Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Grand Rounds: Kenneth R. Silk, M.D. Lectureship - Lois Choi-Kain, M.D. , M.Ed.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Disclosures: The speaker has nothing to disclose.
Host: Victor Hong, M.D.
CEUs: CME, APA CE, Social Work

"Lessons from the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: Using Real Relationships to Improve Real Lives"

Lois Choi-Kain, M.D., M.Ed.

Director, Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain 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, an 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.

Sponsored by the Kenneth R. Silk Endowment Fund, in memory of Dr. Silk.


Victor Hong, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Medical Director of Psychiatry Emergency Services (PES)
Associate Director of Adult Psychiatry Hospital Services