Podcast: Dan Siegel explains interpersonal neurobiology

In this podcast Dan Siegel tells about interpersonal neurobiology. What is a “mind” and what happens between minds?

Siegel explains why it is important to have relationships and what it takes to maintain rewarding relationships, such as mental presence and the importance of being able to repair a relationship rupture.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below.


Remember to look beyond behavior!

Remember to look beyond behavior! Merry Christmas to all our lovely followers.


Interview with Bruce Perry: Child development and trauma

A thought-provoking interview with Bruce Perry about child development and trauma.


Dr. Shiela Redfern explains mentalization with children in care

Dr. Sheila Redfern explains how to understand and work with children in care in a mentalizing way.


A classical experiment – Theory of Mind

A fascinating classical experiment that relate to the development of mentalization.


Center for Mentalization in Greenland

At Center for Mentalization we enjoy traveling the world and spreading knowledge about mentalization. Last week we had the pleasure of teaching at Sulisartut Højskoliat in Qaqortoq in Greenland.


Video: Peter Fonagy explains mentalization in parenthood

Do you need a brief introduction to the importance of mentalization?

In this video clip Peter Fonagy talks about mentalization in parenthood.


Using movie clips in mentalization-based treatment

When doing mentalization-based treatment, you can use small movie clips to talk with children about everyday life, and how to deal with personal conflicts and mentalization failures. Below is an example of such a movie clip.



Article about attachment based parenting intervention for substance using mothers

This article describes a 12 session parenting intervention for mothers with abuse. The focus of the intervention is to support the mothers’ mentalization ability and to create a less hard and less disturbed upbringing. The intervention was compared to a control group that got a traditional parenting program. Compared with the control group, these mothers showed a better reflexive ability and more positive parenting behavior.

You can read the article here.


Video: Dr. Siegel on becoming a better parent

At Center for Mentalization we are interested in how parents’ own childhood affects their parenthood. In this video, Siegel outlines the importance of having courage to look at one’s own childhood in order to find a new meaning in it – thus changing how it affects the interaction with one’s child.