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.
Dr Matt Angell qualified as a medical doctor in 1994. He initially specialised in general medicine working in a variety of different specialities for 5 years prior to obtaining the post-graduate qualification MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians). Following this he worked as a principle investigator within the pharmaceutical industry. In 2005 he started his training in psychiatry in the NHS. In 2007 he started an independent Mental Health Hospital, Cornerstone House, based in Hertfordshire, England. He continued his NHS training on a part-time basis and in 2008 starting working full time at Cornerstone House. During this time he developed an interest in the treatment of personality disorder. In 2010, following basic training in MBT, he started to develop an MBT in-patient treatment service for people with personality disorder. The model is run by a dedicated MBT team supervised by Dr Matt Angell. The program is intensive, structured and involves attendance at different MBT focused groups on a daily basis with weekly individual sessions. The programme is designed to be tailored to the individual, based on an assessment of their mentalizing abilities. As a patient moves through the service the goal is to increase their ability to manage more challenging groups as their ability to mentalize increases. All Hospital Staff are trained internally on the principles and application of MBT. Groups are constantly reviewed in terms of their effectiveness as measured by patient and staff feedback. Admissions are taken directly from the NHS and there is a notable reduction in harmful behaviours during the first months of admission. The service is currently working on a formal patient follow up study to determine the effectiveness of preventing re-admission along with peoples’ engagement in the work place and/or further education. The Hospital informally maintains contact with patients post discharge and receives feedback from commissioners of patients’ progress. This information is indicative of good long term functioning however we are yet to confirm this formally. The service also offers an out-patient service for discharged patients which consists of individual sessions and/or groups. Professor Bateman has been a member of the Hospital’s External Board for approximately 6 years and has provided ad-hoc supervision to the MBT team and more formal supervision to Dr Angell during this period. He has been pivotal in the support that he has provided to the service and its development.
Dario Balanzin, MD Child and adolescent psychiatrist and therapist FMH (Federatio Medicorum Helveticorum) is a trained and licensed child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist of the Swiss Medical Federation FMH (Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum), and candidate of the Swiss Psychanalitic Society. Since 2000 he has worked at the HUG Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve-Switzerland and since 2006 as Chief of sector at the SMP Service medico-psychologique at the adolescents out-patient consultation with Prof.Stephan Eliez in Geneva. This service provides psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for child and adolescent and Personality Disorder traits for the Geneva Canton. He has attended many MBT courses (MBT-Basic, MBT-Adolescents, MBT-Eating disorders, MBT-Family, AMBIT and MBT-self harm). Since 2009, he has participated as therapist in the development of the Mentalisation-Based Therapy program (MBT) with adolescents with Professor Martin Debbane from the University of Geneva. He contributed to the development of a network with a MBT oriented Center for the treatment of BPD at the University of Pavia (Italy) with Prof. Edgardo Caverzasi, where they organized many MBT symposia in partnership with the University of Geneva. Dario and Edgardo Caverzasi organized an MBT introduction workshop in 2015 in Milano and in 2017 Palermo-Italy. In 2017 they founded with other collegues the GIMBT: Gruppo Italiano MBT. Dario is currently working in his private practice in Lugano-Switzerland and collaborating with Edgardo Caverzasi in the development of GIMBT. In November 2017 they organized the first MBT basic course in Milano with Professor Peter Fonagy and Professor Antony Bateman.
Dr Daiva Barzdaitiene is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in Norfolk Community Eating Disorders Service (NCEDS). She was one of the PI in the NOURISHED study in UK which compared MBT vs SSCM in treatment of patients with eating disorder and borderline personality disorder. Over the past five years Daiva worked in Lithuania where she introduced the concept of MBT to Lithuania and its MH professionals. She wrote articles, ran seminars on MBT, MBT-A and MBT-ED, as well as setting up, delivering and supervising group and individual MBT and MBT-i for eating disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, she has a major interest in training ED staff in MBT skills and using mentalizing priniciples to help psychologically inform clinical environments.
Before being trained in MBT, Daiva studied existential therapy for four years and completed a four year training in psychoanalytical psychotherapy.
