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)