An arts psychotherapies Mentalization Based model focuses on re-representations (image, sound, movement, narrative) of self and other and the underlying affect linked with the interpersonal context. A range of methods will be highlighted that help to promote conditions for developing implicit and explict reflections as well as understanding non-mentalizing processes and how these manifest in mental health conditions associated with BPD or psychosis. Verbal and arts based interventions and strategies are described in the context of arts psychotherapies practice are explored in relation to working with individuals and groups. The trainers also adapt the training, where possible, to the aims that are collaboratively set.
Teaching includes presentations and experiential work.