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. Richard is also a national trainer and supervisor in Metalisation Based Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders at the Anna Freud Centre 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.