Tali Boritz

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus

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ResearchGate Profile

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


Ph.D. - 2012
York University

M.A. - 2007
York University

B.A. - 2004
McGill University


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.

Selected Publications

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
Collaborator Scientist

Service/Community Activities

North American Society for Psychotherapy Research

Psychotherapy Research Journal
Editorial Board

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

Current Research

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.