Menninger's Distinguished Clinicians Series continues with Mentalization-based Approach to Group Psychotherapy, which will be presented February 7 by renowned psychologist and researcher Peter Fonagy, PhD, who is a co-founder of mentalization-based therapy (MBT).


In his lecture, Dr. Fonagy will look at the techniques associated with the MBT approach for group psychotherapy. He will focus on the aims of group therapy as well as the specific techniques and processes used by MBT group therapists to enhance mentalizing in a range of patient groups. The introduction to mentalizing groups (MBT-I), which is a structured approach usually taken before initiating individual and group therapy using an MBT approach, will also be covered. 


Dr. Fonagy also will discuss specific alternative structures which developers of MBT have adopted in relation to group therapy, including the structured approach developed in Norway and the more psychodynamic approach undertaken by colleagues in the Netherlands. Recordings of group therapy taken as part of the trial of MBT for antisocial personality disorder currently ongoing in the UK will be shown.


Registration and Continuing Education Details

The lecture will take place Friday, February 7, from 12 to 2 pm at Menninger. The cost is $50 for professionals and $25 for students. 


2.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Addictions professionals