Developing MBT

MBT with Prof Anthony Bateman and Dr Ashlesha Bagadia

How was mentalization-based treatment (MBT) developed? Why was it developed? Did Prof Bateman and his colleagues face any resistance? Prof Bateman gives us the history of MBT in this episode.

Prof Anthony Bateman gives White Swan Foundation an exclusive interview about mentalization-based treatment (MBT) in ‘Mentalization-based treatment with Prof Anthony Bateman and Dr Ashlesha Bagadia’ - a weekly video column. MBT is a form of psychotherapy that was developed by UK-based psychoanalysts Bateman and Peter Fonagy.

Prof Anthony Bateman is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from London. He is a visiting professor at University College, London and an affiliate professor in psychotherapy at University of Copenhagen. He is the co-founder of MBT and the MBT co-ordinator at the Anna Freud Centre, London. Prof Bateman travels around the world training therapists in MBT. Dr Bagadia is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who works in the area of attachment issues and specializes in personality disorders.

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