Prof Anthony W Bateman MA, FRCPsych is Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and MBT co-ordinator, Anna Freud Centre, London; Visiting Professor University College, London; Honorary Professor in Psychotherapy University of Copenhagen.
Mentalization based treatment focusing on enhancing the social-cognitive processing systems of people with personality disorder was developed by Anthony Bateman and colleagues over a decade ago. It is now a recognised evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder. Adapted versions are now being tested in multi-centre randomised controlled trials for antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, and drug addiction.
Anthony Bateman was an expert member of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) development group for treatment guidelines for Borderline Personality Disorder in UK and is currently Chair of the National Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders. His NHS clinical services are recognised by the Department of Health as a national demonstration site for the treatment of personality disorder. He was President of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) from 2012-2015.
He received a senior scientist award from British and Irish group for the Study of Personality Disorder in 2012 and in 2015 the annual award for “Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders” from the BPDRC in the USA.
He has authored 14 books including Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: mentalization based treatment and, most recently, Mentalization Based Treatment for Personality Disorder: a practical guide (2016) (with Peter Fonagy), numerous book chapters, and over 150 peer reviewed research articles on personality disorder and the use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice.