AAIMH SA Presents:


3 day training workshop

DATE:    Thursday 4 July – Saturday 6 July 2024
TIME:     9.00am – 5.00 pm 
VENUE: Next Generation, Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

Click here to download flyer and registration form.

Early bird registrations by 9th June 2024.
TUESDAY 26th JUNE 2024..

This training is ideal for mental health and allied professionals interested in personality disorder treatment.

Participants in this three day training will learn both the theory and science behind MBT and learn the necessary skills to implement MBT interventions in their clinical practice. The course covers:

  • Assessment of mentalizing
  • Developing a mentalizing formulation
  • Relating mentalizing problems to the clinical presentation
  • Interventions aimed at stimulating mentalizing
  • How to respond to the non-mentalizing modes to recover mentalizing.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and role play a range of common clinical situations. This highly interactive training is the first step required towards becoming an accredited MBT practitioner


Celeste Benetti is a Clinical Psychologist in Melbourne, Australia. She is an accredited MBT Practitioner, Supervisor, and Trainer. She has supervised and coordinated Public Area Mental Health Service MBT Programs in Australia and internationally. Celeste has worked with young people and adults with complex trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder and their families for over 15 years. She is the Discipline Senior for Psychology for Peninsula Health’s Mental health and Wellbeing Services, supporting psychologists and delivering of therapeutic interventions across all ages and across inpatient, community and emergency settings. In 2019 Celeste implemented the MBT Families and Carers Training and Support Programme (MBT-FACTS) through Alfred CYMHS as a delayed treatment Randomized Control Trial, and has presented qualitative research outcomes from the perspectives of young people at conferences. Additionally she works in private practice with adults, adolescents, parents, and families and provides MBT individual and group supervision. Celeste has experience in supervising clinicians who work in a range of settings including private practice, public area mental health services in Australia and internationally, private inpatient settings, and forensic treatment settings.

Dr. Michael Daubney is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with clinical interests in psychotherapy, trauma, infant mental health and adolescent inpatient and outpatient treatment. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Specialist Teams CYMHS, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service and State-wide Medical Director of the Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Teams (AMYOS). AMYOS is an outreach service targeting the high risk and hard to reach adolescents and their families. He is the chair of the Case History Subcommittee (RANZCP), current Qld Director of Advanced Training Psychotherapy (RANZCP), chair of the Committee for Evidence Based Practice (RANZCP) and immediate past chair of the binational Committee, Faculty of Psychotherapy (RANZCP). He is an accredited Anna Freud Centre Mentalization Based Therapy supervisor and trainer (MBT Adult, MBT Adolescent, MBT Family and AMBIT) and an experienced supervisor. He is a past Queensland President of the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMH) and a past member of the AAIMH National Committee. He has experience in public and private Psychiatry.

For enquiries about registrations, contact Thomas Luke satraining@aaimh.org.au
For enquiries about the training, contact Sally Watson sapresident@aaimh.org.au or 0411 377 347