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Bindung und Migration
21st International Attachment Conference
Disordered Attachments in Digital Ages
September 16th - September 18th, 2022
Bindung und Migration

Mentalization based group therapies (MBT-G), referring to attachment and epistemic trust, has proven to be a form of therapy with very high effect sizes especially for patients with personality disorders. Mentalizing seems to be the common effect factor of all successful group therapies. Therefore, promoting and inhibiting factors of Mentalizing in group therapies will be discussed in the following.


Ulrich Schultz-Venrath, MD. Professor of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. Head of theClinic of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Evangelisches Krankenhaus Bergisch Gladbach.

Member of the DPV (IPA), GASi, D3G, DGPM, DGPT. Chair of the Group Section of the EFPP.

Foundation Member of D3G (German Society of Group Analysis and Group Psychotherapy) and DATPPP (German Association for day treatment in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics).

Research and publications on history in psychoanalysis, psychosomatics, group analysis and on mentalizing in groups, e.g. mentalization based treatment (MBT / MBT-G.