Center For Mentalization

Welcome to the Danish Center for Mentalization

Center for Mentalization aims to provide and facilitate knowledge about mentalization and the use of mentalization-based treatment and pedagogy in the treatment of neglected and traumatized children, adolescents and adults.

The Danish Center for Mentalization has a number of specialists associated, all working with the mentalization-based approach, each in their own specialty of the field.

We provide therapy for children, adults and families. We provide supervision for professionals, individually and in groups. Likewise we provide educational services ranging from single days up to longer educational programmes both for individual attendees and for groups of clients.

To mentalize is to have ones own and others mind in mind and being able to understand your own and mental states of other people. Mental states can be feelings, thoughts, needs, goals and beliefs. Mentalization provides meaning to behaviour, in the way, that there always are reasons for why we and others behave the way we do. Mentalization makes it possible among other things for people to relate, corporate, to understand and learn from each other

The Mentalization Guidebook

The Mentalization Guidebook by Janne Østergaard Hagelquist is a tool for working with traumatized and neglected people. It serves as a framework for working with mentalization based therapy in all kinds of fields. Within it you will find the most contemporary fundamentals of mentalization, practical tools and guidelines on how to use it in your work or everyday life. 

The Mentalization Guidebook can be bought here at Amazon.com

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New Book Review

Mentalizing in Clinical Practice  By: Jon G. Allen, Peter Fonagy and Anthony W. Bateman (2008). One of the earliest but still best and most important

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New Book Review

“Mentalizing in psychotherapy – A guide for practitioners” is about how to work with mentalizing in psychotherapy. The book is written by Carla Sharp and

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