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About the Video:
Mentalization-based therapy, or MBT, is an evidence-based psychodynamic approach that is rooted in in the field of developmental research with conceptual origins in both psychoanalysis and attachment theory. It is also integrative in nature, as it incorporates elements of cognitive, psychodynamic, systemic and social-ecological under the theoretical umbrella of attachment theory.
Although MBT is known for its usefulness with patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorders (particularly clients with a history of relational trauma such as maltreatment or neglect), this model of psychotherapy has also proven to be useful with children, adolescents and families in the context of both clinical and outreach settings.
In this video Dr. Norka Malberg demonstrates the efficacy of the MBT approach with a young female client who is struggling with abandonment issues while trying to establish a healthy relationship with her mother.
About the Presenter:
Norka T. Malberg, PsyD, is a certified child and adolescent psychoanalyst trained at the Anna Freud Centre in London. She obtained her doctorate from University College London under the supervision of Dr. Peter Fonagy for her work on clinical applications of attachment theory, namely mentalization-based therapy.
She is currently in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, where she is also in the clinical faculty at the Yale Child Study Center serving as faculty member, where she teaches and supervises at the Yale Medical School psychiatry residency program.
Dr. Malberg is co-editor of the Lines of Development Book Series by Karnac Books for which she co-edited the first book: The Anna Freud Tradition. She has maintained her collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre through the development and delivery of short courses training other mental health professionals on applying mentalization-based interventions to clinical populations across the developmental continuum and in a diversity of clinical and community settings.
She is currently a lecturer and a member of the New England Western Psychoanalytic Society's Continuing Education Division and is a member and clinical instructor of the Contemporary Freudian Society in New York City. She is past president of Section 2 (Children and Adolescents) of APA Division 39 (Psychoanalytic Psychology). She is in the editorial board for the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
She is the co-editor of the Child and Adolescent Sections of the upcoming PDM-2 (Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual) edited by Guilford Press and co-author of the upcoming book by APA on mentalization-based therapy for children and parents. She has authored numerous articles on topics relating to clinical applications of mentalization-based therapy, trauma, early childhood intervention and the interface of infant and adult mental health.