About this course

This seminar will take place online, and details of how to join will be shared with registrants on the day of the event.

Please be aware the registration will close at 16:30 for the seminar. Joining instructions will be sent by 17:00, and the seminar will start at 18:00 (GMT+1h).

The presentation slides will be shared after the event.


Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy will discuss recent developments in MBT that are hot off the press:

  • A new Cochrane Review has been published on psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder.
  • The onset of corona virus has ushered in dramatic and immediate changes in how mental health interventions are delivered. Clinicians have been catapulted into the digital age and MBT has 'gone online', being offered in individual and group formats remotely on the web.

This webinar will ask and discuss a number of questions:

  • What is the latest evidence base for MBT?
  • Can MBT as a relational psychotherapy be delivered online?
  • Does a mentalizing framework tell us how to offer treatment online?
  • Can the online format be harnessed to support and even enhance the focus on mentalizing?
  • Can people train and improve their skills in MBT remotely?

At the end of the webinar, clinicians will have some tentative answers and there will be time for questions from participants. 


18:00 - 18:15     Introductions by Chloe Campbell and Anthony Bateman

18:15 - 18:40     An 8-year Follow up and the Cochrane Review of BPD treatments by Peter Fonagy

18.40 - 19:05     Delivering MBT online by Anthony Bateman

19:05 - 19:15     New data on follow-up of patients treated with MBT by Peter Fonagy

19:15 – 19:25     Learning MBT online by Anthony Bateman

19:25 – 19:50     Q&A

19:50 - 20:00     Closing remarks by Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman