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
  • Physicians, Physicians Assistants


Who attends

Upcoming Courses

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A) Basic Training

This 3-day workshop will focus on understanding and addressing difficulties in self-harm and interpersonal relating and supporting the development of an adolescent’s resilience to further psychopathology through enhancing mentalizing, social connectedness, and the adolescent’s sense of agency as they work toward adulthood.

Join us in person: July 22-24, 2024

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Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A) Practitioner Level Training

This two-day workshop expands previous knowledge and embeds the basic skills of mentalization-based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A). This workshop is suitable for mental health and other professionals who are interested in extending and enhancing what they have already learned and applied from having completed the 3-day basic MBT adolescent training.

Join us in person: July 24-25, 2024

Interested in this training? Email us today for more information.

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General Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder

This 8-hour, self-paced continuing education course for health care professionals offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach to borderline personality disorder (BPD) known as general psychiatric management (GPM). The course utilizes group discussion, video clips, and clinical vignettes to promote interactive learning and a comprehensive understanding of the treatment.

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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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