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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 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...

Kristen Batejan

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...

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...

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