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Professor Anthony W. Bateman, M.A., FRCPsych 

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych)
  • Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist and MBT co-ordinator, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Former President of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD)
  • Visiting Professor University College, London
  • Honorary Professor in Psychotherapy University of Copenhagen
  • Former Clinical Tutor of Education for the London Deanery
  • Chief Examiner of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and formerly Chair of Psychotherapy Training Committee for the UK

Member of the:

  • Department of Health expert committee on treatment of personality disorder
  • British and Irish Group for Study of Personality Disorder (executive member)
  • National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Borderline Personality Disorder

Chair of the:

  • Development of National Occupational Standards for Psychological Therapies – Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Working Group and Modality Working Group and Member of National Reference Group
  • National Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders, U.K.


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.


Professor Bateman 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 120 peer reviewed research articles on personality disorder and the use of psychotherapy in psychiatric practice.

He has adapted MBT versions which are now being used in multi-centre trials for antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders, and drug addiction.