If you are interested in obtaining MBT supervision, please contact any of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families MBT approved supervisors directly below.
Rory Bolton PhD
Rory Bolton is a registered Mental Health Nurse since 1996, and a British Psychoanalytic Council registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist since 2010. He has worked as a clinician within the Halliwick Personality Disorder Service since 1996, which provides specialist psychological treatment for Personality Disorder to the London Borough of Haringey, where he has participated in the research studies and the development of the Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) approach under the direction of Professor Anthony Bateman. He has been the clinical and operational manager of the service between 2008 and 2013, where he has overseen the expansion of the service through the setting up of satellite specialist services in the boroughs of Enfield and Barnet. Since 2013 he has been the co-ordinator for Personality Disorder treatment across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust, but will shortly be moving to lead the psychotherapy services in City and Hackney for East London Foundation NHS Trust. He is an associate trainer on the basic training course in MBT run through the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London, and he is experienced in supervising specialist personality disorder services in the application of MBT. Prior to his career in psychiatry he completed a PhD in biological research, where he obtained a grounding in empirical research methodology.
Gerry Byrne is a registered Mental Health Nurse since 1990 and an Association of Child Psychotherapists registered Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist since 2003. He is clinical lead for the Family Assessment & Safeguarding Service (FASS, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire &BaNES), the Infant Parent Perinatal Service (IPPS, Oxford) and the ReConnect Service (Buckinghamshire). As an Associate Trainer and Supervisor at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in MBT he has delivered training and supervision in his own Trust, in London and in Dublin (2014/5) and currently supervises teams in London, Oxford and Ireland. He has developed an MBT Programme for Parents; The Lighthouse MBT-P Programme which is run in both the FASS and ReConnect Services, supervised by Nick Midgley (AFC/UCL) and which is undergoing an independent evaluation by the AFC/UCL, led by Professor Pasco Fearon and Dr Michelle Sleed.
Martin Debbané is a Senior Lecturer at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London (UK). He is also Associate Professor and director of the Developmental Clinical Psychology Research Unit at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva (Switzerland). He is involved in a number of longitudinal projects following youth cohorts with clinical risk (schizotypy, borderline or antisocial traits) or genetic risk (22q11.2 Deletion syndrome) for severe psychopathology. He is a trained and licensed psychodynamic child and adolescent psychotherapist. He acts as associate and trainer in mentalization-based therapies at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London. He teaches, practices and supervises mentalization-based psychotherapy with adolescent and adult patients.
Shauna Dowden, Ph.D. is a consulting psychologist for the MBT Clinic & Gunderson Outpatient Program, as well as a senior MBT Supervisor within the BPD Training Institute at McLean Hospital. She maintains a full-time private practice, specializing in personality disorders, chronic suicidality, chronic depression, bipolar illness, and PTSD. Since completing intensive DBT training with Marsha Linehan in 2002, she has provided DBT therapy in a number of settings. Since intensive training in MBT in 2010, she has similarly applied this model across treatment settings. She is an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, supervising psychology interns and psychiatry residents in CBT, DBT, & MBT treatments. She has been practicing mindfulness for over two decades, integrating this practice into all aspects of her work, with particular interest in willingness for change and contentment. More recently she has begun work toward a Masters in Theology and Ministry at Boston College.
Dr Martin Humphrey, BA(Oxon), BSc, MBBS(Lon), MRCPsych.
Dr Martin Humphrey is a consultant psychiatrist trained in psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry, working for the SW London & St George's NHS Trust as clinical lead in a specialist team working with people suffering chronic psychological distress, the Richmond Personality Disorder Intensive Treatment Team, using Mentalisation Based Treatment. He is also Clinical Director for Kingston and Richmond. He has been working in MBT since 2006. Until 2014 he also led, having set up, the Broadmoor MBT programme. As an Associate Trainer and Supervisor at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in MBT he has delivered training and supervision since 2009 in his own Trusts and in Italy (University of Pavia), Switzerland (University of Geneva) and currently in Madrid. He works in English in combination with French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German where necessary. He has spoken on clinical work with MBT in a variety of settings, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress (Edinburgh), at the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy Congress (Konstanz), at the University of Udine (Italy) and in Holland.
Dr. Matti Tapio Keinänen, MD, PhD
Matti Keinänen is a senior lecturer in psychiatry in Turku University and a senior lecturer in clinical psychology in Jyvaskyla University in Finland. He is also a training and supervising psychotherapist and a psychotherapy educator in Finland. He has worked earlier as a chief psychiatrist in Finnish Student Service in Turku. He has retired from the chief psychiatrist work and is working now as a training and supervising psychotherapist and as a psychotherapy educator. After he carried out MBT courses in Anna Freud Centre (led by Anthony Bateman, Peter Fonagy and Linda Treliving) he has done since 2009 regularly MBT work, first in individual mode of MBT, and since 2014 also regularly MBT group therapy in Finnish Student Health Service. Matti Keinänen´s research work has focussed on the study of the influencing mechanisms of psychotherapy. His special interest has been the research on the psychotherapy of borderline personality disorder. He has published in this research area several articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals and the psychotherapy book titled Psychosemiosis as a Key to Body-Mind Continuum: The Reinforcement of Symbolization-Reflectiveness in Psychotherapy (Nova Science Publishers, New York). He is also a member of the national committee making Finnish practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder. He is now with his colleagues implementing the first MBT-team in Helsinki and Uusimaa Mental Health District in Finland. The implementation process includes two years MBT-education with the regular supervision process and the implementation is done in cooperation with Anna Freud Centre. Matti Keinänen holds also with his colleague three days MBT courses and he has written several articles about MBT in Finnish psychotherapy journals. He provides with his colleagues the training material from MBT to Mentalhub (a collection of evidence based therapies in internet) of Helsinki and Uusimaa Mental Health District.
