Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice

Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice

by Anthony W. Bateman
     
 

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The editors of Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice have authored two previous books aimed at establishing mentalizing as a developmental and clinical concept. They further explore mentalizing as a fundamental psychological process.

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The editors of Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice have authored two previous books aimed at establishing mentalizing as a developmental and clinical concept. They further explore mentalizing as a fundamental psychological process.

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Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is the latest book intended to establish "mentalizing as a developmental and clinical concept." It is both an introduction to mentalizing and a primer on how to use it in clinical practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to continue the process of establishing mentalizing as a developmental and clinical concept, and to instruct clinicians in its use with patients.
Audience: It is intended for any mental health practitioner seeking to learn more about mentalizing and its use.
Features: A thorough introduction to the concept of mentalizing begins the book. A review of the ways that mentalizing can be used in different psychotherapeutic arenas, from group and family-based techniques to individual adult/child interventions, follows. The second part of the book is more patient-centered and discusses specific mentalization treatments for a variety of groups, including those with borderline/antisocial personality disorders, eating disorders, and at-risk mothers/infants. There are good clinical examples and useful tables throughout. Chapters are laid out in an orderly fashion with a conclusion and suggested readings at the end.
Assessment: Though I was familiar with the concept, this book expanded my knowledge and understanding of how and where mentalizing could be used. The chapter on the assessment of mentalizing in the first section is particularly good. The second half on treatment discussed a number of patient populations (at-risk mothers, patients with eating disorders and drug addictions) that I would not have thought of as good candidates for mentalizing, but I am intrigued by the results. The writing is clear and not overly technical or verbose, and the instructions for the application of mentalizing are direct and practical. I would highly recommend this book for clinicians interested in learning about and/or using mentalizing in their practice.
British Journal of Psychiatry Jon Patrick

Clear descriptions, with vivid vignettes, of the various ways mentalisation can break down proved useful throughout.... Sections on thinking how mentalisation-based therapy could be applied to units, wards, hospitals, prisons and even society at large were thought provoking in the best way possible and could lead clinicians to trying it in their own environs.

PsycCRITIQUES Padraig Collins

The wide-ranging nature of the chapters by the 27 different contributing authors means that there is something here that will attract most mental health clinicians....The handbook provides detailed explanations and examples of the therapeutic approach, along with a range of practical aids to the clinician wishing to work in this manner. It is, in this way, a deeply practical as well as theoretical handbook….I strongly recommend it to any clinician working in the field of mental health or researcher interested in our capacity to hold other minds in mind.

Somatic Psychotherapy Today: The USABP Magazin Malorie Mella

Anthony W. Bateman's and Peter Fonagy's Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice offers a comprehensive guide to mentalization and its various applications in clinical settings and therapy treatments…. This is a great manual for both therapists who are trying to evolve methods of treatment, and patients who are trying to understand a related situation better.

Susan G. Lazar

This extremely valuable volume illuminates the capacity to mentalize as a previously sensed, but not articulated, essential component of healthy growth and development. Mentalization is an issue for patients across all diagnostic categories, and should be assessed, tracked, and enhanced in psychotherapeutic treatments of all theoretical orientations.

Jon Patrick
Clear descriptions, with vivid vignettes, of the various ways mentalisation can break down proved useful throughout.... Sections on thinking how mentalisation-based therapy could be applied to units, wards, hospitals, prisons and even society at large were thought provoking in the best way possible and could lead clinicians to trying it in their own environs.

(British Journal of Psychiatry)

PsycCRITIQUES - Padraig Collins
The wide-ranging nature of the chapters by the 27 different contributing authors means that there is something here that will attract most mental health clinicians....The handbook provides detailed explanations and examples of the therapeutic approach, along with a range of practical aids to the clinician wishing to work in this manner. It is, in this way, a deeply practical as well as theoretical handbook….I strongly recommend it to any clinician working in the field of mental health or researcher interested in our capacity to hold other minds in mind.

Malorie Mella
Anthony W. Bateman's and Peter Fonagy's Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice offers a comprehensive guide to mentalization and its various applications in clinical settings and therapy treatments…. This is a great manual for both therapists who are trying to evolve methods of treatment, and patients who are trying to understand a related situation better.

(Somatic Psychotherapy Today: The USABP Magazine)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585629718
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
617
Sales rank:
1,220,566
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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