Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology
Ph.D. - 2012
M.A. - 2007
B.A. - 2004
Tali Boritz, Ph.D., C.Psych is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at York University. Dr. Boritz completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at York University in 2012. She completed her predoctoral internship at St. Josephs Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, where she received specialized training in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex trauma. Dr. Boritz completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the BPD Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Prior to joining the clinical psychology area at York, she was a staff psychologist and clinician-scientist CAMH and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is currently a Collaborator Scientist at CAMH. Her research at York University and CAMH focus on psychotherapy process and outcome and psychotherapy training in BPD treatments.
Deliberate Practice in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Other Research Outputs
College of Psychologists of Ontario
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Society for Psychotherapy Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
North American Society for Psychotherapy Research
Psychotherapy Research Journal
Project ECHO Ontario Mental Health: Psychotherapy
Expert Hub Member
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No
Dr. Boritz's research primarily focuses on psychotherapy process and outcome, with particular emphasis on the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex trauma. Her research aims to identify therapeutic factors (e.g., interpersonal, narrative, emotion processes) associated with therapeutic change, including therapist characteristics and behaviours linked to treatment outcomes. A current focus of this research is on alliance rupture and repair in BPD treatment, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy training and practice. Dr. Boritz is also currently investigating the effectiveness of a novel intervention for the treatment of comorbid BPD and complex trauma.