Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT)
MBT is an attachment-based therapy that focuses on improving an individual's capacity to recognize thoughts, feelings, hopes, and desires and comprehend how these may be related to behavior.
The basic goal of MBT treatment is to help clients increase their ability to 'mentalise' in the service of creating healthy and satisfying relationships. MBT is one of the most widely used evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD).
What should I expect if I get MBT?
The relationship between the client and the therapist is central to MBT.
In MBT, the therapist will attempt to improve your capacity to comprehend relationships and what goes on in other people's thoughts by focusing on the present rather than the past.
The therapist is likely to ask you to 'stop and think' throughout the session, especially if you feel emotionally stimulated by a circumstance or encounter. Because high emotions frequently interfere with an individual's capacity to think in the moment, this method is used.
During MBT, your therapist will ask you questions regarding your ideas and how they connect to your behavior. They are unlikely to provide you with advice or an opinion.
The goal of therapy is to assist you in exploring your internal states and developing new ways of thinking.