Creating an Effective Mental Health Treatment Team

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Presented by Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Michael Hollander, PhD

Hosted by Portland DBT Institute


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About Dr. Hollander

Michael R. Hollander, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert on borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the causation and treatment of self-injury. He retired in September 2021 from his position as the Endowed Director of Training and Consultations at McLean’s 3East continuum.

In addition to his work at 3East, Hollander was a supervisor in McLean’s mentalization-based treatment (MBT) clinic and served on the faculty of the McLean Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Since 2004, he has been a trainer for Behavior Tech, the organization founded by Marsha Linehan, the creator of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), training clinicians in this seminal treatment nationally and internationally.

About Dr. Aguirre

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is the founding medical director of McLean’s 3East continuum of care, programs for teens that use DBT to target self-endangering behaviors as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder.

Learn more about Dr. Aguirre.