Vali Maduro de Gateño, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Analyst in Private Practice, Panama, Republic of Panama. For the past 20 years Vali has treated individuals, couples and families. She is part of the faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in Washington, DC and Panama, also a co-founder of Centro Mentalizar Panama, where she trains and supervises mental Health professional in mentalization-based Therapy. She is one of two Spanish Speaking Master Trainers for the American Association of Suicidology where she trains Mental Health professionals to evaluate and treat patients at risk. Vali earned her B.S. in Psychology from Florida International University, her Masters in Psychology from Miami Institute of Psychology, her Post Graduate Studies in Object Relations Theory and Therapy from the International Psychology Institute, her Ph.D. from California Southern University and her Psychoanalyst certificate from the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI).
Evelyn McCabe MB MRCPsych
Dr Evelyn McCabe is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry/ Special Interest Psychotherapy. She works with HSE West,Ireland; Galway/Roscommon. In 2012 she developed and ran the first Mentalization Based Therapy treatment programme in the Republic of Ireland and has extensive experience in setting up and running MBT programmes and Mentalizing skills training. She developed and is clinical lead of a multidisciplinary MBT team embedded within her general adult psychiatry multidisciplinary team. This team delivers a Mentalization Based Therapy program for Borderline Personality Disorder, Attachment disorders and Psychiatric disorders co-morbid with Cluster B personality disorders in the West of Ireland. She trained in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Irish Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy/ Trinity College Dublin. Evelyn is Specialist psychotherapy tutor and educational supervisor at the Irish College of Psychiatrists National University of Ireland Galway Deanery. She is a psychiatry rotation trainee supervisor at the Irish College of General Practitioners. She is a tutor on the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Trinity College Dublin. She is an honorary senior clinical lecturer in psychiatry and psychotherapy at National University of Ireland, Galway. Evelyn trained in Basic and Advanced Mentalization Based Therapy at The Anna Freud Centre with Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy. She completed the course on Delivering Mentalizing Skills to Mental Health Practitioners at the Anna Freud Centre and is a Mentalizing skills trainer. She is an associate tutor with the Réseau Francophone TBM, actively involved in delivering MBT trainings through French in Geneva and Paris. She is an associate trainer on the basic training course in MBT run through the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London, assisting at trainings in Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Rogelio Moreno completed his psychiatry training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, in 2001. In 2002 he completed a fellowship in Consultation & Liason Psychiatry at the same college and obtained his certificate as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist from the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a supervisor at the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program at Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama. He has lectured in several psychology and psychiatry congresses, conferences and courses at national level. He has an interest in teaching, and has a deep interest in mentalizing theory and practice and in neuroscience and its implications for clinical work. He works in private practice at Centro Medico Paitilla in Panama, where he also serves as a board member.
Anna Motz is an HPC registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an Adult Psychotherapist accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service, Oxford where she runs The Lighthouse MBT-P, an MBT- P programme with Gerry Byrne. She is an Independent Consultant for the Institute of Mental Health and a Visiting Tutor at the Tavistock Clinic. She has run MBT groups with antisocial men with personality disorder in Oxford and is a supervisor in MBT ASPD for the Anna Freud Centre, as part of the RCT project funded by NOMS and led by Dr Jessica Yakeley and Professor Anthony Bateman, and supervises teams in Avon, Devon and Cornwall and Wales. She is also an MBT ASPD supervisor for teams in Dublin, who run these groups within the prison service.
Dr Jon Patrick is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Forensic Psychotherapy. Part of his current remit is to lead the MBT service for NHS Lothian at The Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Edinburgh. He also is developing MBT for HMP Edinburgh and more widely across the forensic and prison estate in Scotland. He has experience of setting up, delivering and supervising group and individual MBT and MBT-i in outpatient, inpatient and secure settings across Scotland. Additionally, he has a major interest in training staff in MBT skills and using mentalizing priniciples to help psychologically inform clinical environments.
David Rawlinson is a Consultant Psychotherapist and Head of Berkshire Complex Needs Service in Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Group Analyst and has 27 years’ experience working in the NHS with Personality Disorder in both day patient and outpatient settings. He leads a team of therapists working in an MBT programme for 80 patients and has practiced MBT in both group and individual settings. He holds an MSc in Group Analytic Psychotherapy and an MA in Psychoanalytic Consultation to Organisations. He has several publications in journals book chapters.
Dr Emma Smith is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. She is the Mentalisation-Based Treatment Team Manager in Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust Personality Disorder Service. She has been practising MBT since 2012 including MBT groups, individual sessions and MBTi. She has engaged in specialist supervision with Professor Anthony Bateman and is experienced in supervising a team of psychologists, nurses and trainees in the application of MBT.
Dr Richard Taylor is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy and Clinical Lead of the Regional Eating Disorders Unit in Edinburgh. He is the current Chair of IPT Scotland (part of the IPTUK network). He is a member of the IPT-UK training committee. Richard is also deputy chair of MBT Scotland and an Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families accredited tutor in Mentalization Based Therapy for borderline personality disorder. In addition he is an accredited trainer and supervisor in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families / Tavistock Clinic , London.
Dr Linda Treliving, recently retired Consultant Psychiatrist in psychotherapy and head of Psychotherapy Department NHS Grampian. Now re employed part time as Consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy at HMP Grampian working with women offenders with diagnosis of personality disorder in an MBT informed environment. Chair of Scottish personality Disorder Network a Government funded network for users carers and professionals and Chair of MBT Scotland, member of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families global network of organisations authorised to disseminate MBT.