Borderline Personality Disorder Related Content

Staff Profile: Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute. The institute provides training and supervision for numerous proven treatments, including mentalization-based treatment (MBT), dialectical behavioral therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (DBT-PTSD)...

Staff Profile: 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...

Staff Profile: Peggy Worden, PsyD

Dr. Worden is a senior child and adolescent psychologist with 15 years of experience treating adolescents, children, and families. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Worden was the clinical director of the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program’s Dual Diagnosis Unit. In 2009, she partnered with Dr...

Staff Profile: Alison M. Yaeger, PsyD

Dr. Yaeger received her PsyD from Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. While training at Montefiore Medical Center she became interested in borderline personality disorder in adolescence and the correlation this personality style shares with chronic suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors. Dr...

Staff Profile: Brandon Unruh, MD

Brandon Unruh, MD, is the medical director of the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for women with severe personality disorders. His clinical approach is anchored in the integration of evidence-based treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy, mentalization...

Staff Profile: Gillian C. Galen, PsyD

Gillian C. Galen, PsyD, is a senior child and adolescent psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is the program director of the 3East DBT residential programs and the director of training for the 3East continuum, an array of programs for teens that uses DBT to target...

Staff Profile: Karen L. Jacob, PhD

Karen L. Jacob, PhD, is the program director of the Gunderson Residence. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Clark University and completed her post-doctoral training at Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical training has been primarily in cognitive behavior...

Staff Profile: Benjamin J. Banister, PsyD

Benjamin Banister, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the program director of the 3East Cambridge Transitional Residence, a community-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for college-aged young...

Staff Profile: Joan Wheelis, MD

Joan Wheelis MD, is a senior consultant at the Gunderson Residence and the Gunderson Outpatient Program. An assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and on the faculty of the combined MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, she is a training and...

Staff Profile: Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, is the director, Training in Family Services for the 3East Continuum. He has adapted and implemented dialectical behavior therapy for underserved populations, and developed many successful DBT programs for people with borderline personality disorder and other problems with...

Staff Profile: Daniel Zwillenberg, PsyD

Daniel Zwillenberg, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital’s 3East adolescent DBT program. He is also an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Prior to moving to Massachusetts in 2013, Dr. Zwillenberg served as the director of Externship...

Staff Profile: Mary C. Zanarini, EdD

Mary C. Zanarini, EdD, began her career studying the phenomenology and etiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD), finding that it is a valid psychiatric disorder that has a clear-cut clinical presentation, can be delimited from other near-neighbor disorders, runs in families, and has a...

Staff Profile: Joe B. Flores, MD

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...

Staff Profile: Mariola Magovcevic, PhD

Mariola Magovcevic, PhD, earned her bachelor of arts in psychology from Clark University, her master of science in counseling psychology from Northeastern University, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Clark University. She completed both her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at...

Staff Profile: D. Bradford Reich, MD

D. Bradford Reich, MD, has been an attending psychiatrist at McLean Hospital since 1990. Working as an inpatient attending from 1990-2007, he had positions in the psychotic disorders and dissociative disorders and trauma programs. Between 2010 and 2012, he served as an attending psychiatrist at the...

Staff Profile: Munya Hayek, MD

Munya Hayek, MD, is the associate medical director at the Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with a range of psychopathology including depression, anxiety, chronic suicidality and self-injury, emotion dysregulation, trauma...

Staff Profile: Igor Weinberg, PhD

Igor Weinberg, PhD, specializes in the assessment and treatment of personality disorders, especially borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. His additional areas of expertise include treatment of suicidal behaviors and substance use disorders in patients with personality disorders. In his...

Staff Profile: Meaghan Creedon, PsyD

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...

Staff Profile: Jason G. Jones, MD

Jason G. Jones, MD, is a psychiatrist at the Gunderson Outpatient Program and the Clinical Evaluation Center at McLean Hospital. He specializes in psychodynamic individual and family therapy with patients with personality disorders. He is a graduate of Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s...

Staff Profile: Anna Precht, PsyD

Anna Precht, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and the program director of the 3East Boys Intensive Program. She has extensive experience treating adults and adolescents using DBT in individual, group, and milieu modalities. She worked closely with Drs. Alan Fruzzetti and Michael Hollander to develop...