Mentalization-Based Treatment for Parents: Reflective Parenting
9:30 am – 16:30 pm, Lift, Islington
This course aims to introduce a model of parenting based on theoretical ideas from mentalization and attachment theory. The model of Reflective parenting makes distinct and explicit the need for self (parental) mentalizing and other (parent to infant, child or adolescent) mentalizing. Based on research (Suchman et al) showing that it is parental self-mentalizing that has the greater impact on the quality of parent-child interactions. This course is intended for professionals working in primary and secondary care settings who want to identify difficulties in the parent-child relationship and intervene directly to improve the connection between parent and child. Find out more.