Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT)

See the list of accredited MBT practitioners here

The practitioners on this list have qualified from an accredited Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT) course, and are therefore designated as BPC-accredited MBT practitioners.

MBT is an applied psychoanalytically-oriented modality based in substantial research and led by senior clinicians. It is an evidence based psychological therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD) now being developed for other disorders and applied in a number of different groups, for example with families and adolescents. The training is organised in a stepped system from basic training to practitioner level and then through to supervisor to training levels.

MBT practitioners are qualified health professionals such as Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, or Psychotherapists. They will have have undertaken a course of study, for example the KUF for personality disorder, and have a good working knowledge of psychoanalytic and other theories underpinning the development of personality.

Trainees who qualify from an accredited MBT course can describe themselves as ‘BPC-accredited MBT practitioners’ and will receive a certificate for a fee of £35. The BPC will maintain a roster of accredited practitioners and contact details on the BPC website. In addition, they will receive a Welcome Pack which comprises of a Welcome Letter signed by the Chair, a Copy of New Associations and a digital copy of their Certificate’.

Information about the training can be found on the Anna Freud Centre website, at