Celeste is a Clinical Psychologist in Melbourne, Australia. She supervises and coordinates the MBT Program at the Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Alfred CYMHS) and works in private practice with adults, adolescents, parents, and families. Celeste has worked with young people and adults with Borderline Personality Disorder and their families for over 10 years. She first trained in MBT in 2012 and implemented the MBT Program at Alfred CYMHS in 2015. This program includes weekly individual sessions and MBT group program for young people aged 17 to 25 years and supervision to clinical staff involved in working with these young people. Celeste is currently implementing the MBT Families and Carers Training and Support Programme (MBT-FACTS) through Alfred CYMHS in 2019. She has delivered introductory MBT lectures in various postgraduate courses. She practices as an accredited MBT Practitioner providing both therapy and supervision through her private practice.
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.
Dave Carlyle, R Comp N; PhD
Dave is a registered nurse who works half-time as an MBT Therapist in the MindSight programme in Christchurch, New Zealand, and half-time as a senior lecturer with the University of Otago, Christchurch. In addition to convening practice-based postgraduate papers he is also involved in research projects utilising IPSRT for depression and bipolar disorder. Dave is one of the anchor clinicians implementing MBT in NZ, and has been a leader in introducing best practice guidelines for BPD into the routine practice of a major mental health service. He first trained in MBT in 2006 with Prof.’s Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy as part of a research trial to replicate the UK comparison of MBT-OP against Structured Clinical Management (SCM). Additionally, Dave is a key member of the team that developed a 12-week explicit mentalization group (based on MBT-i) as an early intervention for people presenting with emotional dysregulation and self-harm that is not yet at the level of severity to involve secondary MH services.
Edgardo Caverzasi, Psychiatrist and IPA Psychoanalist, is Associeted Professor of Psychiatry at Department of Brain an Behavioral Sciences of the University of Pavia. He teaches and supervises residents on psychodynamic and MBT oriented therapies. He is Director of a NHS Clinic for PDs where a MBT programme has been developed for the assessment and treatment of BPDs . He was trained at the Anna Freud Center where he attended basic and advanced MBT courses run by P Fonagy and A. Bateman. In the past he organized MBT symposia at the University of Pavia and at other Italian institutions . He collaborates with the Swiss MBT group (M. Debanné, D. Ballanzin) and with other Italian MBT trained groups. In 2012/13 he organized two introductive courses for residents in psychiatry run by M. Humphry and R. Bolton in Pavia. In 2015 He organized a workshop on MBT in Pavia and in 2017 the 1st Italian Basic Level MBT Training in Milan led by A. Bateman, P, Fonagy and L. Treliving at the Catholic University of Milan. Recently, together with other collegues who promote MBT in Italy, he co-founded the Italian MBT group (GiMBT).
Gail Cumming qualified as an RMN in 2002 following the completion of an MA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Nursing. Gail currently works in an Adult Community Mental Health Team after spending 10 years working in an acute psychiatric ward. Gail has assisted in the development and continuation of the NHS Grampian MBT service in Moray and currently offers both group and individual therapy for people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Gail also has experience in delivering the MBT skills training programme to NHS Grampian and local authority staff and has a strong interest in the continuation of service development in relation to MBT.
Penny Cutting RGN, RMN, BSc(Hons), MA Psychotherapy, MClinRes
Penny’s core profession is nursing, qualifying as a general nurse in 1987 and then as a psychiatric nurse in 1989. She became a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist in 1999 and in 2011completed a Masters in Clinical Research. She has a special interest in women’s mental health and set up and ran a service which offered an alternative to psychiatric hospital for women for which she won the Kings Fund Award in 2001. She has worked as a clinician, nurse tutor, clinical service leader and psychotherapist both in acute psychosis services and latterly personality disorder services.
Since 2013 she has been the clinical service leader of the Croydon Personality Disorder Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. This is an MBT day treatment service, offering a range of core MBT groups, individual MBT therapy and MBT expressive therapy groups. She is currently supervising MBT therapy teams within the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust where she has a particular interest in supporting the implementation of the MBT quality framework within MBT services. She co-chairs the Trust’s special interest group for MBT practitioners. Penny is currently involved in research on enhancing MBT with adjunctive avatar therapy.
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.
