Gillian C. Galen, PsyD

Gillian C. Galen, PsyD

  • Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

Biography

Gillian C. Galen, PsyD, is a senior child and adolescent psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy. She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating adolescents and young adults who struggle with emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-endangering behaviors, such as self-injury and suicidal behaviors. She has worked closely with Dr. Michael Hollander to develop and run the clinical training program at 3East.

Dr. Galen has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness and yoga in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and psychiatric illnesses. She is the co-author of the books Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Book DBT for DummiesDBT For Dummies
by Gillian Galen, PsyD, Blaise Aguirre, MD
(Wiley, 2021)


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)


Education & Training

  • 2005 MA in Clinical Practices of Psychology, University of Hartford
  • 2008 PsyD, University of Hartford
  • 2008-2009 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Adolescent DBT, 3East, McLean Hospital
  • 2010 License in Clinical Psychology, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Contact

Email
617.855.2827
Belmont campus - East House, Room 313