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DBT team

Join us in October 2021 to hear from leading international expert Prof Anthony Bateman, who with Peter Fonagy, developed Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder (BPD). MBT is an empirically-supported treatment for people with BPD. It offers positive outcomes for people with complex and multifaceted presentations and a high degree of comorbidity.

Prof Bateman will be giving two virtual keynote addresses at the conference, considering how the MBT model has evolved and how it conceptualises and treats the complexities associated with borderline, antisocial, and other personality disorders. 

In addition, MBT experts across Australia will showcase how the treatment is being taken up nationally in a variety of settings. You will also hear from consumers in a panel discussion about their experiences with MBT.

Prof Bateman will also virtually present two post-conference workshops: 'Principles of Structured Clinical Management* for BPD' and 'MBT for Antisocial Personality Disorder' and will co-present the 'MBT for BPD' workshop for participants who would like to access more in-depth training inMBT. 

*Structured Clinical Management is a common factors treatment model developed by Professor Bateman.

Spectrum Conference Program 2021 (PDF, 570KB)

Spectrum Conference Presenters  2021 (PDF, 335KB)

Spectrum Conference Abstracts 2021 (PDF, 617KB)

Main Conference – Online Only:
Complexities in Personality Disorder: 
A Mentalization–Based Treatment (MBT) Approach
Friday, 1 October 2021; 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM (AEST)

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Post-Conference Online Workshops: 
Principles of Structured Clinical Management for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Monday, 4 October 2021, 8.30 AM to 2:00 PM (AEDT) 

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MBT for Antisocial Personality Disorder
Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 4.00 PM to 9.30 PM (AEDT)

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021 to Thursday, 7 October 2021
1.30 PM to 9.00 PM (AEDT) both days 

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