Robert Drozek, LICSW
Robert P. Drozek, LICSW, is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist at McLean Hospital, specializing in the treatment of personality disorders, trauma and dissociative disorders, and addictions. He is a teaching associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a supervisor of Mentalization-based Therapy in the Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute at McLean Hospital. Originally trained in MBT in 2010, he currently serves as a tutor in the basic and practitioner level MBT trainings offered annually in Boston, and he co-facilitates online group supervision in MBT through McLean’s BPD Training Institute. His interests include the application of MBT to psychoanalytic practice, and more recently the utility of MBT in treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He has published several papers in relational/intersubjective psychoanalysis, and is currently working on a book on the ethical dimensions of therapeutic change, to be published in the Relational Perspectives Book Series at Routledge. He is in private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Robin is a registered mental health nurse with both Mental Health and Comprehensive Nursing qualifications, and 30 years’ experience in MH. She is an MBT Therapist in the MindSight programme in the Christchurch MH service, New Zealand. Robin has extensive experience in crisis work, and has had a private counselling practice for many years. She regularly presents on MBT and BPD at nursing inservice and training days. (The MindSight Programme, with 8 p/t MBT therapists and a caseload of 40 clients, is the only full MBT treatment service in a public MH service outside Europe).
Robin is one of the anchor clinicians implementing MBT in NZ, and has been a leader in introducing best practice guidelines for BPD into the routine practice of a major mental health service. She first trained in MBT was in 2006 with Prof.’s Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy as part of a research trial to replicate the UK comparison of MBT-OP against Structured Clinical Management (SCM). Robin is also a graduate of the Westmead Post-graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy programme (which is a training in the Conversational Model of Psychotherapy – an approach closely aligned to MBT). Additionally, Robin is a key member of the team that developed a 12-week explicit early intervention programme based on MBT-i for people with emotional dysregulation and self-harm problems that are not yet at the diagnostic threshold for BPD.
Andrea Ferries has worked as registered mental health Nurse for the past 15 years. She is a trainee adult psychotherapist. Andrea previously worked in NHSGGC specializing in Addiction services. She currently works in NHS Grampian Psychotherapy Department. Andrea runs an M.B.T programme designed for patients with Borderline personality disorder. This won the award for “Access to Psychological Therapies” category of The Mental Health Forum Awards in 2014. Andrea has set up and now supervises an M.B.T group for addiction services. She offers both individual and group M.B.T within the NHS. She supervises a range of M.B.T practitioners in Grampian. She has experience in delivering the M.B.T skills training programme. Andrea also works in private practice offering M.B.T.
John Gaddes is a UKCP registered group analytic psychotherapist since 2004. He was previously a registered mental health nurse from 1990-2006. He has worked as a clinician in the field of adult mental health since 1990, firstly in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS foundation Trust and presently NHS Grampian. He is currently the clinical lead and manager for Psychotherapy services in the Moray directorate of NHS Grampian. He has developed service provision in Moray including an MBT approach. He has also been involved in the development of MBT Scotland since its conception. He provides training and supervision of MBT for NHS Grampian and the North of Scotland and has assisted in developing an MBT service approach in the north of Scotland. He is an experienced clinician in the field of personality disorder offering supervision, consultation and training.
Robert Green, M. Psych. (Clin.); PG Dipl. of Comm. (Appl. Comp.)
Robert Green is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the community mental health service of the Canterbury District Health Board in Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to his Clinical Psychology training, he is also a graduate of the Westmead Post-graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy programme. Robert is part of a core group of clinicians in Christchurch who have worked to introduce MBT into the routine practice of a major mental health service. His MBT training was in 2006 and 2009, when Prof.’s Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy trained MBT therapists for the MindSight Programme. Robert has supervised the MBT programme since 2009, as well as being an MBT Therapist in the MindSight Programme. This service provides MBT-OP for up to 40 clients as part of the routine practice of a major community mental health service, with 8 half-time MBT Therapists. In addition, the MindSight team provides frequent trainings in Structured Clinical Management for clinicians in the local MH service and related NGO’s, and have developed a 12-week early intervention based on MBT-i to assist people presenting with early emotional dysregulation and self-harm problems.
Emma Hickey is a HCPC registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trust Lead for Mentalisation Based Treatment in the North West Boroughs Healthcare (NWBH) NHS Foundation Trust. Emma first trained in MBT in 2007. Emma and colleagues established MBT within the NWBH Trust in 2012 and since then she has practiced, supervised and clinically led MBT. She has been engaged in specialist supervision with Anthony Bateman since 2012.
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.
