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Lighthouse parents group facilitator training


Gerry Byrne (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, MBT Practitioner)

Clare Mein (Clinical Psychologist, MBT Practitioner)


You will gain:

  • Understanding of the centrality of mentalizing to the parent-child relationship. 

  • Understanding of the attachment-oriented Lighthouse metaphors, and confidence to use them in clinical practice.

  • Clinical skills to enhance parents' capacity for mentalizing; in particular mentalizing their children, and mentalizing under stress.

  • Clinical skills for facilitating a mentalization-based parenting group (MBT skills, group therapy skills, and MBT-P specific skills)

  • Experience of being in a parents' group and participating in Lighthouse group activities

  • Confidence to run the Lighthouse MBT-P group programme with supervision.



To attend the training, you must have either MBT-Basic training (3-day), or MBT-skills training (1-day).

If you later wish to run the Lighthouse Parents group programme in your service, at least one facilitator must be a registered MBT-Practitioner.


Our kind hosts in Perth:

Mentalization Based Treatment Australia Association

Edith Cowan University

Government of Western Australia Child and Adolescent Health Service


This training is now fully booked.

We are always interested to hear from you. If you would like to discuss hosting a Lighthouse training workshop in your city in the future, please contact us