Mentalizing-Focused Parenting Interventions

A secure attachment relationship forms the core of a developmental history that predicts positive adaptation and resilience. The structures that develop through early attachment experiences range from physiological, affective, and cognitive domains to include systems of autonomic arousal and neurobiological maturation, patterns of affect regulation and interpersonal behavior, and expectations regarding the self and others. Secure attachment serves as a buffer for children who are exposed to familial and environmental adversity, making it a particularly important form of developmental protec...Read moretion for at-risk children within under-resourced communities. Caregivers’ capacity for mentalizing, operationalized as reflective functioning (RF), has been identified as a critical component in explaining variance between caregiver and child attachment classifications.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of parental mentalizing capacities in promoting attachment security and healthy child development.
  • Identify moments of active mentalizing and breaks in mentalizing.
  • Apply the MBT therapist stance to facilitate active mentalizing in psychotherapy.

Learning Levels

  • Introductory
  • Intermediate

Friday, May 08, 2020


12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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