Robin Kissell, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Between 2005 and 2016 she was director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative, a residency-training clinic founded on MBT and designed after the original day-hospital program at Halliwick Unit. Currently she is Director of The Mentalizing Initiative, a non-profit organization offering training to community-based clinicians in MBT and other treatments for those with personality disorders known to enhance mentalizing. She was trained in MBT by Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman and Trudie Rossouw and supervised in MBT by Anthony Bateman. In addition to keeping a busy private practice, she supervises clinicians in MBT, teaches the core-curriculum on personality disorders to psychiatry trainees, consults to clinical teams and research projects implementing MBT and speaks frequently at conferences on personality and personality disorders.
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.
Daniel A. Kupper, Ph.D is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles where he supervises and teaches residents about psychodynamic approaches to personality disorders. He was trained in MBT by Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman, and Trudie Roussow, and was supervised by Anthony Bateman. He is an accredited MBT Tutor (Los Angeles Training Center) and Practitioner, and served as Senior MBT Psychotherapist and Supervisor at UCLA’s Borderline Personality Initiative. He maintains an active independent practice, consults with treatment teams setting up MBT programs, supervises clinicians engaged in MBT training, and teaches seminars on MBT to psychology graduate students and clinician groups.
Avril Leonard is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, who qualified with a Masters of Clinical Science Psychotherapy from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 2003. She is registered with United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy under the CPJA section. Prior to this she qualified as a social worker in 1987 and worked in community mental health teams in Kent until 2003. She then worked as a psychotherapist in Psychological services for 10 years and during this time set up an MBTI and MBT implicit group program. She works at the Brenchley Specialist Personality Disorders Service as a Principal Psychotherapist since 2013 and has been instrumental in setting up the Specialist Mentalization-Based Therapy service at the Brenchley in 2017, which consists of a 12 week MBTI group, weekly MBT implicit and creative groups and weekly individual sessions over an 18 month period. She is supervising the first MBT program in East Kent in 2019. She completed the MBT Basic, Advanced, Training the Trainers and supervisors training. She continues to practice as an accredited MBT therapist, offers supervision and training in MBT both in the NHS and private practice.
Rachael Line is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist in the North West Boroughs Healthcare (NWBH) NHS Foundation Trust. Rachael attended the foundation training for MBT in 2010 and the advanced training course in 2012 and since then has been practising and supervising MBT. In 2014-15 she trained in MBT for ASPD and was involved in a multi-site RCT looking at whether MBT is effective at reducing aggressive anti-social behaviour in offenders under probation who meet criteria for ASPD. She has been supervised by Anthony Bateman since 2012.
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.
Kirsty-Anne McEwan is a Specialist Nurse Therapist employed in the NHS Grampian Psychotherapy Department. Kirsty-Anne has worked for the NHS for over 15 years in both Acute Psychiatry and community roles. She brings with her experience from time spent travelling and working in various different mental health settings in Australia. Her present role covers assessment and treatment of complex cases, including Tier 4 patients, treatment can include individual and group psychodynamic work. Kirsty Anne is a fully qualified Mentalization based practitioner and supervisor, delivering treatment packages to both patients and hospital wide staff in the teaching and supervising of staff working within this field. Kirsty-Anne has been involved in developing a mentaliation (MBT) based programme ‘The HUB day programme’ which won the Practice Excellence Award in 2014 for Increasing Access to psychological therapies. Kirsty-Anne continues to be actively involved with MBT Scotland and the delivery of MBT skills within NHS Grampian and throughout Scotland.
Dr Stuart Mitchell is a HCPC registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trust Lead for Personality Disorder in the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. He is a trained Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and DBT therapist. He trained in basic and advanced MBT with Anthony Bateman & Peter Fonagy in 2006/8 and in MBT skills with Anthony and Linda Treliving in 2012, and is an MBT trainer. Stuart has developed a PD Pathway in his Trust, and now is service lead for the Trust-wide PD Hub team. He has been practising MBT since 2006, including running full programme MBT, individual MBT and MBTi. He has been engaged in specialist supervision with Linda Treliving, and is supervising an MBT team of psychologists, nurses and OT’s.
Dr Sara Morando
Dr Sara Morando is a consultant psychiatrist leading a Personality Disorder Service in the NHS in East London since 2016. Prior to this, she was a consultant in Eating Disorders for 4 years.
She specialises in the treatment of personality disorders, complex trauma and eating disorders. She trained in Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) at supervisor level, MBT for families, EMDR for complex trauma, CBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy.
