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(p. 287) MBT-Introductory group (MBT-I) 

(p. 287) MBT-Introductory group (MBT-I)
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(p. 287) MBT-Introductory group (MBT-I)
Author(s):

Anthony Bateman

and Peter Fonagy

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199680375.003.0011
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date: 08 April 2020

This chapter outlines the introductory process to mentalization-based treatment (MBT-I)—this is an introductory group that acts a precursor to the MBT program. The purpose of MBT-I is to ensure that patients enter MBT with a reasonable understanding of the process and the expectations there will be on them. The chapter sets out the format of MBT-I and describes the content of each module, with adaptations in some modules according to whether the program is for patients with borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder. The structure of each module is laid out, including descriptions of group activities and homework.

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