General Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder International Congress

May 25-26, 2023 @ 8am-5pm ET

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Now that numerous specialized psychotherapies have established the gold standard for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), several informed and proven generalist care approaches have been developed, implemented, and adapted to become regular fixtures in routine care for this common, disabling, sometimes fatal, but treatable disorder.

This exciting new conference focusing on good or general psychiatric management (GPM) for borderline personality disorder brings together international treatment developers, scientific experts, and clinical teams implementing informed, structured, and proven models of generalist care that boil down what works about evidence-based treatments to expand access to the patients and families who need it and the clinicians who need a more generalizable, flexible, and pragmatic intervention.

Participants will attend trainings and workshops on approaches such as good or general psychiatric management (GPM) and structured clinical management (SCM), which are shown to significantly improve outcomes in randomized, controlled trials against gold-standard treatments.

In addition, guideline-informed treatment for personality disorders (GIT-PD) will be presented in the context of changing dimensional approaches to the diagnosis of personality disorders.

Sign up now to join us for trainings where you will learn from treatment leaders including Anthony Bateman, Paul Links, Joost Hustebaut, Robert Gregory, Ueli Kramer, Robert Dudas, and Carla Sharp, who have boiled down common factors and specialized concepts from manualized psychotherapeutic interventions into clinical management interventions that are flexible and adaptable to routine clinical care in the community.

Offered by the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital


This event takes place in person.

Mass General Brigham at Assembly Row
399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145


Who Attends

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

Two Tracks, You Choose!

On the second day of the conference, participants have two options for intensive training.

Attendees can choose a day of further study of SCM, led by Anthony Bateman, and GIT-PD, led by Joost Hustebaut, in the context of changing diagnostic approaches to personality disorders.

Attendees can choose a day of learning from faculty of all clinical disciplines from diverse settings who will describe the novel adaptations of GPM to common clinical scenarios in inpatient units, emergency departments, special populations such as perinatal patients, or those with common co-occurring disorders such as alcohol use, trauma, and other personality, autism spectrum, and eating disorders.


About 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 guidelines they need to become skilled providers who can derive satisfaction from treating patients with BPD.

Management strategies using practicality, good sense, and flexibility are emphasized. Listening, validation, judicious self-disclosures, and advisement to build a life rather than focus on being a patient create a positive relationship in which both the concerns and limitations of a mental health professional are explicit.

Read About GPM

Learning Objectives

This activity will equip participants to:

  • Discuss the current research on generalist approaches for both adult and adolescent patients
  • Describe the elements of existing specialist treatments used with BPD incorporated in generalist management interventions
  • Identify strategies to combine treatment for BPD and its common co-occurring disorders, such as alcohol use and other personality, trauma, and autism spectrum disorders
  • Describe and apply GPM in other hospital-based settings, including emergency rooms, and patient populations, such as in the perinatal period for pregnant patients with BPD

Optional Workshops

On May 24, 2023, we are also offering 1-day intensive workshops.

Attendees can choose from:

Both immersive sessions offer a close look at the basics of GPM and how health care professionals can learn to be GPM practitioners to support people with BPD.








Workshop + Congress



All times listed are Eastern time zone

  • Thursday


    May 25, 2023

  • Friday - Track 1


    May 26, 2023

  • Friday - Track 2


    May 26, 2023


Featured Speakers

Dan Bengtsson

Karolinska University Hospital

Peder Björling

Karolinska University Hospital

Marcelo J. A. A. Brañas, MD

University of São Paulo

Patrick Charbon, MD

Geneva University Hospital

Lukas Cheney, MBBS, FRANZCP

Spectrum Personality Disorder Service

Marcos Signoretti Croci, MD

University of São Paulo

Christian Greiner, MD

Geneva University Hospital

Niki Sundström

Karolinska University Hospital

Caroline Uchôa, MD

University of São Paulo









Workshop +




PTSD Workshop



Join Us In Person!

Sessions will take place at Mass General Brigham's Assembly Row location.

399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145

We hope to see you there!

Accreditations and Approvals


McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 13.25 CE credits.


This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 13.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers

For information about continuing education credit for social workers, please call 617.855.2738.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6085. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 13.25 NBCC hours.

Disclosure Policy

McLean Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is McLean’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that McLean may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Refund Policy

Due to the small nature of our trainings, the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute cannot offer any refunds. If the participant is unable to attend, they may send a substitute attendee.


Be at the Forefront of BPD Treatment and Education!

Whether in-person or virtual training, the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute offers a variety of workshops and conferences to expand your borderline personality disorder knowledge and treatment offerings.

You can enroll in any of our upcoming, fully accredited sessions to help increase access and quality of care for BPD patients.

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