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Mentalization and BPD | MBT with Prof Bateman and Dr Ashlesha Bagadia



What is mentalization? How does it affect our moods and relationships? Professor Anthony Bateman explains what mentalization is and how it is impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD). Professor Anthony Bateman gives White Swan Foundation an exclusive interview about mentalization-based treatment (MBT) in ‘Mentalization-based treatment with Professor 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. Professor 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. Professor 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. If you have questions about or related to this column, please write to us at columns@whiteswanfoundation.org.