Psychiatric Interview: BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)

A first meeting between a person diagnosed with BPD and expert clinician Lois Choi-Kain, who is the Director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McClean Hospital.

This is a long form, minimally edited interview. This is not an acted scene. Please be advised: subjects discussed include anger, attempted suicide, relationship issues and drug use.

Dr. Choi-Kain is a powerhouse in the BPD treatment world. Her short bio:

“Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute. The institute provides training and supervision for numerous proven treatments, including mentalization-based treatment (MBT), dialectical behavioral therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (DBT-PTSD), transference focused psychotherapy (TFP), and general psychiatric management (GPM). She works nationally and internationally to expand teaching efforts on borderline personality disorder and its evidence-based treatments and engages in research to study resources for training clinicians who need direction and patients who need access to informed care. With her mentor, John Gunderson, Dr. Choi-Kain developed a training program for GPM and has been expanding its applications.

In 2009, Dr. Choi-Kain developed the Gunderson Residence, a specialized residential program for adult women with severe personality disorders. In 2013, she founded the BPD Training Institute, a major center for proliferating awareness of and evidence-based care for severe personality disorders. Dr. Choi-Kain has also developed training clinics in McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services for treatment approaches such as MBT and DBT-PTSD.”


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