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Introduction to Mentalizing & its development
Confined in Mind
How failures in Mentalizing manifest in severe child abuse and its impact on the development of the child
Contained in Mind – The Lighthouse Model©:
Promoting Mentalizing in high-risk families
An MBT-Parent Model
The Mentalizing Stance
Core components with Dr Evelyn McCabe
Mentalization refers to our ability to attend to mental states in ourselves and others as we attempt to understand our own actions and those of others on the basis of intentional mental states. Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman developed Mentalization Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and is now applied in the treatment of a wide range of disorders.
Gerry Byrne is a Consultant Nurse and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (Tavistock) and Clinical Lead for the Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service (FASS) and the Infant Parent Perinatal Service (IPPS) based in Oxford, UK. He has trained in Basic and Advanced Mentalization Based Therapy with Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman at the Anna Freud Centre and is a Mentalizing Skills trainer.
Dr Evelyn McCabe is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry with a special interest in Psychotherapy and is based in Mayo Mental Health Services where she has commenced a Mentalization Based Therapy group. Prior to this Dr McCabe set up and ran the first Mentalization Based Therapy treatment programme in the Republic of Ireland in Galway. She has trained in Basic and Advanced Mentalization Based Therapy at The Anna Freud Centre with Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy and is a Mentalizing Skills trainer.
This presentation will be of particular relevance to clinicians interested in Mentalization and Mentalization Based Therapy and/or involved in assessment or treatment of high-risk families.
Mentalizing the child-in-mind
An Introduction to Mentalization Based Treatment and its application to work with parents who pose risk to their children
The Marino Conference Centre, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 3.
Saturday 30th November – Registration from 9am
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Gerry Byrne is the clinical lead for the Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service (FASS) and the Infant Parent Perinatal Service (IPPS). The FASS service is delivered in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) and the IPPS service in Oxfordshire. FASS offers multidisciplinary assessments and treatments for severe parenting problems, including child abuse and neglect (physical, sexual and psychological maltreatment, and fabricated and induced illness). As a member of the team since 1990 he has specialised in the assessment of parent-infant relationships and attachment, and the individual assessment and treatment of parents who have abused their infants.
Gerry has trained in a wide range of evidence-based assessment tools including the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI, 1997), the Parent Development Interview (PDI, 2004), the Narrative Story Stem (2005) and the Ainsworth Strange Situation (ASS, 1997). He trained in Basic and Advanced Mentalization Therapy Skills with Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman and completed the course on Delivering MBT Skills to Mental Health Practitioners. He is developing his skills as a trainer of MBT under supervision from the Anna Freud Centre. He provides expert evidence in legal proceedings on cases involving child abuse or neglect, assessment of parenting and where child placement is at issue. Gerry is a tutor on the Masters in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies Course (Tavistock & UEL). He lectures at OxfordUniversity on the clinical trainings for psychiatrists, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists and is an Honorary Principal Lecturer at OxfordBrookesUniversity.
Gerry sits on the Editorial Board of the journal Child Abuse Review and is a member of the Clinical Reference Group on Perinatal Mental Health, which provides clinical advice to the NHS Commissioning Board for the strategic planning of specialist perinatal mental health services in the UK.Gerry co-founded Children in Troubled Worlds with two colleagues in 2002; a not-for-profit organisation, to promote the work of child psychotherapists and the contributions psychoanalytic thinking can make to work with troubled children, adolescents and their families. Their ninth conference, Asylum took place on September 23rd 2011.Gerry in conjunction with Janet Bolam (theatre director & writer) runs Between the Lines – Writers and Psychotherapists in conversation. Their 2012 autumn series featured poets Bernard O’Donoghue, David Constantine and Jane Draycott. These conversations were re-run at the Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival at the Freud Museum, London in June 2013 in which Mr Byrne held a conversation with poet Sam Willetts.
DR EVELYN McCABE is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry with a special interest in Psychotherapy. She has recently been appointed to Mayo Mental Health Services where she has commenced a Mentalization Based Therapy group. Prior to her current appointment she worked at the Department of Psychiatry, GalwayUniversityHospital where she developed a Psychotherapy initiative. Evelyn set up and ran the first Mentalization Based Therapy treatment programme in the Republic of Ireland for patients with repeated self-harm, Borderline Personality Disorder and complex treatment resistance with co-existing major Psychiatric disorder and Personality disorder. Evelyn has previously worked with the Mental Health Commission, in Student Psychiatry (Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and National University of Ireland Galway) and in private practice. She trained in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Irish Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in association with Trinity College Dublin. She has worked and taught in this field for many years.Evelyn is a tutor on the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy course, Trinity College Dublin. She is a psychotherapy tutor and educational supervisor to the Western Regional Training Scheme in Psychiatry. Evelyn trained in Basic and Advanced Mentalization Based Therapy at The Anna Freud Centre with Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy. She also completed the course on Delivering Mentalizing Skills to Mental Health Practitioners at the Anna Freud Centre and is a Mentalizing skills trainer. Evelyn is a member of an international supervision group in Mentalization Based Therapy under the supervision of Dr Robin Kissell MD, Director, Borderline Personality Initiative, Semel Institute, University of California, Los Angeles and a member of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorder.