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2020 (WIP)

Inclusive & Engaging Therapy

for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

commissioned by the Psychotherapy Advanced Research Center, Bangalore
in collaboration with Dr. Ashlesha Bagadia

Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) is a specific type of psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy designed to help people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Its focus is helping people to differentiate and separate out their own thoughts and feelings from those around them.

It's six months to one-year long therapy. The first three months of MBT are spent sensitizing the patient, guiding them through preparatory chains of thought. This part is called Mentalization-based therapy information (MBTI)

MBTI is a roughly 50 page document for therapists. It guides the therapist through exercises on mentalization, breaking it into sessions and further into group activities and exercises for the patients. The MBTI is verbose and text heavy. All the information on mentalization is required to be verbally explained by the therapist to the patient during therapy.

MBTI requires visual aid and cues to break down the information into bite-size bits which will help patients comprehend and register the concepts better. The brief is to develop a visual tool-kit for easy and effective discourse of MBTI. The project intends to make the therapy more interactive, experiential, and inclusive to Indians by making the text document of the therapy into a tool kit.

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