Professor Svenja Taubner ‘Advancements in the treatment of adolescents with conduct disorder from a mentalization perspective’

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Lecture from Professor Svenja Taubner on ‘Advancements in the treatment of adolescents with conduct disorder from a mentalization perspective’.

Recorded in October 2020 as part of the ACAMH Malta branch online conference ‘Innovations in Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health’

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Professor Svenja Taubner
Professor Svenja Taubner

Svenja is a professor for psychosocial prevention at the medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She is the Director of the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention at the University-Clinic Heidelberg.

She has received the Hamburger fellowship for Research on Personality Disorders twice, was Fellow of the Hanse Institute of Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany as well as visiting scientist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families London. She is long-term member of the Society of Psychotherapy Research and the German Psychoanalytic Society.

Her research addresses mentalization, juvenile offending and competence development in mental health professionals. She is trained in MBT for adolescents (MBT-A) and also supervisor and trainer in this method. She currently develops an adaption of MBT-A for the treatment of conduct disorder. She is editor of the Psychotherapeut, Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie as well as Editor-in-Chief of Mental Health & Prevention. She has published four books and over 70 articles.

Image and bio via Anna Freud Centre


Thank you . That was so interesting and inspiring in many ways even if with the most troubled client group .
I use a lot of mentalisation based thinking with the teens I work with and your slides were so clear and helpful and have added to my thinking . I too , hold the relationship with my clients at the focus and in a positive light , the client needs to feel truly cherished by me . When that happens a way forward emerges and something beautiful often begins .
Very informative and interesting research .. Thanks again .
Christina ( integrative child psychotherapist UKCP)

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