Psychiatric Interview: BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) | Part 2 | Analysis with Dr. Choi-Kain

Dr. Choi-Kain discusses her psychiatric interview of a woman diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). You can find Part 1 (the session) here:

Topics discussed include BPD’s core engine of emotional and interpersonal hypersensitivity, identity fragmentation, emotion dysregulation, genetics vs shaping, inadequate caretaking, troubled sense of self, reasons for hope, the “corrective experience” with the therapist, relationship anguish, impulsive action, the course of BPD as a person ages, loud symptoms vs quiet symptoms, symptomatic remission and avoidance, motivation for change, and the evolutionary benefit of having BPD.

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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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