“Mentalization and Trust: A New Understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder”
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:00pm-6:00pm
Hosted by Brandon Unruh, MD, Gunderson Residence
Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) is one of the major three evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD). Recent elaboration of this model has indicated a new understanding of the core problem in BPD as impaired epistemic trust—that is, difficulty trusting sources of learning about the world, including one’s own mind and the minds of others. Dr. Unruh will summarize a mentalization approach to BPD built upon this new understanding of why people with BPD can be “hard to reach,” even by loved ones and expert clinicians.