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  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470015616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470015612
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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From the Back Cover

Mentalizing entails attending to mental states in oneself and others – in brief, holding mind in mind. It is crucial to interpersonal relationships as well as self-awareness and self-regulation, and all psychotherapeutic approaches depend on mentalizing capacity. 

In this comprehensive volume, Jon Allen and Peter Fonagy bring together an international group of experts to clarify the concept of mentalization, review current research and knowledge, and explore its diverse clinical applications. Particular attention is devoted to impaired mentalizing in childhood disorders as well as borderline personality disorder, and contributors relate mentalization-focused treatment to established treatments such as psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Authors describe how to implement a focus on mentalizing in several applications, including parenting of high-risk infants, family therapy with children and adolescents, prevention of bullying in schools, specialized inpatient treatment, psychoeducational groups for patients and family members, and therapist training.

The Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment is a valuable resource for mental health practitioners from a variety of professional disciplines, including psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and nurses. It will also be of interest to academics engaged in research in the field of mentalization and attachment.


Jon G. Allen, PhD, USA

Anthony W. Bateman, UK

Throstur Bjorgvinsson, USA

Efrain Bleiberg, USA

Susan Coates, USA

Pasco Fearon, UK

Peter Fonagy, UK

Glen O. Gabbard, USA

John Hart, USA

Jeremy Holmes, UK

G. Toby G. Haslam-Hopwood, USA

Lisa Lewis, USA

Melissa Martinez, USA

Linda C. Mayes, USA

Jacqueline C. McGregor, USA

Robert Michels, USA

Lisa A. Miller, USA

Richard L. Munich, USA

Lois S. Sadler PhD, USA

John Sargent, USA

Carla Sharp, USA

Arietta Slade, USA

April Stein, USA

Helen Stein, USA

Mary Target, UK

Stuart Twemlow, USA

Laurel L. Williams, USA

About the Author

Jon G. Allen is Chair in Mental Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine, USA. He has written several books including Traumatic Relationships and Serious Mental Disorders for Wiley. For the past decade, he has worked closely with Peter Fonagy in the Menninger Child and Family Program, dedicated to research in attachment and developmental psychopathology

Peter is Director of the Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London; and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine. His ideas were central to developing mentalization as a concept, he has also catalyzed research and pioneered the application of mentalization to clinical practice.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By di on October 23, 2011
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I love the product. just wanting to know more about this subject and applying it to myself and others for illnesses we deal with.
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