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MBT Australia (MBT-AA)

Contact details of MBT Australia (MBT-AA).

Contact: Margie Stuchbery


The people listed below are recognised by the Anna Freud Centre as having completed all the requirements to be MBT supervisors and associate trainers. Together they have formed MBT Australia which is the focus for further developments in Australia. Their joint knowledge about mentalizing and its application to clinical work is extensive, ranging from mothers and infants, families, and adolescents to adults and personality disorder.

Supervision with people listed here is approved by the Anna Freud Centre International MBT Network as counting towards requirements for practitioner level in MBT.

Michael Daubney

Michael Daubney is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with clinical interests in psychotherapy, trauma, infant mental health and adolescent inpatient and outpatient treatment. He is Medical Director of Specialist Teams CHQ HHS and the consultant psychiatrist to Brisbane north, Brisbane North and Caboolture Assertive Mobile Youth Outreach Services and the Day Program Brisbane North. He is the current Chair of the binational Committee Section of Psychotherapy (RANZCP), Queensland President of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (Inc.), an Accredited Mentalization Based Therapy supervisor with the Anna Freud Centre and is undertaking a Higher Research Degree at Griffith University developing an instrument assessing social emotional development in 3 year olds. He is the supervisor of the junior and advanced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry trainees in psychodynamic psychotherapy, conducts supervision of other professionals including GPs and maintains a psychotherapy component in his private practice. He has been receiving psychotherapy supervision from Professor Bateman for a number of years.

Margie Stuchbery, M.Psych (Couns), MAPS, MCCLP

Margie has over 20 years’ perinatal mental health experience working with infants, children and their families in public and private health systems. Margie is the Senior Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Coordinator at Karitane, a parenting organisation where she practices MBT and applies MBT principles in supervision to clinical psychologists, postgraduate students, advanced trainees in Psychiatry and mental health workers in juvenile justice and child protection. Margie maintains a private practice delivering clinical services to adults and children and education and clinical supervision to MBT practitioners. She is an accredited MBT supervisor and has been supervised by Professor Anthony Bateman since 2011. Margie is also an accredited practitioner of the infant-parent therapy Watch, Wait and Wonder and has trained in the use of the Parent Development Interview to assess Parental Reflective Functioning. She is Chair of the NSW branch of the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group.

Celeste Benetti