Blaise Aguirre MD

Harvard Medical School + McLean Hospital

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Blaise Aguirre MD is assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital and is nationally and internationally recognised for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders, from childhood onward.

Dr Aguirre is a trainer in, and specialises in, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions including substance use disorder (SUD).

He is the founding medical director of 3East continuum of care, an array of programmes for teens which use DBT to target self-endangering behaviours as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits.

Dr Aguirre is the author or co-author of many books including Borderline Personality Disorder in AdolescentsMindfulness for Borderline Personality DisorderCoping with BPD, and Fighting Back.


Kaplan C, Aguirre B, Rater M. Helping your troubled teen: learn to recognize, understand, and address the destructive behavior of today’s teens and preteens. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2007.

Aguirre B. Borderline personality disorder in adolescents: a complete guide to understanding and coping when your adolescent has BPD. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2007.

Aguirre B. Biographies of disease: depression. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008.

Sastry A, Aguirre B. Parenting your child with autism: practical solutions, strategies, and advice for helping your family. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2012.

Aguirre B, Galen G. Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder: relieve your suffering using the core skill of dialectical behavior therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2013.

Aguirre B, Galen G. Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT skills to soothe the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2015.

Harrison K, Kaplan CS, Aguirre B. Fighting back: what an Olympic champion’s story can teach us about recognizing and preventing child sexual abuse—and helping kids recover. New York: Guildford Press, 2018.