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The Mentalization Model of Mind: Developmental Theory and Therapeutic Applications

Jun 20, 2014 09:00am -
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm

Event Description

Steven Krugman, PhD and Nancy Lundy, EdD, instructors

Mentalization theory, developed by Peter Fonagy, and others, describes how the mind makes sense of interpersonal encounters via the implicit understanding of other people’s intentions. The mentalization process also integrates our own primary experience and associative memories to shape and guide our own intentions toward others. The mentalization model  is part of attachment theory and the strength of mentalization is influenced by the nature of the child’s attachment to his or her parents.  Fonagy’s research has demonstrated that many forms of self pathology share deficits in the capacity for mentalization. Therapeutic approaches that strengthen mentalization have been integrated into programs for borderline personality disorders, eating disorders, depression and trauma. Techniques that highlight mentalization are also quite compatible with most other forms of psychotherapy. The program explores the theory and is applications in therapy. A combination of lecture, slides, role plays and demonstrations make up the program.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Describe how mentalization supports social and emotional intelligence.
  • Recognize “good” and “bad” mentalization and understand the condition that leads to its breakdown.
  • Explain the importance of affect regulation in maintaining good mentalizing.

Program Code: MMM3 
3 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton

Steven Krugman, Ph.D., is a practicing clinician with many years of teaching experience at Massachusetts General Hospital, MSPP and Psychoanalytic Couples and Family Institute of New England. He has been teaching and writing about mentalization and attachment theory for the past 10 years.

Nancy Lundy Ed.D., is a practicing clinician with many years of teaching experience at Massachusetts General Hospital, MSPP, and other venues. She has trained extensively in the mentalization model in England and Boston.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Counseling & Psychotherapy
Early registration ends on Apr 13, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Apr 14, 2014 and ends on Jun 09, 2014.
Late registration starts on Jun 10, 2014.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 The Mentalization Model of Mind (MMM3)
Member Fee: $65.00$65.00$65.00
Non-Member Fee: $65.00$65.00$65.00

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