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(p. 147) Structure of mentalization-based treatment 

(p. 147) Structure of mentalization-based treatment
(p. 147) Structure of mentalization-based treatment

Anthony Bateman

and Peter Fonagy

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date: 08 April 2020

This chapter lays out the trajectory for the program of mentalization-based treatment (MBT), beginning with the initial stages—giving a diagnosis, explanation, and psychoeducation—and then moving on to the program of treatment itself—the formulation, review and reformulation, review of medication and crisis planning, contracts, and outcome monitoring. In relation to the middle phase of treatment, it discusses the importance of the role of the team and team support in MBT practice, and sets out the authors’ suggestions about team meetings. For the final phase of treatment, the chapter discusses preparing the patient for finishing treatment, the role of follow-up, and outpatient maintenance of mentalizing.

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