Mentalization based psychotherapy (MBT) and Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
We zijn heel blij senior professionals te kunnen uitnodigen voor
de tweedaagse masterclass van Roslyn Law, een expert op het gebied
van kinderen en adolescenten met depressie en andere psychische
problemen. Roslyn Law heeft de behandelmethode IPT succesvol
geïntegreerd met MBT. Deze gecombineerde methode blijkt bijzonder
Voor kinderen, adolescenten en hun ouders heeft zij een toegankelijk en bruikbaar (werk)boek geschreven, Defeating Teenage Depression; getting there together
Combining IPT and MBT
Mentalizing – attending to mental states in oneself and others
in order to understand intention and behaviour – has been described
as ‘the most fundamental common factor among psychotherapeutic
techniques’. It is the basis of mentalization based therapy, which
aims to reduce emotional and behavioural difficulties for children,
adolescents and adults, who are often parents.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence based intervention, which has been used to treat depression across the lifespan, from mothers struggling to bond with their new born child, preadolescents and adolescents with depression and anxiety to parents with depression whose children are attending mental health services.
The integration of these approaches has gained considerable attention in recent years because of their shared interest in the nature and significance of interpersonal interactions and their role in the evolution and maintenance of mental health difficulties. In the UK, the use of mentalization based techniques is a formal part of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) curriculum in a national training programme for the children and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) workforce. This is an opportunity, in the words of Peter Fonagy, one of the originators of MBT, to make IPT the best IPT it can be.
Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at clinicians working with young people
and their parents in an attempt to help them to understand
themselves and each other better. Clinicians from range of training
backgrounds, and with basic understanding of IPT and MBT, are
welcome to attend. The workshop will explore ways in which each
approach compliments and enhances the other, highlighting
opportunities to consolidate the use of Mentalization techniques in
IPT and to inform therapists using Mentalization based treatment
about strategies to extend attention to the wider network. We aim
to celebrate our ‘not knowing stance’ and to learn from each other.
This means that the following professionals are invited to attend:
This workshop will employ a combination of didactic teaching, discussion of clinical illustrations, including those provided by course participants, demonstrations and participant and tutor led role-plays.
Aim of the course