About this course

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment: A Guide for Teams to Develop Systems of Care by Dickon Bevington, Peter Fuggle, Liz Cracknell and Peter Fonagy.

  • 24th November, 17:30 - 20:00
  • The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX
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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is delighted to announce the release of this new book, 'Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment: A Guide for Teams to Develop Systems of Care'. This is the first book to describe Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT) and is available from OUP and Amazon.

This is an approach to working with people - particularly young people and young adults - whose lives are often chaotic and risky, and whose problems are not limited to one domain. In addition to mental health problems, they may have problems with care arrangements, education or employment, exploitation, substance misuse, offending behaviours, and gang affiliations; if these problems are all occurring simultaneously, any progress in one area is easily undermined by harms still occurring in another.

AMBIT has been designed by and for community teams from Mental Health, Social Care, Youth work, or that may be purposefully multi-disciplinary/multi-agency. It emphasises the need to strengthen integration in the complex networks that tend to gather around such clients, minimising the likelihood of an experience of care that is aversive. AMBIT uses well evidenced ‘Mentalization-based’ approaches, that are at their core integrative - drawing on recent advances in neuroscience, psycho-analytic, social cognitive, and systemic "treatment models".

We would like to congratulate the authors on this wonderful achievement and wish their book every success!

If you would like to attend, please book using the link above. We hope you can join us!