Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide

Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide

by Anthony Bateman
     
 

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Mentalizing - the ability to understand oneself and others by inferring the mental states that lie behind overt behavior - develops during childhood within the context of a secure attachment relationship. It is crucial to self-regulation and constructive, intimate relationships. Failure to retain mentalizing, particularly in the midst of emotional interactions, is a

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Mentalizing - the ability to understand oneself and others by inferring the mental states that lie behind overt behavior - develops during childhood within the context of a secure attachment relationship. It is crucial to self-regulation and constructive, intimate relationships. Failure to retain mentalizing, particularly in the midst of emotional interactions, is a core problem in borderline personality disorder and results in severe emotional fluctuations,impulsivity, and vulnerability to interpersonal and social interactions. Mentalization-based treatment for borderline personality disorder is a How to Do It book outlining a clinically proven treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. Containing illustrative clinical examples, it details precisely how to develop and implement treatment and is a companion to the highly successful book Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder - mentalization based treatment.This practical guide explains how to treat borderline patients by helping them develop a more robust mentalizing capacity within the context of an attachment relationship. It provides the practitioner with everything they need to know about how to practise mentalizing treatment in day patient and out-patient settings. Enough theory is provided to orientate the clinician and there is step-by-step practical advice on the assessment of mentalizing and interpersonal relationships, how to structuretreatment, the use of basic mentalizing interventions and how to apply them, as well as information on what not to do. In addition, it includes a check list to be used in the assessment of mentalizing and a self-rating exercise for practitioners to evaluate their adherence tomentalizing.

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Reviewer: Sheila M. Dowd, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This guide introduces the concept of mentalization and reviews the application of the therapeutic techniques. It serves as a companion to the original book published in 2004, Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization-Based Treatment (Oxford University Press, 2004)
Purpose: The purpose is to provide practitioners with the techniques and steps to treat borderline personality disorder with mentalization-based therapy, which was developed by the authors. This is a very difficult disorder to treat and, in addition to the patient's distress, it can be stressful for the treatment team. This book is successful in presenting an interesting formulation and intervention.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is aimed at those who provide care for these patients including nurses and mental health professionals. They have written it for those less experienced but hope seasoned practitioners will benefit as well. This is the authors' second publication in the area of mentalization-based therapy and they have several articles in the literature.
Features: The book begins by reviewing the mentalization model and how to use this framework to understand borderline personality disorder. It then reviews the intervention, starting with introducing the diagnosis and treatment to the patient. A nice component of the book is that the authors frequently address specific issues related to treating this population. The book then proceeds to review the format of Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) in a day hospital or outpatient center, with both individual and group formats. The book concludes with a section of frequently asked questions and an appendix with questionnaires. The authors are quite aware of the struggles and questions likely to come from treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder.
Assessment: Mentalization-Based Treatment builds on existing treatments for borderline personality disorder and this book offers a concise guide that clinicians can use in their practice.
From the Publisher
"This book is successful in presenting an interesting formulation and intervention."—Doody's

"Real world issues are tackled head on. It is always refreshing to read books written by people who obviously do a job the rest of us would recognize."—Psychological Medicine

"Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy successfully manage to simultaneously elaborate and consolidate their first book, Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disroder: Mentalization-based Treatment, in this newer volume. A self proclaimed "How to" guide, practitioners will find this companion book helpful in its pragmatic and structural approach to mentalization-based treatment. While much less theory-oriented than the first book, it provides concise instructions on actual clinical therapy complete with real life examples and assessment guides."—Keeping in Touch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191008092
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
09/14/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,038,658
File size:
585 KB

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