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dc.contributor.authorDaubney, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBateman, Anthony
dc.description.abstractObjective: This paper provides an overview of mentalization-based therapy (MBT). Multiple strands of research evidence converge to suggest that affect dysregulation, impulsivity and unstable interpersonal relationships are core features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The MBT approach to BPD attempts to provide a theoretically consistent way of conceptualising the inter-relationship of these features. Methods: MBT makes mentalizing a core focus of therapy and was initially developed for the treatment of BPD in routine clinical services, delivered in group and individual modalities. This article provides a brief overview of mentalizing and its relevance to BPD, provides an overview of MBT and notes a number of current trends in MBT. Results: MBT provides clinicians with an empirically supported approach to BPD and its treatment. Conclusions: Whilst mentalizing is viewed as an integrative framework for therapy, more knowledge is needed as to which of the therapies are of most benefit for individual patients.en_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Psychiatryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)en_US
dc.titleMentalization-based therapy (MBT): an overviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicineen_US
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gro.griffith.authorDaubney, Michael

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