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New podcast of Peter Fonagy's EBPU seminar on 'Interpreting the Dodo Bird' available now!

A podcast on Peter Fonagy's talk 'Interpreting the Dodo Bird' is now available on SoundCloud.

While there is evidence to suggest that many manualised treatments for mental disorders are effective, how do we explain the fact that certain treatment components are viewed as essential in some approaches and proscribed in others? What are the necessary and sufficient components of evidence-based treatments?

Peter Fonagy's talk offers a framework for understanding the nature of severe and enduring non-psychotic mental disorder, particularly borderline personality disorder, which may be responsive to various different evidence-based therapies. It suggests that the real mechanism of change may not lie in the treatment components that the advocates of these different approaches see as most important, but in processes that occur outside the consulting room.