In her NHS job she offers clinical and MBT supervision to her personality disorder team and to doctors in training; she offers MBT, EMDR and MBT for families to patient with personality disorders and complex trauma; she facilitates reflective practice groups for inpatient wards, training and consultation to inpatient and community psychiatric services for the management of personality disorders and complex presentations, psychotherapy training to psychiatry and GP trainees.
She also works in private practice as a consultant psychiatrist and MBT supervisor.
She has been practising MBT since 2008, when she completed her training as a practitioner, working with personality disorders and complex eating disorder patients. She has been supervising eating disorder teams and personality disorder teams since 2012, when she contributed to the adaptation of MBT to eating disorders during the NOURISHED study, led by Dr Paul Robinson.
She is completing a PhD in Mental Health ScIences at UCL on mentalization and eating disorders, supervised by Prof Peter Fonagy and Dr Paul Robinson.
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.
Owen Muir, M.D. is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Owen is the medical director of Brooklyn Minds, A private group mental health practice in Brooklyn, New York. He also holds an appointment at Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, a state hospital in the New York State Office of Mental Health system. His undergraduate education at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and received his medical doctorate at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed adult psychiatry residency training at the Hofstra – Northwell School of Medicine Program in general psychiatry at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital. He currently has a faculty appointment as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, and has previously held appointments at NYU and Hofstra-Northwell SOM.
As an MBT supervisor, he has performed extended MBT trainings In the novel settings including the children’s state hospital, A school for one on one education, and the Ellenhorn PACT team (with Carlene Macmillan). He has over 30 publications, presentations and other academic activities related to disseminating MBT. His research interests are in finding novel ways to assess mentalizing and clinical research into adaptations for children and adolescents, as well as exploring the role of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation in mentalizing.
Liesbet Nijssens is a clinical psychologist and licensed psychodynamic psychotherapist in Belgium. She has experience in individual and group MBT, and has been working in day hospital and intensive outpatient MBT programs for patients with borderline personality disorders at de Viersprong, a specialized treatment institute for personality disorders in the Netherlands. Currently, she is engaged in MBT-P, an adaptation of MBT for parents with personality disorders and their infants. She is also involved in research on parental reflective functioning at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Liesbet is certified by the AFNCCF as an international MBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer. She works for MBT the Netherlands and MBT Belgium, where she provides training and supervision in MBT, and supports treatment teams who are setting up MBT programs.
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.
Mark Sampson is a HCPC registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist. He is Lead in Personality Disorder for North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Mark has been qualitied in MBT since 2012 (attending the both foundation and advanced training course). He has been supervised by Anthony Bateman since 2012. Mark was a member of the NICE guideline development group for Borderline Personality Disorder in 2009. He also works with Anthony Bateman on delivering Structured Clinical Management Training via the Anna Freud Centre.
Dr Jake Shaw is an HCPC registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist working for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He has been practising MBT since 2010 and has experience of setting up, delivering and supervising group and individual MBT and MBTi programmes in a number of UK prisons, as well as delivering MBT in secure and community forensic mental health settings. His research interests have focused on the effectiveness of consultative and therapeutic services for forensic service users with personality disorder. He is currently on the trial steering committee for the national randomised controlled trial (RCT) into MBT for Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). He was previously involved in establishing and evaluating the pilots of the community model of the current UK Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Strategy. He has subsequently taken a lead role in the implementation and evaluation of a number of forensic personality disorder services. These include the Community OPD service alongside the National Probation Service (NPS) in London, setting up an AMBIT informed outreach and therapies service at HMYOI Aylesbury and more latterly working as Clinical and Strategic Lead of the Pathways Services within the Sheppey prisons in Kent. These services include two Psychologically Informed Planned Environment (PIPE) wings and a therapies and outreach service at HMP Swaleside, as well as a separate resettlement service at HMP Standford Hill.
Simon Shaw is a Senior Adult Psychotherapist at the Touchstone Centre, part of South London and Maudsley’s NHS Foundation Trust’s Croydon Personality Disorder Service, based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. This provides intensive MBT treatment programmes for patients with severe borderline personality disorder, offering a full range of MBT groups and individual MBT. Simon has been a registered mental health nurse since 1997, and has experience working on the acute adult inpatient wards at the Maudsley Hospital. From 2003-2013 he worked as a psychotherapist at the Cawley Centre, a specialist personality disorder service, gaining extensive experience of individual and group therapy with people with personality disorders. During this time he also completed his training as a BPC-registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre. In his current role, he is involved in the full range of individual and group MBT treatment at Touchstone Centre, as well as supervising MBT therapists. He has received MBT advanced training, MBT-F training, and MBT supervisors’ training, and is now an accredited MBT supervisor with the Anna Freud Centre.
