Blaise Aguirre MD

Harvard Medical School + McLean Hospital DBT, BPD, SUD...

Dr Blaise Aguirre is Harvard Medical School assistant Professor of Psychiatry, a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital and medical director of 3East Continuum.

He is a trainer in, and specialises in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. 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 traits. He is nationally and internationally recognizsed for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents.

Listen to Dr Aguirre talk about teens and suicide on McLean’s podcast Mindful Things.

He is the author or co-author of many books:

Fighting BackFighting Back: What an Olympic Champion’s Story Can Teach Us About Recognizing and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—and Helping Kids Recover
Kayla Harrison, Cynthia S. Kaplan, and Blaise Aguirre
(Guilford Press, 2018)


Coping with BPDCoping With BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
by Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Gillian Galen, PsyD
(New Harbinger, 2015)


Mindfulness for Borderline Personality DisorderMindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
by Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Gillian Galen, PsyD
(New Harbinger, 2013)


Parenting Your Child with AutismParenting Your Child With Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice for Helping Your Family
by Anjali Sastry and Blaise Aguirre, MD
(New Harbinger, 2012)


Borderline Personality Disorder in AdolescentsBorderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD
by Blaise Aguirre, MD
(Fair Winds Press, 2007)


Helping Your Troubled TeenHelping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today’s Teens and Preteens
by Cynthia Kaplan, PhD, Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Michael Rater, MD
(Fair Winds Press, 2007)


Biographies of Disease: DepressionBiographies of Disease: Depression
by Blaise Aguirre, MD
(Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008)

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DBT and borderline personality disorder

People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder experience extreme swings in their emotions, see the world in black-and-white shades, and seem to always jump from one crisis to an...

Blaise Aguirre MD