A dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for adolescents and young adults


Treatment Team

Program Leadership

Blaise Aguirre, MDBlaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Aguirre is an expert in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and medication evaluation and management. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. Dr. Aguirre is the author of several books and lectures regularly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East on borderline personality disorder and DBT.

Janna Hobbs, LICSWJanna Hobbs, LICSW, Director of Clinical Services, 3 East Continuum

Ms. Hobbs has extensive clinical and administrative experience in the treatment of adolescents, adults and families. She has held numerous leadership positions on inpatient units and community residence programs, giving her experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of disorders. Ms. Hobbs has a particular interest in DBT, milieu treatment, and parent guidance.

Michael Hollander, PhDMichael R. Hollander, PhD, Director of Training, 3East Continuum

Dr. Hollander is a nationally recognized expert on the causation and treatment of self-injury, and lectures nationally on the subject. He has held numerous positions of clinical leadership at McLean and has treated adolescents and their families for over 40 years. Dr. Hollander travels nationally and internationally to train clinicians in DBT.

Senior Consultants

  • Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, Associate Clinical and Administrative Director, Child and Adolescent Programs (CAP)

Staff and Associates

The McLean 3East staff has extensive experience in the clinical application of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adolescents with emerging traits of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other complex psychiatric diagnoses.

Staff members have chosen to work with teenagers and young adults and have cultivated an expertise in this age group. They pride themselves on the highly specialized and effective treatment they provide to address the often-challenging problems presented by this population.

Books by 3East Authors

McLean Hospital faculty have penned more than 50 books in recent years, including several titles by members of the 3East staff.

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