Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A) Training

September 21, 2023 to September 22, 2023


Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) is a therapeutic approach rooted in attachment theory and psychodynamic principles, focusing on enhancing individuals' capacity for mentalizing – the ability to understand and interpret one's own and others' thoughts, feelings, and intentions. MBT has been adapted for use with adolescents to address their unique developmental challenges and emotional needs. 
The Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT/A) Training offers participants a comprehensive platform to enhance their knowledge, refine their clinical skills, and elevate their practice in implementing MBT interventions with adolescents. This specialized training equips participants with the expertise needed to effectively apply MBT principles in their clinical work, fostering improved outcomes for individuals undergoing MBT treatment. The training encompasses a range of strategies and approaches that empower participants to facilitate mentalizing processes in both their clients and themselves.


This activity is for psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and licensed social workers


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

  • Discuss the principles of mentalizing and epistemic trust, and how those capacities develop in children and adolescents in the context of attachment relationships.

  • Describe the impact of adolescents' emerging mentalizing capacities on emotion regulation in their relationship with family, peers and society.

  • Identify how family interactions can cause mentalizing breakdowns that may lead to impasse and/or coercive, self-reinforcing cycles that impede communication, problem-solving, and prosocial and adaptive behavior in general.

  • Outline the empirically-supported strategies to help adolescents and their families regulate emotions, repair ruptured relationships, and strengthening feelings of belonging to enhance their mentalization capacities.


Lecture, small group breakout session, simulation, and skill-based training workshop.


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.25 Attendance
  • 12.25 Social Work
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/21/2023 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/22/2023 - 5:00pm CDT
Houston, TX
United States
Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians: Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Worker: Baylor College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (License Number 7270) is an approved continuing education provider for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. This activity has been approved for 12.25 continuing education units.

Available Credit

  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.25 Attendance
  • 12.25 Social Work
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