Clinician Training for
Borderline Personality Disorder

Offered by McLean Hospital’s Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute


Through conferences and workshops for clinicians, the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute aims to increase quality of care and access to treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Course topics include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), general psychiatric management (GPM), mentalization-based treatment (MBT)—offered in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, and transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP)—offered in conjunction with TFP-New York.

Who Attends

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors


Who attends

Upcoming Courses

Mentalization-Based Treatment: Practitioner Training

This workshop expands previous knowledge and embeds the basic skills of mentalization-based treatment (MBT). The new MBT practitioner course is made up of 2 days of live, instructor-led content (including breaks) and 4 hours of self-guided content.  Participants learn how to use the MBT adherence scale for individual therapy and hone their MBT skills through clinical demonstration, video ratings, and role plays.

Join us online: March 19-20, 2021 - SOLD OUT

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Engaging Hard-to-Reach Parents: Mentalization-Based Treatment Online Training for Providers

This 1-day virtual training introduces participants to the concepts and principles of mentalization-based treatment for parenting (MBT-P), a manualized model of MBT developed specifically for clinicians that work with parents who may have personality disorders, mistreat their children, or struggle to connect with their children. These parental challenges have resulted in considerable mentalizing deficits and failures that threaten the healthy development of their children.

Join us online: March 29, 2021

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General Psychiatric Management for BPD Online Training

This 8-hour, self-paced course offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach to BPD known as good or general psychiatric management (GPM). This generalist approach to managing this prevalent, disabling, and sometimes fatal but treatable diagnosis is good enough for most clinicians and most patients, and provides mental health professionals with guidelines they need to become skilled providers who can derive satisfaction from treating patients with BPD.

Register now to learn at your own pace.

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Continuing Education at McLean

McLean Hospital provides professional education opportunities for a wide range of mental health and allied health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, nationally certified counselors, nursing home administrators, and educators. Our fully accredited programming attracts a broad base of health providers for further training in a variety of specialties.

The Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital was founded in 2013 to elevate awareness and training for evidence-based treatments for BPD and accompanying psychiatric conditions.

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