Prof Anthony W Bateman MA, FRCPsych is Consultant to the Anna Freud Centre, London; Visiting Professor University College, London; Honorary Affiliate Professor in Psychotherapy University of Copenhagen.

He developed Mentalization based treatment with Peter Fonagy for borderline personality disorder and studied its effectiveness in research trials. Adapted versions are now being used in multi-centre trials for antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, and drug addiction. He was an expert member of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) UK, and 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 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.

The seminar preceding MBT basic training event was very well attended and gave a good introduction to MBT to Bangalore based clinicians.