A Developmental Model of Mentalising and Personality Disorders Small Single Clinical Workshop

August 8, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Workshops

Dr Ella Brent will explore the origins of mentalisation, what it is and why it is so important. An impairment in the capacity to mentalise is a key feature underlying the clinical picture associated with Personality Disorders.
It is important to know not only the quality of a person’s mental representations, but how mental representations come about. In order to understand the development of disturbances in mentalisation it is necessary to look at the origins of mentalisation in normal development.
More than ever we know about the importance of attachment security in the establishment of mentalisation.
What has been less frequently illustrated is the very mechanism of the transfer of mentalisation capacities between the infant and adult carer’s minds, which will be presented in this workshop.

This model offers a framework within which to understand what can go wrong within attachment relationships and the impact on mentalising capacity, and how this can also identify areas of focus for intervention and treatment.

The presented model draws heavily from the work of Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, Bion’s model of the Containment (in contrast to Winnicot’s concept of Holding), and Bateman and Fonagy’s work in developing Mentalisation Based Treatments (MBT). This developmental backdrop will be linked to presenting problems in clinical work.
For a more detailed breakdown of the course please contact Latoya on 010 350 0350 or info@thedayclinic.co.za

The course will cost R1200 full notes and mid-session coffee provided
Early bird fee of R900 for payments received before 20th August

CPD accreditation: 3points
Friday September 20th 9am – 12.30pm
The Day Clinic : 75 Oxford Road, Saxonwold

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