Blaise Aguirre, MD

Blaise Aguirre, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Biography

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a trainer in, and specializes in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is the founding medical director of 3East continuum of care, an array of programs for teens that uses DBT to target self-endangering behaviors as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital since 2000 and is nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly throughout the world.

Dr. Aguirre is the author or co-author of many books including Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, Coping with BPD, and Fighting Back.

Listen to Dr. Aguirre talk about teens and suicide on McLean’s podcast Mindful Things.

Fighting BackFighting Back: What an Olympic Champion’s Story Can Teach Us About Recognizing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—and Helping Kids Recover
Kayla Harrison, Cynthia S. Kaplan, and Blaise Aguirre
(Guilford Press, 2018)


Coping with BPDCoping With BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
by Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Gillian Galen, PsyD
(New Harbinger, 2015)


Mindfulness for Borderline Personality DisorderMindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
by Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Gillian Galen, PsyD
(New Harbinger, 2013)


Parenting Your Child with AutismParenting Your Child With Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice for Helping Your Family
by Anjali Sastry and Blaise Aguirre, MD
(New Harbinger, 2012)


Borderline Personality Disorder in AdolescentsBorderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD
by Blaise Aguirre, MD
(Fair Winds Press, 2007)


Helping Your Troubled TeenHelping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens and Preteens
by Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Michael Rater, MD
(Fair Winds Press, 2007)


Biographies of Disease: DepressionBiographies of Disease: Depression
by Blaise Aguirre, MD
(Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008)


Education & Training

  • 1989 MD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1991-1994 Residency in Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 1994-1996 Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Fellowship, Boston Medical Center
  • 1993 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1996 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Contact

Email
617.855.3331
Belmont campus - East House, Room 311