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14th of November 2019

Next Thursday the 5th International MBT Congress starts! We are really looking forward meeting you! More than 300 participants will be there! If you are not yet part of the 300 participants, register now!

 

 


 

Mentalization-based treatment for traumatized children and their parents - By Nicole Muller and Norka Malberg
7th of November 2019

 

In this session Nicole Muller  and  Norka Malberg  will try to give you an impression of their MBT-C work with traumatized children, showing several clips and mentalizing together about the techniques and dilemma’s of working with these disregulated children.

 

The expert at work session of Nicole and Norka is on the 22nd of November between 13:30h and 14:30h. We hope to see you at our congress!

 

 


 

”Smells like teen (group-)spirit” - by Sune Bo Hansen

10th of october 2019

 

The presentation of Sune Bo Hansen will briefly touch upon the validity of PD diagnosis in adolescents, including studies emphasizing the neurobiological normative development adolescents encounter and how it affects their capacity to mentalize and challenges MBT, specifically in group settings. He also will inform you about different MBT studies focusing on adolescents with PDs -specifically those conducted in a group format.

 

The plenary session of Sune Bo Hansen will be on the 21st of November between 16.15h and 17.00h. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 


 

 

Mentalizing in teams - by Dickon Bevington

3rd of october 2019

MBT Netherlands is proud to introduce Dickon Bevington, one of the plenary speakers on our 5th International Congress! Dr Bevington’s presentation will recap briefly how AMBIT is an adaptive framework that is designed to support a wide range of interventions in diverse settings; it is less a “therapy” than a systematic attempt to create the organisational and network conditions to best support the delivery of effective help, with mentalizing at its heart. 

The challenge of developing an outcomes framework for an approach that is implemented in purposefully diverse and adaptive/adapted ways is discussed, and emerging pathways towards this are outlined that go beyond multiple individual field studies! Don’t miss this!

The plenary session of Dickon Bevington will be on the 21st of November between 11.30h and 12.15h. We hope to welcome you at our congress!

 


 

MBT and Familie - by Lidewij Gerits

26th of september2019

The Expert at Work session of Lidewij Gerits on our 5th International Conference of Mentalization-Based Treatment will be about MBT and Families. During this workshop you will get familiar with a treatment methodology that focuses on recognizing and treating problems with mentalizing, specifically within family relationships.

Please note that this workshop will be in Dutch!

The expert at work session of Lidewij Gerits is on the 22nd of November between 13:30h and 14:30h. We hope to see you at our congress! 

 

 


 

Current Research - Adolescence - by Carla Sharp

18th of september2019

Adolescence has been identified as a sensitive period for the development of personality pathology, in particular maladaptive Criterion function. The scaffolding of optimal personality function is therefore of major importance in adolescence. However, adolescence may also be a time of increased epistemic mistrust and a diminished capacity for social learning from the most optimal sources. In this presentation, an approach to understanding and affecting social learning in adolescence through mediation will be discussed and data will be presented in its support!

The plenary session of Carla Sharp is scheduled on the 22nd of November 2019 between 09:45h and 10.15h.

Check here Carla's introduction video 

 

 


 

The future prospects of mentalization based therapies: A comprehensive review – by Peter Fonagy

12th of september 2019

 

The fifth international MBT congress cannot take place without the presence of the founders. MBT Netherlands is proud to introduce Peter Fonagy. He will give us a glimpse of the future of MBT.

P
eter will give the last (but not the least) plenary session on the 22nd of November 2019 between 15:45h and 16:30h. 

 

 


 

Mentalizing Based Art Therapy – by Marianne Verfaille and Suzan Kuijken

29nd of August 2019

 

In this workshop I hope you will experience how making artwork can enhance mentalizing. We are going to make artwork together in a group. The artwork can be perceived as an externalized form of mental content, which is normally opaque. In doing so it is possible to slow down and reflect and come to explicit mentalizing about yourself, others and interactions. I hope that apart from experiencing a new form of promoting mentalizing, it will also be fun to play with the materials as well!

 

Marianne will be assisted by Suzan Kuijken and the session will on the 22nd of November between 11:15h and 12:15h. 

 

 


 

'hard-to-reach' patients – by Saskia Knapen

15nd of August 2019

 

"How can we reach 'hard-to-reach' patients with personality disorders?" PD patients often have severe attachment problems, have been disillusioned by mental health services and have little trust in psychotherapy. Therefore they are often perceived as being unwilling to change or unmotivated, while actually, because of epistemic distrust, they are too afraid to trust what psychotherapy has to offer them.

 

That's the core question in the Expert at Work session of Saskia Knapen on our 5th International Conference of Mentalization-Based Treatment. The expert at work session of Saskia Knapen is on the 22nd of November between 11:15h and 12:15h.

 

 


 

Formulation and short term MBT – by Sebastian Simonsen

1st of August 2019

In this presentation the background and rationales for a randomized controlled trial currently underway comparing fourteen-months (long) with twenty weeks (short) MBT treatment for subthreshold or borderline personality disorder will be presented.

 

The plenary session of Sebastian Simonsen is scheduled on the 21st of November 2019 between 13:30h and 14:15h.

 

Check here Sebastian's introduction video

 


 

Mentalization Based Treatment with adults patients – latest research by Maaike Smits

11th of july 2019

Are you interested in an overview of empirical research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Mentalization-Based Treatment for adult patients? Maaike Smits will present a meta-review of the research in this field up to now. Moreover, she will discuss evidence on predictors of treatment outcome and working mechanisms of Mentalization-based treatment. Do not miss this interesting presentation and subscribe for the 5th international Conference of Mentalization Based Treatment now! 

Maaike Smits will share her results in a plenary session on the 22nd of November 2019 between 10:15h and 10:45h. 

 


Mentalization Based Treatment with school-age children – latest developments by Nick Midgley

27th of june 2019

MBT Netherlands is proud to introduce Nick Midgley, one of the plenary speakers on our 5th International Congress. His talk will briefly review some of the key developments in MBT work with school-age children, and address some of the key features that differentiate it from mentalization-based interventions with other age groups.

The plenary session of Nick Midgley will be on the 22nd of November 2019 between 09:15h and 09:45h. 

Check here Nick's introduction video

 


MBT for Psychosis
29th of may 2019

Why do residual social functioning impairment remain the most serious obstacle to remission and reinsertion in society in cases of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSP) where symptoms were successfully treated? This will be the key question of the presentation of Martin Debbané at the 5th International MBT Conference. Martin Debbané will present some of the newest conceptual, empirical and clinical developments of MBT with regards to SSP.

MBT Netherlands is proud to welcome Martin Debbané as one of the plenary speakers on our 5th International Congress. The plenary session of Martin Debbané will be on the 21st of November 2019 between 15:30h and 16:15h. We hope to see you at our congress! 

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