Project: Mentalisation based practice and social work education

Funder: Department for Education

Dates: 2013 – 2015

Research team: Dr Jeanette Cossar, Dr Jane Dodsworth, Professor Gillian Schofield and Laura Cook.

Partnership:  with the Anna Freud Centre and the University of Sussex

The Department of Education has funded an extension of the work of the Anna Freud Centre in developing their Early years Parenting Service in specific London Boroughs. Alongside this funding was funding for the development and evaluation of the introduction of mentalization based practice, the model used in their service, in social work education at UEA and Sussex. At UEA a cohort of MA and BA students will be followed through this two year period, with opportunities taken to explore the experience and outcomes of introducing mentalisation based practice as a method.