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

Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Foundational Training

This 2-day virtual course offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach, transference focused psychotherapy (TFP). TFP is a comprehensive evidence‐based treatment for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). While derived from psychoanalytic tradition, TFP incorporates important modifications making it of use to general clinicians today working with patients with significant personality disorder pathology.

Join us online: November 6-7

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General Psychiatric Management for BPD Online Training

This free 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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