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Teaching Mental Awareness: New Treatment Approach for Personality Disorder

About the Course:

No empirically proven treatments are currently available for individuals with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). The authors describe the potential benefits of teaching patients mentalization – the ability to recognize and understand the mental states of oneself and others. Patients with comorbid ASPD or borderline personality disorder participating in mentalization-based therapy (MBT) were compared with a control group receiving standard treatment. The MBT group showed greater reductions in ASPD-related behaviors such as aggression and paranoia, as well as improvements in negative mood, social adjustment, and general psychiatric symptoms.

This course is based on the article, Teaching Mental Awareness: New Treatment Approach for Personality Disorder created by Anthony Bateman MA, FRCPsych et al. in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

Anthony Bateman MA, FRCPsych

Prof Anthony W Bateman MA, FRCPsych is Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and MBT coordinator, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Visiting Professor University College, London; His NHS clinical services are recognized by the Department of Health as a national demonstration site for the treatment of personality disorder. He was President of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) from 2012-2015. He developed mentalization based treatment with Peter Fonagy for borderline personality disorder and studied its effectiveness in research trials. Prof Bateman has authored 14 books including Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: mentalization based treatment and, most recently, Mentalization Based Treatment for Personality Disorder: a practical guide (2016) (with Peter Fonagy), numerous book chapters, and over 120 peer reviewed research articles on personality disorder and the use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice.

Jennifer O’Connell

Dr. O’Connell is a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist experienced in assessing, formulating, and working from a CBT, Schema Therapy, ACT, and CFT perspective. She has extensive research experience designing and working on multi-site RCTs and has had her work published in peer reviewed journals.

Nicolas Lorenzini

Dr. Lorenzini is a Clinical Psychologist who obtained his masters and doctorate at UCL and the Anna Freud Centre in London. He has 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents and specializes in depression, anxiety, attachment and personality disorders. He is a Research Fellow at University College London and Lecturer at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Kinta Parker, PhD

Kinta Parker is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience as a Medical and Pediatric Psychologist. She has taught multiple courses throughout her career and has given presentations throughout the United States.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for an empirically based treatment for antisocial personality disorder

  2. Describe the mentalization model of antisocial personality disorder

  3. Summarize the functional benefits shown in a diverse population of patients who received mentalization-based treatment (MBT)

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Course Material

References begin on page 9.

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