Venice Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011
Two Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experts have joined Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality Disorder. John Kelleher, MD, was named Clearview Women’s Center’s new medical director, and Charlie Swenson, MD, was named Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainer and program consultant.
“I am very pleased to welcome both Dr. Kelleher and Dr. Swenson to our team,” said Michael Roy, MSW, executive director of Clearview Women’s Center. “They provide a high level of BPD expertise that allows Clearview Women’s Center to offer one of the strongest BPD treatment programs available.”
Clearview’s New Medical Director
At Clearview Women’s Center, Dr. Kelleher conducts psychiatric evaluations, collaborates with clients to achieve optimal medication management, works as part of the DBT consultation team, and coordinates care with other healthcare providers.
Dr. Kelleher earned his MD at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, R.I., and received his training in psychiatry at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Kelleher was intensively trained in Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) by Dr. Peter Fonagy and Dr. Anthony Bateman, the originators of MBT.
In addition to his work at Clearview, Dr. Kelleher works as a clinical fellow in the Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative at UCLA, where he provides medication consultation and management for patients with BPD and co-leads a group therapy in Explicit Mentalizing using principles of MBT.
Clearview’s DBT Trainer and Consultant
Dr. Swenson is a nationally known expert and trainer on DBT. He works with members of Clearview’s extensive DBT team at its women’s treatment center to provide consultation in the areas of program development, implementation, staff training, and the provision of clinical services.
Dr. Swenson, who graduated from Harvard College and Yale Medical School, has developed and directed inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment programs for patients with BPD based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT). He has served as a DBT trainer and consultant throughout the United States and Europe, coordinating statewide implementation of DBT in several states.
Additionally, Dr. Swenson serves as a senior trainer and senior consultant for Behavioral Tech, LLC, Marsha Linehan’s training institute, and was involved in intensive DBT training of several Clearview staff members.
About Clearview Women’s Center
Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders is the premier program on the West Coast for BPD treatment. The center, located in Venice Beach, Calif., provides a full continuum of BPD therapy, including residential, outpatient, day treatment, and transitional living.
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