Dr. Boritz is a collaborator scientist with the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Clinic and General and Health System Psychiatry Division at CAMH. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University, with a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from York University in Clinical Psychology. After completing her degree, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the BPD Clinic at CAMH, where her research focused on the psychotherapy process and outcome in BPD treatments. Following her postdoctoral fellowship, she joined the BPD Clinic as a staff psychologist and clinician scientist.
Areas of Research
Dr. Boritz’s research primarily focuses on identifying therapeutic factors (e.g., relational, narrative, and emotion processes) associated with therapeutic change in BPD treatments, including therapist characteristics and behaviours linked to treatment outcomes. A current focus of this research is on alliance rupture and repair processes in psychotherapy, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy training and practice. She is also currently investigating the effectiveness of a novel intervention for the treatment of comorbid BPD and complex trauma.