McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Professor of Psychiatry
John G. Gunderson, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is director of McLean Hospital’s Borderline Center. His seminal studies on the diagnosis, families, psychodynamics, treatment and pathogenesis of borderline personality disorder helped transform the diagnosis from a psychoanalytic construct into an empirically validated and internationally recognized disorder and earned him recognition as the “father” of this disorder.
Dr. Gunderson chaired the DSM IV work group on personality disorders, and has led major NIMH-funded studies on both the longitudinal stability and the family transmission of borderline personality disorder. In 2009 McLean Hospital honored his contributions by establishing a treatment center in Cambridge, Massachusetts called the Gunderson Residence. He currently is engaged in teaching an empirically-validated therapy he developed called Good Psychiatric Management.
Gunderson JG, Gabbard GO, eds. Psychotherapy for personality disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2000.
Gunderson JG. Borderline personality disorder: a clinical guide. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2001.
Gunderson JG, Hoffman PD. Understanding and treating borderline personality disorder: a guide for professionals and families. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2005.
Gunderson JG, Links PL. Handbook of good psychiatric management (GPM) for borderline patients. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2014.
Choi-Kain LW, Gunderson JG, eds. Borderline personality and mood disorders. New York: Springer, 2015.
Gunderson JG, Hoffman PD. Beyond borderline: true stories of recovery from borderline personality disorder. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2016.
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