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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...

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...

Peter Adams

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...

Blaise Aguirre

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is an expert in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and medication evaluation and management. He is the founding medical director of 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, unique, residential DBT programs for young women...

Kristen Batejan

Kristen L. Batejan, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the 3East Cambridge Residence and an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Batejan is experienced in treating adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional...

Lois Choi-Kain

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, has transitioned into Dr. John Gunderson’s former position as the director of the Adult Borderline Center and Training Institute at McLean Hospital. In 2009, she developed the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for adult women with...

Meaghan Creedon

Meaghan Creedon, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at the 3East Partial Hospital Program and the 3East DBT trauma and exposure track, which provides state of the art dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and exposure therapies to address co-occurring anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicidal and self-harm...

Amy Dierberger

Amy Dierberger, PhD, is a psychologist at the Hill Center for Women, where she provides trauma-informed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment. She is a member of the McLean Hospital trauma consultation and LEADER consultation teams and the director of training and education at the Hill Center...

Christina Dolce

Christina Dolce, PsyD, LEP, is a licensed clinical and educational psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges in children, adolescents, and emerging adults. Dr. Dolce is experienced in providing evidence-based interventions (CBT, DBT) through...

Joe Flores

In his role as medical director of the Gunderson Outpatient Program, Joe B. Flores, MD, oversees intensive treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder and other complex personality disorders. The program strives to develop effective treatment approaches for individuals who...

Alan Fruzzetti

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, is the program director of the 3East Boys Intensive Program and the director of Family Services for 3East Continuum. He has adapted and implemented dialectical behavior therapy for underserved populations, and developed many successful DBT programs for people with borderline...

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