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Introduction to Mentalisation Based Interventions

Thursday 07th March 2024

Horizon Leeds, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR

9.00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 1.00pm Close


Mentalisation based therapy (MBT) is an evidenced based approach to problems which might attract a ‘personality disorder’ label. Whilst MBT may be delivered traditionally in a group format, the mentalisation concept which underpins it can inform different interventions and is also viewed as central to more generic, systems based ways of working (e.g. Structured clinical management; adaptive approaches to working with younger people). 

Dr Jo Ramsden, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for ‘personality disorder’ services in Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, will introduce you to the key concepts which are central to MBT and provide you with some tools for using ‘mentalisation’ in your work with service users. This course would aim to provide you with some skills to apply ‘mentalisation’ to all aspects of work with people who could attract a ‘personality disorder’ diagnosis. 

After attending this course delegates will be able to: 

  • Use MBT informed approaches in their work
  • Understand the relevance of this approach to working with traumatised individuals 
  • Understand how trauma impacts on therapeutic processes


This course offers 3 CPD points and is aimed for mental health and healthcare professionals.