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Deconstructing Stigma: We Save Each Other

The following story features Mary S., a 16-year-old student from Massachusetts and participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Told through the eyes of its participants, this campaign boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like and is intended to spark conversation. To learn more,...

3East: Adolescent DBT Programs

The 3East programs provide specialized care for teens and young adults who require treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and emerging borderline personality disorder (BPD).

World-Class Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

McLean Hospital combines the highest quality care, research, and clinical training to provide unparalleled specialty services for adolescents and adults living with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Offering individual and family services that have proven results, McLean has specialized residential and partial hospital programs and outpatient care—as well as an array of treatments for...

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment: Can We Make It More Accessible?

In just the past few decades, a number of highly specialized psychotherapies entered the clinical scene as effective evidence-based therapies for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The proliferation of these intensive therapies—dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mentalization-based treatment (MBT), schema focused therapy (SFT), transference focused psychotherapy (TFP), and systems...

BPD and PTSD Treatment Innovator Kicks Off Training Clinics at McLean

Martin Bohus, MD, an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), recently presented clinical training sessions, a webinar, and a lecture at McLean Hospital. Through the clinical training sessions, Bohus, currently a visiting professor at McLean, provided guidance on his modification of dialectical...

Borderline Personality Disorder: Separating Fact from Fiction

So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there...

Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute: Addressing a Crucial Need

The Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute (BPDTI) at McLean Hospital provides instruction on the four major evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD)—dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), general psychiatric management (GPM), mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and transference focused psychotherapy (TFP). Through courses offered in conjunction with the...

3East: McLean’s Unique Approach to Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Every Monday at 9 am, 3East leadership holds a unique two-hour session that is part support group, part tutorial. The participants, who join in person or by conference call, are learning the ins and outs of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Each is a parent of a child who is—or has been—part of the McLean Hospital DBT program known as 3East. “What is remarkable is we have...

Family Network: Working Together to Support One Another

Five years ago, Bill and Andrea Kelley walked into McLean Hospital’s Family Support and Education Group sad and ashamed, feeling as if they were the only parents whose child was addicted to heroin. They discovered they were not alone, and more so, uncovered a support network that they came to rely on as their son struggled with his addiction. “It was a very scary time for us. We...

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,...

“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)....

“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....

Peter B. Adams, MD

Peter B. Adams, MD, has been interested in working with children and adolescents since he started medical school. Since then Dr. Adams has been consistently involved with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and works with children and adolescents at the Acute Residential Treatment program at McLean SouthEast as well as in private practice.

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-...

Kristen L. Batejan, PhD

Kristen L. Batejan, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Batejan is experienced in treating adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional dysregulation, self-harm, and suicidality. She specializes in the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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