Mentalization-Based Treatment with Families

Eia Asen and Peter Fonagy

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May 14, 2021
ISBN 9781462546053
Price: $39.00
226 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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“The description of behavioral strategies is much more detailed than often found in behavioral texts. In this book, behavioral strategies are always combined with a sensitivity toward interpersonal potency, reactivity, and acceptance….While behaviorally oriented books are focusing more and more on interpersonal relationships and focusing on improving therapeutic skills…this book does an excellent job of providing added insights into improving therapeutic impact….The many creative strategies found throughout…can be of value to therapists, independent of their theoretical orientation.”

Child and Family Behavior Therapy

“This is one of the most innovative, engaging, and useful books about family therapy in the last 30 years! Asen and Fonagy enrich the structure of systemic therapy with mentalizing concepts and techniques, thoughtfully integrating not only the two methods of treatment but also individual and family processes. Beautifully written, and drawing on an array of innovative tools that include activities, exercises, and games, this is the book to read now about the state-of-the-art practice of family therapy. The authors are two foremost therapists who draw from wide-ranging clinical experience.”

—Jay L. Lebow, PhD, ABPP, LMFT, Senior Scholar and Clinical Professor, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

“This outstanding volume expands both mentalization-based and family systems therapies by integrating their concepts and practices for use by therapists of any orientation. With vivid, often very moving clinical illustrations, the book provides hands-on and delightfully creative ways of enhancing mentalizing capacity in families and individuals. Its accessibility and relevance across therapeutic settings makes it a 'must read' for clinicians at all levels of training.”

—Carla Sharp, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Houston

“It is difficult to create a clinical guide that allows practitioners to immediately apply the material to their work—yet this superb roadmap to systemic MBT is so easy to read and cleverly written that it is tantamount to a live training with guided supervision. This book is essential reading for any practitioner who would like to learn more about how to apply mentalizing to systems or families. It is richly illustrated with diverse and practical case examples that are relevant to many different therapeutic situations. Mentalization can be a challenging concept to grasp, yet the authors are able to break down the theory and practice into bite-sized nuggets that are not only easy to digest, but also clever and playful. This is the most integrative clinical book about mentalization yet. It brings the topic into the modern era by addressing how the application of mentalization intersects with culture and technology.”

—Tina Adkins, PhD, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin