFC, London, as an MBT Supervisor since 2019 and has coordinated MBT Basic Training. Celeste has implemented and coordinates an MBT Program for young adults and older adolescents with BPD. Celeste’s clinical work is with adults, adolescents, children, and families.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES
This Webinar is the 5th in a series of five clinically focussed webinars which will provide a refresher for therapists who are implementing MBT and will focus on enhancing the application and understanding of key MBT interventions. Particular attention will be given to areas raised by therapists in MBT supervision. Our aim is to support therapists to feel more confident about stimulating mentalizing and maintaining a mentalizing stance. Participation in these webinars will provide the opportunity to explore these clinical issues more deeply within the framework of mentalizing supervision. These 90 minute webinars will share clinical examples and theoretical content to illustrate MBT principles. The format of each webinar will involve some presentation of material and some interactive discussion around the content. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with MBT accredited supervisors around these selected topics.
Link to event will be emailed one week prior to live webinar
Link to webinar 1Talking about mentalizing here
Link to webinar 2 Assessing mentalizing in clinical practice here
Link to webinar 3 Mentalizing case formulations in clinical practice here
Link to webinar 4 Attachment, mentalizing and psychotherapy here