"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
About the Author
Prof. Anthony Bateman is Director of Psychotherapy Services and Research Lead for personality disorder at St Ann's Hospital, North London and Visiting Professor at University College, London. He is a visiting consultant to the Menninger Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He is Clinical Tutor in Haringey for Education, Chief Examiner of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was formerly Chair of Psychotherapy Training Committee for the UK. His clinical and research interest is in treatment of personality disorder. He was a member of the Department of Health expert committee on treatment of personality disorder and is an executive member British and Irish Group for Study of Personality Disorder. He has authored several books including Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: mentalization based treatment (with Peter Fonagy), numerous chapters, and many research articles on personality disorder and the use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice. Peter Fonagy, PhD FBA is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director of the Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology at University College London. He is Chief Executive at the Anna Freud Centre, London. He is a clinical psychologist and a training and supervising analyst in the British Psycho-Analytical Society in child and adult analysis. His clinical interests centre around issues of borderline psychopathology, violence and early attachment relationships. His work attempts to integrate empirical research with psychoanalytic theory. He holds a number of important positions, which include chairing the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association, and Fellowship of the British Academy. He has published over 200 chapters and articles and has authored or edited several books.