Techniques for Developing Mentalization and Reflective Functioning:
Attachment-Based Therapy at its Best
Robert Lundquist, PsyD & Nazaré Magaz, PhD, PsyD
Saturday Sept 10th, 2016 8:30am-12:30pm
Greenhouse Therapy Center 685 E California Bl. Pasadena, CA
- Treat pervasive relational trauma in formative development
- Apply latest advances by attachment theory experts Peter Fonagy and Arietta Slade to your cases
- Learn how the latest attachment research can supercharge your work in the consulting room, as demonstrated at The Anna Freud Center, The Menninger Clinic, and other leading clinical innovation sites
Mentalization has been shown by Peter Fonagy to be the foundational imaginative mental activity about others or oneself crucial for healthy adult relational functioning. The developmental precursors to mentalization are three forms of more primitive thought: psychic equivalence, pretend, and teleological modes of thinking. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn in detail the concept of Reflective Function and mentalization, and to learn the three forms of primitive thought that interfere with metalization. Case illustrations and practice opportunities in small group role plays will be provided to learn to help clients achieve mentalization and how to assess/address the three forms of primitive thinking that interfere with mentalization.
Interagency Community Connections
WEDNESDAY, September 16th 2015
Janel Umfress, M.S.
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist and the Executive Director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. You can learn more about her at TinaBryson.com, where you can subscribe to her blog and read her articles about kids and parenting.
Time: WEDNESDAY, September 16th 2015 from 12-2pm (Tour of Frostig Center may be available immediately following the meeting for those who let the Center know in advance of their interest. Contact Jasmine Berganza, (626) 791-1255 or
Location: The Frostig Center - 971 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107(Follow signs to meeting placed at the front entrance.)
*Please park on the streets on either side of Frostig. The street parking is NOT time limited. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow time for parking on the street.
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