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Anthony Bateman

Anthony Bateman

Prof Anthony W Bateman MA, FRCPsych is Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and MBT co-ordinator, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Visiting Professor University College, London; Honorary Professor in Psychotherapy University of Copenhagen.

He developed mentalization based treatment with Peter Fonagy for borderline personality disorder and studied its effectiveness in research trials. Adapted versions are now being used in multi-centre trials for antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, and drug addiction. He was an expert member of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) development group for treatment guidelines for Borderline Personality Disorder in UK and is currently Chair of the National Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders. His NHS clinical services are recognised by the Department of Health as a national demonstration site for the treatment of personality disorder. He was President of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) from 2012-2015.

He received a senior scientist award from British and Irish group for the Study of Personality Disorder in 2012 and in 2015 the annual award for “Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders” from the BPDRC in the USA.

He has authored 14 books including Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: mentalization based treatment and, most recently,Mentalization Based Treatment for Personality Disorder: a practical guide (2016) (with Peter Fonagy), numerous book chapters, and over 120 peer reviewed research articles on personality disorder and the use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice.

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How to contact Anthony Bateman

Halliwick Day Unit
St Ann's Hospital
St Ann's Road
London N15 3TH

Tel: +44 (0)20 8442 6093

Fax: +44 (0)20 8442 6545