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Mentalisation Based Treatment

Mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) is a Specialist Psychotherapy for patients with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder.

MBT consists of a combination of individual and group sessions and are in accordance with NICE recommendations for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, and is provided at the Dartmouth Park Unit.

MBT is a here-and-now and recent past based therapy – it acknowledges that early/childhood experiences contribute greatly to a person’s self-image, self-beliefs and relationship styles, but that change can only occur in the present, i.e. by working out the reasons why interpersonal difficulties arise, based on (often faulty) assumptions and past experiences, and then doing something different from what the person has done up to now, so that different outcomes can occur.

Understand more about MBT by downloading 'What is Mentalisation Based Therapy?'.

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