Stella Blackshaw, who received her M.D. from the University of Manitoba, worked with the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women during her sabbatical in March and April. Blackshaw, a professor of psychiatry and full-time faculty at the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, continued her studies of relational-cultural theory, focusing on its application in
helping patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. Blackshaw also revised and updated “Relational Theory and Key Clinical Applications,” a course for psychiatrists that she developed with Jean Baker Miller and Judith Jordan and which is offered by the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, she explored the development of relational hypotheses on the exploitation of patients by doctors and therapists and on gender differences in the incidence of sexual exploitation.