McLean Hospital, Gunderson Residence
Harvard Medical School
James A. Jenkins, MD, spent his residency gaining expertise in a variety of psychotherapies and milieu treatments for people with complex psychiatric diagnoses and co-occurring personality disorder diagnoses. His advanced training includes certification and expert supervision in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mentalization-Based Therapy, and Good Psychiatric Management. Dr. Jenkins is a former medical director of the McLean Hospital Cambridge Residence, a residential program for transitional age youths with emerging personality disorder diagnosis who are preparing to exit the mental health system. He was also a staff psychiatrist at the McLean Hospital Gunderson Residence, an intensive residential treatment program for adult women with complex personality disorder diagnoses and refractory psychiatric symptoms. Dr. Jenkins is interested in the integration of medication management, milieu treatment, and evidence-based psychotherapies to provide the most comprehensive treatment for those whom prior treatments have failed. Additionally, he is interested in increasing accessibility of these treatments and their implementation in less resourced or traditional environments. Recently he joined the psychiatry department at MassGeneral Hospital and is working to help translate the principles of Dr. John Gunderson's Good Psychiatric Management to the consultation-liason service and also in their psychiatric emergency room. Dr. Jenkins is an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Thursday, October 3
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM