AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting
Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The Program Book distributed at the Annual Meeting will have final information on dates, times, and speakers for each presentation.

Workshop 1 (sold out)
Engaging Affectively Unstable Adolescents in Treatment: A Mentalizing Approach

Mentalizing-based treatment (MBT) is a therapeutic intervention for adolescents that focuses on promoting the adolescent’s capacity to mentalize in emotionally charged situations and relationships; and, in particular, to help the family shift from coercive impasses to mentalizing interactions that support effective communication and problem solving. MBT resolves crises and impasses by shifting non-mentalizing interaction to mentalizing interaction and providing a systematic approach for adolescents and families to practice mentalizing. This Workshop offers hands-on experience with the MBT approach. After discussion of the mentalizing framework and how to assess mentalizing strengths and impairments, participants break into small groups to practice assessing, developing a formulation, and adopting a mentalizing treatment approach to a clinical case.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM