About Us

What We Do

MBT Scotland is a member of the global network MBT, based at the Anna Freud Centre, London.

MBT Scotland has been established for the education, training and continuing support of clinicians who wish to practice the form of psychotherapy know as MBT.

Mentaliztion Based Therapy is an evidence-based form of therapy that is of proven benefit for people suffering with borderline personality disorder and other disorders such as eating disorders and post traumatic stress. 

The training of practitioners in MBT will be of benefit to the people of Scotland, whether through NHS psychotherapy provision or through local authorities, the prison service or the voluntary sector

Our main activities are educational through the provision of introductory training courses, ongoing supervision of training and the development of MBT supervisors throughout all Scottish organisations dealing with people with mental health problems.

MBT Scotland is also a decision making body that takes an overview of MBT in Scotland, leading on and directing strategic and policy issues; it provides professional and operational support.  It aims to ensure the supply of appropriately qualified MBT therapists.

MBT Scotland has an established training pathway and holds a register of MBT practitioners in Scotland