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Fellowship Creates Ripples of Expertise to Change Lives

For a young woman suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD), waiting weeks or months for treatment can be devastating. People with the disorder often harm themselves and are sometimes suicidal, so the scarcity of therapists trained in one of the gold standard treatments—dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)—leaves many vulnerable. In an effort to meet a growing need for...

Q & A: Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, Chief of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health

In September 2013, McLean launched the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health with Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, as its chief. We recently sat down with Dr. Greenfield to talk about the Center’s roots, goals, and projects. Horizons: What was the genesis of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health?Dr. Greenfield: The Center began through what we called the Women...

Promoting Wellness for Girls and Women

In 2013, McLean launched the Division of Women’s Mental Health (DWMH) under the leadership of Chief Academic Officer Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH, whose vision is to enhance opportunities for clinical, research and educational collaborations across McLean that will improve the understanding of women’s mental health and provide better care for the disorders that are prevalent in women...

McLean Trains Clinicians from Around the US and Beyond in Mentalization-Based Treatment

Thanks to decades of clinical expertise and the support of McLean’s philanthropic community, McLean Hospital has become a preeminent training center for one of the most promising therapies for borderline personality disorder (BPD): mentalization-based treatment (MBT). One of five empirically validated treatments for BPD, MBT helps patients develop the ability to understand the mental state...

Safe Passage: Gunderson Residence Provides Transitional Support for Women with Borderline Personality Disorder

With the opening of the Gunderson Residence, women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) now have a structured, home-like environment to support them in their recovery. With nine private beds, the residence is designed for women ages 21 and older who need additional structure in making the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. BPD, a complex illness characterized by dependency,...

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in a Nutshell”

James A. Jenkins, MD, 3East Cambridge Residence In this webinar, Dr. Jenkins will review the development, efficacy, underlying assumptions, and therapeutic interventions that characterize dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Register

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) Workshop 2019

This 3-day course offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach DBT-PTSD. This course teaches mental health clinicians what they need to know to provide care for a wide range of patients experiencing PTSD after severe interpersonal violence, including individuals who present with highly dissociative symptomatology, chronic suicidality, and ongoing non-suicidal self-injury....

“Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex PTSD: Differentiation and Treatment”

Hosted by Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, Medical and Program Director, Gunderson Residence, Director, McLean Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute Borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder have a high rate of co-occurrence, have many overlapping symptoms, and are commonly confused. In this webinar, Dr. Choi-Kain will outline important similarities and...

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A) Workshop

One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder in adolescents is mentalization-based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A), developed by Drs. Anthony Bateman, Peter Fonagy, and Trudie Rossouw. In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT-A techniques within their clinical practice as a specialist treatment for young people...

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic Training Spring 2018

One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder is mentalization-based treatment (MBT), which was developed by Drs. Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy based on studies of early childhood development and attachment. MBT requires therapists to focus on the patient’s mental state and on their understanding of interactions with the...

“Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Hosted by Martin Bohus, MD, Heidelberg University, Germany Over half of patients with BPD also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Bohus, an expert clinician and researcher, will discuss this co-occurrence between BPD and PTSD. He will elaborate on the evidence-based treatment he has developed, dialectical behavior therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (DBT for PTSD)....

Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention for BPD (GAP) Conference

The GAP Conference is a one-day course focusing on prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder (BPD). It serves as part of an initiative to promote early detection and timely intervention for BPD across the health, education, welfare, and other relevant systems. Central to this goal is preparing the mental health workforce by updating knowledge of BPD in young people....

“Narcissistic Personality Disorder”

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD, Adult Outpatient Services Narcissistic personality disorder is a grossly misunderstood mental condition. This webinar will focus on clarifying the condition of disordered narcissism, the internal and external functioning in people who struggle with this disorder, and treatment options. Register

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT): Basic Training 2019

One of the most promising empirically supported therapies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder is mentalization-based treatment (MBT), developed by Drs. Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy. MBT was developed based on studies of early childhood development and attachment. In this course, participants will learn how to implement MBT techniques within their clinical practice as a...

Karen Adler, MD

Karen Adler, MD, is a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital’s Gunderson Outpatient Program, which focuses on multimodal treatment of borderline personality disorder. Dr. Adler’s special interests include educating families and other medical specialists about symptoms and management of borderline personality disorder. She also has a general private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Blaise Aguirre, MD

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 which use DBT to target self-...

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