Journal article

Mentalization-based intervention to recurrent acute presentations and self-harm in a community mental health service setting

Peter Bosanac, Bridget Hamilton, Josephine Beatson, Robert Trett, Sathya Rao, Sam Mancuso, David Castle

AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: A proof-of-concept study over an 18-month period to determine whether a mentalization-based intervention (MBI) in a metropolitan community mental health service, when added to a recovery-based model of care, would be of clinical benefit to borderline personality disorder (BPD) consumers with a history of recurrent, deliberate self-harm. The feasibility of implementing the intervention, and factors that could improve its implementation, will be evaluated. METHODS: Three-monthly focus groups with participating community mental health service case managers (N = 8) assessed the implementation and the impact of an MBI added to a recovery model of care and the way the clinicians worked..

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