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, ndividual 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.
I have worked as a mental health nurse within psychodynamic psychotherapy departments in Greater Glasgow and Clyde for 27 years delivering a range of treatments. Over the last 10 years I have been developing my understanding of mentalizing while working with others in services to implement mentalization based treatment. I have an interest in how mentalization can be used within the wider mental health system and have been a skills trainer for a number of years, delivering and supporting staff to use a mentalizing approach within their daily clinical practice. Recently I have completed the requirements as a mentalizing supervisor and am working with colleagues to support the development of a governance framework around the progression of MBT and sustainability of services.
Cath Sunderland qualified as an RMN in 1997, following a BA hons in Sociology, and as a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (Arbours Association) in 2005. She has worked at Halliwick Personality Disorder Service since 2002 where she has delivered individual and group MBT to patient’s with borderline personality disorder and has participated in the research studies and the development of the Mentalisation-Based Therapy approach under the direction of Professor Anthony Bateman. Cath was the clinical lead for the day hospital part of the service between 2007-2011. Since 2013 she has been the Stream Lead in the service when it became newly configured as both a specialist MBT service and CMHT for borderline patients. Cath has supervised individuals and groups in MBT, and delivers in-house training in MBT to clinicians in the service. Cath was a member of the Arbours Psychotherapy training committee between 2010-2014 and she taught sessions on self harm, borderline and narcissistic pathology as well as tutoring trainees and delivering group supervision.
Dr Richard Taylor is Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy. He currently works as the Clinical Lead of the South of Scotland Regional Eating Disorders Unit, Edinburgh. He also works one day a week in the Dept. of Psychotherapy at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Richard is trained in individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy . He is a trainer and supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy with IPT-UK and Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF). Richard is also a national trainer and supervisor in Metalisation Based Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders at the AFNCCF and with MBT Scotland. Currently , he is part of a multi-disciplinary research group in NHS Lothian, looking at the effects of offering brief interventions for patients attending in crisis at front door psychiatric services . He has developed an adaptation for BPD patients in particular. Richard is also leading on a research and humanitarian project to bring IPT-Group to rural areas of Tanzania - disseminating the WHO 'mhGAP' strategies for mental health in developing countries.
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.
Brandon Unruh, M.D.
Brandon Unruh is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the director of the McLean Hospital MBT Training Clinic, a program he created to deliver insurance-based empirically validated outpatient treatment and train interested clinicians in MBT. He is also the assistant medical director of the Gunderson Residence, an intensive specialized residential program for women with severe personality disorders. His clinical approach across various treatment settings is anchored in the integration of evidence-based treatments such as Mentalization-Based Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, and Good Psychiatric Management. As assistant director of McLean’s BPD Training Institute, he is dedicated to making these treatments more accessible to patients and clinicians around the world. He is a tutor in the basic and practitioner level MBT trainings offered annually in Boston and leads a supplementary 8-week online group training curriculum to assist clinicians in applying what is taught in the MBT manual and intensive trainings. He also offers ongoing group and individual supervision in MBT via online videoconferencing. He has published on a variety of topics including BPD, medical ethics, general hospital psychiatry, and literature and medicine. His academic interests include the convergence of philosophical, spiritual, and psychological issues.
Sue Wallace is a Group Analyst, MBT therapist and Supervisor based in Sunderland Tyne and Weir. Previously a member of the Homelessness and Personality Disorder Team in Glasgow for ten years, she maintains a special interest in Borderline Personality Disorder. Although now living South of the Border Sue retains connections with MBT Scotland and hopes to continue to deliver MBT skills trainings with them.
Dr Andy Williams is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, dual trained in Medical Psychotherapy and General Adult Psychiatry. She trained with the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is Clinical Lead for the Personality Disorder and Homelessness Team within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and is a member of the MBT Scotland Core Group. She has experience setting up, delivering and supervising individual and group MBT and MBT-i, and has a particular interest in the delivery and evaluation of the MBT skills model for general psychiatric staff, including a research interest. She is chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland working group on personality disorders.