Integrating Mentalizing and DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder

Location Details
The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
group workshop


Dr. Carl Fleisher, MD
Supervisor, Mentalizing-Based Therapy for Adolescents: certified by the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families
Trainer, Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder: certified by the Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute at McLean Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Mentalizing-based therapy and dialectical-behavior therapy are two well-studied approaches to treating borderline personality disorder. They are also complementary. This workshop will explore how to integrate mentalizing and dialectical behavior therapy overlap and can be explicitly integrated. Topics to be covered include mentalizing and wise mind, mentalizing polarities and “the middle path,” and subtle differences in approach to validation. Participants will see video demonstrations and engage in small-group role play exercises to reinforce acquisition of concepts and skills.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand mentalizing and its conceptual overlaps within DBT;
  2. Participants will learn about and practice empathy and clarification for use with interpersonal effectiveness skills;
  3. Participants will learn about and practice the not-knowing stance to help clients build a life worth living.

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for Psychiatrists, Allied Health Care professions, Nurses, and students in related disciplines who work with clients experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder. The event will focus on both transitional aged youth and adult populations..

Date and Time

Friday, November 22, 2019 
8:45 AM – 4:00 PM


The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa


Regular Rate: $125
Students: $100 (limited availability)

For more information

For information, please contact Amy Quinn, +1 (613) 722-6521, ext 6570.