Mentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders: A Practical Guide

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Mentalizing - the ability to understand oneself and others by inferring mental states that lie behind overt behaviour - develops within the context of attachment relationships. It is crucial to self-regulation and constructive, intimate relationships, both of which are impaired in personality disorders because of sensitivity to losing mentalizing at times of anxiety and attachment stress. Loss of mentalizing leads to interpersonal and social problems, emotional variability, impulsivity, self-destructive behaviours, and ...

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders: A Practical Guide 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199680375

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