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Interview with Fonagy

An older interview with Peter Fonagy – but always a pleasure to revisit 


Book review: The Body Keeps the Score

If you need to refresh your trauma psychology in 2018 there is no better place to start than with Bessel van der Kolks book “The Body Keeps the Score”.
The book provides an outline of the history of trauma psychology with a lot of case stories. Throughout the book a series […]

App for coping skills

Trudie Rossouw from The Anna Freud Centre has made a very nice app called “Coping skills for emotional emergencies” for you phone. Very recommendable! You can find the app here. […]

A very nice little movie about autism!

Shame is one of the most powerful emotions

Shame is one of the most powerful emotions a person can experience.

So how do we help clients who struggle with deep feelings of shame?

Here are several of the world’s top experts on helping clients overcome shame. Watch the video here.

1 year birthday!

The Mentalization Guidebook can celebrate its 1 year birthday! The book has had an incredible year, and we hope you have enjoyed it very much.   


Book review: Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach

The book Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach is a very appreciated and well-written book about mentalization-based treatment for children.

The book is filled with very good chapters for professionals working mentalization-based with children and families.

The first chapters of the book are a light review of the concept of mentalization as well as the development […]

Children’s mentalization ability and sexual assaults

Here you can read a very interesting article that shows how children’s ability to mentalize has a significance for the aftereffects from sexual assaults – and how the parents’ mentalization ability also has great significance i relation to reducing the child’s symptomes.

The article is definetly worth a read is you work witk children […]

Sexual development in a mentalization based perspective

Here you can read a very funny and nice article about sexual development in a mentalization based perspektiv – but also about teenage love and the first sexuel experiences – by Peter Fonagy.

All of this is described from a case of Dan and with basic concepts from the mentalization […]

Removed – part 2

Here is part 2 of “Removed” – a movie about whether or not it was possible for neglected children to form ned healthy attachments. The movie is very inspirational and it motivates us to keep going – even when it’s hard.

You didn’t watch the first part? You can find it here.