Denise D. Ben-Porath, Ph.D., earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ben-Porath has had extensive experience working with difficult-to-treat, multidiagnostic individuals. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including university counseling centers, community mental health centers, adolescent residential treatment programs, correctional settings, and most recently with eating-disordered individuals. She has consulted at several mental health agencies in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, and the implementation of DBT programs.

Her research interests include eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, and dialectical behavior therapy. Her most recent publications have investigated the differential treatment effect of DBT on eating-disordered individuals with and without a comorbid borderline diagnosis and the role of DBT telephone coaching with suicidal clients.