Associate Professor
Degrees: B.A. in Psychology with Distinction- Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Kent State University
Expertise: Personality Disorders

Spring 2014 Courses
PS 101-58  INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (HNRS)  TR  12:30-1:45pm
PS 375-51  CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY  TR  2:00-3:15pm

Spring 2014 Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday:  9:30am – 12:30pm

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of empirically supported treatments
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Etiology and treatment of borderline personality disorder

Recent Research Publications

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.

Fellowship, Grant Awards and Honors

  • Mandel Foundation Grant (December 2012)
  • Entrepreneurial Teaching Grant (December 2012)
  • Summer Teaching Fellowship (October 2012)
  • Recognized in Ohio Magazine for “Excellence in Education” (December, 2011)
  • Grauel Research Fellowship, John Carroll University (December 2011)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Nominee (March 2012)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Nominee (March 2011)
  • Summer Teaching Fellowship, John Carroll University (April 2011)
  • Honoree Inductee into Upsilon Rho Chapter Order of Omega (November 2009)
  • Summer Teaching Fellowship, John Carroll University (January 2009)
  • Summer Research Fellowship, John Carroll University (October 2008)
  • Grauel Research Fellowship, John Carroll University (January-May 2007)
  • Summer Teaching Fellowship,John Carroll University (February, 2006)
  • Summer Research Fellowship,John Carroll University (October 2002)
  • Summer Research Fellowship,John Carroll University (October 2001)
  • Summer Research Fellowship,John Carroll University(October 2000)
  • Summer Research and Creativity Fellowship,Kent State University(December 1999)
  • Applied Psychology Center Dissertation Research Award,Kent State University(August 1995)
  • Graduate Student Senate Teaching Award,Kent State University(August 1992)
  • Summer Tuition Scholarship,Kent State University(June 1992)
Professional Societies
  • 2014-present,  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice journal, Associate Editor
  • 1997- present,  American Psychological Association, Member
  • 2002- present, Ohio Psychological Association, Member
  • 2001-present,   Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Member

Current Clinical Experience

  • 8/2009 – present, Clinical Psychologist, Consultant at Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program
  • 10/2003 – present, Clinical Psychologist, Consultant at Bellefaire Jewish and Family Services in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program