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Dr Dickon Bevington

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Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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Dickon Bevington

Dr Dickon Bevington, MBBS, MRCPsych, is Medical Director at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, where he develops and leads training in AMBIT and other MBT approaches and is a member of the Mentalization Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F) team. Dr Bevington is also a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS FT where he leads CASUS, an outreach service for complex substance-using youth, and he is also a Fellow of the Cambridge and Peterborough CLARHC, a collaboration based in Cambridge University dedicated to developing leadership and research in health and social care.


After studying Anthropology and Comparative Religion/Philosophy at Cambridge, Dickon qualified as a doctor in London, completing higher specialist training at Great Ormond Street/The Royal London Hospital. His consultant career started in adolescent in-patient psychiatry, but he now concentrates on developing and delivering innovative home-based or street-level outreach interventions for complex, co-morbidly burdened young people who are socially excluded, using mentalization to underpin both the therapeutic and the organisational approach to this work. In this respect, together with Dr Peter Fuggle, he is the co-lead for the AMBIT project (Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment.)

AMBIT

Dr Bevington trains and lectures internationally on MBT and AMBIT, and has published a number of papers and chapters in the field of mentalization and multimodal outreach approaches, most recently with Peter Fuggle: Fuggle Bevington et al (2014) The Adolescent Mentalization Integrative Treatment (AMBIT) approach to outcome evaluation and manualization: adopting a learning organisation approach (Clin.Child Psychol. Psychiatry). Dr Bevington is also co-author of the published Fonagy, Cottrel, Philips, Bevington, Glazer and Allison (2014) “ What works for whom: a critical review of treatments for children and adolescents” which is a review of all treatment trials in the past 10-15 years across the field. Dr Bevington also leads a collaboration of academics, clinicians and programmers, developing a radical 'wiki'-based approach to manualizing treatments (www.tiddlymanuals.com).

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