Best Books of the Month Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Beauty Videos Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer redoaks redoaks redoaks  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Now STEM Toys & Games
Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide 1st Edition

6 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0198570905
ISBN-10: 0198570902
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $22.49
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Buy new
More Buying Choices
45 New from $35.97 27 Used from $30.57
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks
$42.51 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide
  • +
  • Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of Self
  • +
  • Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice
Total price: $131.85
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews


"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.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198570902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198570905
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I wasn't aware this book focused on group therapy as a major aspect of treatment. It seems to have borrowed the combined treatment modality from Dialectical Behavior Therapy that combines groups with concurrent individual treatment. While I'm not opposed to this modality, I was looking for a book focused on individual therapy. In fact, I bought this book to find a more practical description of Mentalization-Based Therapy after reading Fonagy's textbook (Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self) hoping his book would have been somewhat practical (it was extremely interesting, and probably the best review of developmental literature I've seen, but all theoretical). These books need a better description on the blurb or on Amazon! Anyway, I didn't finish the book (yet) because I had just left a position doing group (and individual) therapy, and was moving into a position doing solely individual therapy. In the interim, I saw a couple videos of Bateman doing MBT and had mixed feelings about the practical application of MBT. I think the theory is great, but in practice this translates to the therapist spending a lot of time, energy and focus on helping dysregulated patients maintain a moderated level of affect during therapy in order to maintain mentalization ability. Mentalization abilities are self-reflection and empathy-based ability to reflect on another persons state of mind and intentions (related to theory of mind). MBT theorizes this is the root of affect regulation, and we all know mentalization decreases as affect becomes dysregulated. Thus the therapist aims to help the client regulate affect to increase mentalization until the client can regulate their own affect.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marina on December 16, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
ultra fast delivery, great book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jessica on April 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
It was exactly what I had expected it to be. It is very informative and exactly what I was looking for.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide
This item: Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide
Price: $42.51
Ships from and sold by

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: personality disorder treatment