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To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from  You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon  Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


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Chazan, S. (2017). Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach by Nick Midgley, Karen Ensink, Karin Lindqvist, Norka Malberg, and Nicole Muller. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 16(4):308-311.

(2017). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 16(4):308-311

Book Review

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach by Nick Midgley, Karen Ensink, Karin Lindqvist, Norka Malberg, and Nicole Muller

Saralea Chazan, Ph.D.

Mentalization-based treatment for adults (MBT-PD) evolved out of the treatment of adult personality disorders (Bateman & Fonagy, 2016). The purpose of this book is to extend MBT-PD to therapeutic work with children (MBT-C). The group of authors assembled is extremely accomplished and represents a global quorum of esteemed professionals. The book is organized as a manual for the short-term-focused treatment of school-age children (roughly ages 5–12 years) drawing from psychodynamic principles, affect regulation theory, attachment theory, family therapy, and the empirical theory of mentalization. MBT-C aims to both increase the child’s capacity for self-regulation and support parents to provide for the emotional needs of their children (Fonagy & Allison, 2012).

The basic MBT-C time-limited model is 12 individual sessions. It is possible to offer up to three blocks of 12 MBT-C sessions (to a maximum of 36 sessions) based on a review process with parents and the child. In these cases, the treatment is never open-ended but continues to be time-limited, with a clear focus and aims. These procedural points flow from two central theoretical assumptions underlying the construct of mentalization: 1) the view that psychopathology in adults corresponds to derailment of normal development in children, and 2) the process of mentalization is an umbrella-term consolidating normal developmental processes (psychodynamic integration, affect regulation, attachment, symbolic

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