Dr. Denise Ben-Porath earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ben-Porath has had over 20 years of experience using DBT with difficult-to-treat, multidiagnostic individuals. As a seasoned clinician and a former Behavioral-Tech DBT trainer, her experience of applying DBT to various treatment settings extends to university counseling centers, day treatment programs, inpatient units, correctional settings, community mental health centers, and private practice settings. She has provided numerous trainings both national and internationally on dialectical behavior therapy.
Fellowship, Grant Awards and Honors
Pona, A., Jones, A.C., Masterson, T., Ben-Porath, D.D. (2018). Biases in Attention and Memory for Body Shape Images in Eating Disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders.
Ben-Porath, D.D., Bhatnager, K, & Sedall, S. (2018). Physical Health-Related Counseling Issues: Eating Disorders, Elimination Disorders, and Chronic Illness/Disability Counseling. In Kress, V. E., Paylo, M., & Stargell, N. A. (2018). Counseling children and adolescents. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson.
Ben-Porath, D.D. & Bhatnager, K. (2015). Feeding and Eating Disorders. In V. E. Kress and M. J. Paylo’s (Eds.), Treating those with mental disorders: A strength-based, comprehensive approach to case conceptualization and treatment (Chapter 11). Columbus, Ohio: Pearson.
Wisniewski, L. & Ben-Porath, D.D. (2015). Dialectical behavior therapy and eating disorders: The use of contingency management procedures to manage dialectical dilemmas. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 12, 129-140.
Ben-Porath, D.D. (2014) Orienting clients to dialectical behavior therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice,
Federici, A. Wisniewski, L., & Ben-Porath, D.D., (2012). DBT- Enhanced Day Treatment for Multi-Diagnostic Patients with Complex Eating Disorders: Description, Effectiveness, and Future Directions. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 330-338.
Ben-Porath, D.D. (2011). Introduction to the Special Issue on DBT and Telephone Skills Coaching. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice,18, 165-167.
Limbrunner, H. Ben-Porath, D.D. & Wisniewski, L. (2011). DBT Telephone Skills Coaching with Eating Disordered Clients: Who Calls for What Reasons, and for How Long? Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Invited Series on DBT and Telephone Coaching, 18, 186-196.
Ben-Porath, D.D. (2010). Dialectical Behavior Parenting: The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques to Parenting. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17, 458- 465.
Ben-Porath, D.D. & Wisniewski, L. (2010). Outcomes of a Day Treatment Program for Eating Disorders using Clinical and Statistical Significance, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 40, 115-123.
Ben-Porath, D.D., Wisniewski, L., & Warren, M. (2009). Differential Treatment Response for Eating Disordered Patients with and without a Comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis Using a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Approach. Eating Disorders, 17, 225-241.