Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment, The

Publication Year: 2006

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Allen, Jon G..; Fonagy, Peter

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-47-001560-5

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This book is a consolidation of current knowledge and clinical applications, bringing together a group of international experts who have been on the ground floor of theory and research to clarify the concept, review pertinent neurobiological and psychosocial research, and explore its diverse clinical applications.

Pioneering research has been carried out over the last decade on mentalization and the promotion of mentalizing capacity - the ability to interpret the behavior of oneself and others as based on intentional mental states, such as needs, desires, feelings, and beliefs.

Four sections cover conceptual foundations, developmental psychopathology, intervention and prevention. A biopsychosocial approach is used, integrating new research in neuroimaging with psychodynamic and cognitive perspectives. Clinical issues covered include parent–child interactions, personality disorders, traumatic brain injury, bullying and at-risk children.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Allen, Jon G..; Fonagy, Peter
ISBN: 978-0-47-001560-5
Clinical Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 362
Year: 2006


Handbook of Mentalization-Based Treatment, The