Mentalization Based Therapy

What is Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)?

Mentalization is the ability to think about what we and others are thinking. This helps us to link thoughts, feelings and beliefs to actions and behaviours. MBT aims to improve the capacity to mentalise. It focuses on developing the ability to mentalise and think about what is going on in our mind and in the minds of others, make sense of and work through problem behaviours. 

Who can it help?

This approach is for children, young people and whole families. It helps reinforce mentalizing, develop communication skills and mutually supportive solutions to problems.

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