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PETER FONAGY – Attachment Relationships & Self-Understanding

An exciting video with Peter Fonagy about people’s unique use of attachment relationships in order to create self-understanding

Shame and guilt

Are you interested in shame and guilt – and do you have about an hour to learn more about the topic?
This lecture has some interesting points about the significance of not reducing shame but instead supporting the child in learning to use guilt in a relevant manner. Furthermore the lecture has some scary, but interesting […]

The story of the starfish

In Center of Mentalization we often remind ourselves about the story of the starfish. The story goes like this: A boy is walking along the beach throwing starfish back into the sea. A man asks him: “Why do you do that when there are miles and miles of beach and thousands of starfish? You cannot […]

Mindscape: Peter Fonagy

In this video Peter Fonagy talks about how children, teens and families can learn basic skills including the mentalization ability. The mentalization ability helps to develop and maintain personal relations.


The Marshmallow Test

Are children able to resist temptation with the prospect of a future reward?
In this popular test, several kids wrestle with waiting to eat a marshmallow in hopes of a bigger prize. The Marshmallow Test is a good illustration of temptation and the hope of future rewards. This experiment is based on many previous and similar scientific tests. […]

What is mentalization?

In this video Jon G. Allen talks about mentalization, how mentalization is different from related terms, why mentalization is important and mentalization in psychiatry. Allen is a psychologist at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, USA. […]

Mentalization Based Therapy

This video shows an interview with Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., talking about Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT). Peter Fonagy works at the Anna Freud Centre in London and he is the creator of MBT.



In this video violence expert, Dr. Peter Fonagy, offers both a theoretical foundation for understanding violent behaviors as well as practical tools for clinicians working with violent offenders. […]

The Mentalization Guidebook

“The Mentalization Guidebook” provides inspiration and tools for using mentalization when working with vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families. It is also designed to assist professionals with applying and maintaining mentalization-based teaching and therapy when working with those at risk.

You can read more about “The Mentalization Guidebook” here.

The Parenting Card

A little New Year’s treat from Center for Mentalization: A tool from “The Mentalization Guidebook” by Janne Østergaard Hagelquist. “The Parenting Card” is a tool for parents to actively work with themselves, their resources and challenges and thereby become more reflecting parents. You can find “The Parenting Card” here

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