Mentalizing Intiative

Dedicated to quality training to optimize patient care.

Training clinicians to effectively treat seriously underserved patient populations whose suffering lies in their difficult relationships with self and others.
Course Registration

Family Systems (MIST)

The Mentalization-Informed Family Systems: Mentalizing Interventions for Families course is made up of 10 live, interactive online sessions from October 2022 to March 2023. Sessions will take place on select Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm PST (Pacific Standard Time), hosted by MBT and Family Systems Therapy experts Eia Asen and Peter Fonagy.
Live Sessions

Live virtual instruction days are designed to be full of interactive and engaging content, discussion, and application – this is not a passive lecture style webinar!

Select Wednesdays
• 10/19/22
• 11/2/22
• 11/16/22
• 11/30/22
• 12/14/22
• 1/11/23
• 1/25/23
• 2/8/23
• 2/22/23
• 3/8/23
CEU Available

25 hours Continuing Education credits available for U.S. participants.

About Mentalizing Initiative

Providing Clinical Training to Improve Patient Care

The Mentalizing Initiative is the first and only organization providing training and education in Mentalization Based Therapies on the West Coast. Since its inception, the MI has trained over 1000 practitioners in Mentalization Based Therapy across the world.

Our Story

The Mentalizing Initiative began in 2006 as UCLA's Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative and was the first Mentalization Based Treatment program in the U.S. In 2018, the MI was established as a non-profit organization and remains the only MBT training program on the West Coast.

Our Impact

We have trained over 1000 clinicians across the world in various settings. We raise and provide funds to finance free training for clinical teams in community mental health settings.

What We Offer

In an effort to increase access to effective, high-quality care, the Mentalizing Initiative offers training and educational seminars to both community and mental health professionals in evidenced based treatments shown to increase reflective function and the capacity for mentalization.

Our Team

The MI's team consists of clinicians from varying backgrounds who have been practicing, supervising, and teaching MBT for 15 years. As the first clinical team in the U.S. trained by MBT creators Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman, we are honored to serve as the Los Angeles training hub for mentalization based therapy.

Ready to help?

The Mentalizing Initiative provides training for mental health clinicians that work with veterans, low-income communities, and other community mental health programs. You can help support us by donating or volunteering to assist in our programs.
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