Mentalization-based treatment for children

WHAT IS MBT-C?

MBT-C is short for Mentalization based treatment for children. The treatment is for children roughtly 5-12 years old with externalizing or internalizing disorders.

FOR WHOM

MBT-C is a transdiagnostic treatment for children 5-12 and their parents. Children attending MBT-C may have problems with anxiety, depression or behavioural problems. MBT-C may also be suitable for children with traumatic experiences or children who have experienced loss.

THE TREATMENT GUIDE

This book is the first comprehensive clinical introduction to a time-limited model of MBT with children. Chapters examine problem assessment and case formulation, the therapist’s stance, and treatment termination. The guide also includes a chapter-length case illustration and an appendix that lists measures of reflective functioning in children and parents, as well as validation articles.

 

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AIM

The aim of MBT-C is to enhance the child’s capacity to regulate emotions and to mentalize about self and others. In MBT-C, work with parents is an important part, where parents are helped to reflect on their child in order to understand them better, and be able to support the child in a flexible way.

WHAT IS MENTALIZATION?

 

Look at this video with professor Peter Fonagy, one of the founders of Mentalization Based Therapy for adults, for a longer description of what mentalization is and why it’s important.

TRAINING IN MBT-C

MBT-C trainings are organized by five separate institutes:

 

United Kingdom, London– Anna Freud Centre
Contact person: Davina Metters, davina.metters@annafreud.org

 

United States, New Haven – Yale Child Study Center

Contact person: Norka Malberg, norka.Malberg@yale.edu

 

Sweden, Stockholm - Ericastiftelsen

Contact person: Anna Norlén, anna.norlen@ericastiftelsen.se

 

Netherlands, Den Haag– De Jutters Centre

Contact person: Nicole Muller, http://www. rinogroep.nl/opliding/4007

 

Canada, Quebec – Université Laval

Contact person: Karin Ensink, karin.ensink@psy.ulaval.ca

Upcoming trainings and events:

 

3 day training in MBT-C, Anna Freud Centre, London

November 27-29, 2017

 

Information and registration

AUTHORS

The manual is written by an international team consisting of researchers and clinicians,

with different areas of expertise.

Université Laval

Québec

Anna Freud Centre

University College London

De Jutters Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, The Hague

Yale Child Study Center

New Haven, Connecticut

The Erica Foundation

Stockholm

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