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Containing The Anxieties Of Children, Parents And Families From a Distance During The Coronavirus Pandemic

About the Course

The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging for everyone, and the restrictions have created a need for improved teletherapy approaches for children. Using a Time Limited Mentalization-Based Approach for Children and Parents (MBT-C) provides flexible intervention suited to technology. The authors use case studies to describe fundamental concepts and application in a therapeutic setting. Keywords: Child psychotherapy · Attachment theory · Teletherapy, psychodynamic

This course is based on the article, Containing the Anxieties of Children, Parents and Families from a Distance During the Coronavirus Pandemic created by Jordan Bate, PhD, et al on July 14, 2020.

Publication Date:

July 14 2020

Course Material Authors

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Jordan Bate, PhD

Dr. Jordan Bate received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research. Her research is broadly focused on applying attachment theory to child and parent-child psychotherapy. She has specific interests in studying how trauma and adverse childhood experiences impact individuals and families, as well as interventions designed for pregnant and postpartum women and new parents. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Norka Malberg, PsyD

Norka T. Malberg, PsyD is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center , School of Medicine in New Haven , Connecticut where she is also in private practice. She lectures and publishes in the USA, Europe and Latin America on a wide variety of topics from a developmental psychoanalytic perspective. She actively works as a consultant to community based service organizations regarding applications of psychodynamic theory and technique in outreach settings.

Course Creator

Barbara F. McMillan, LPC
Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Distinguish between levels of prementalization and describe techniques for moving toward mentalization.
  2. Explain the building blocks of mentalization.
  3. Describe the connection between mentalization and emotional regulation.

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 102968
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