Dana Borkum is a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides individual, family, and group therapy services for children and adolescents with difficulties in emotion regulation, mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma, and co-occurring suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).
Dr. Borkum earned her B.S. in Psychology from Northeastern University before earning her master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from William James College. Dr. Borkum’s research has focused broadly on the longitudinal course of non-suicidal self-injury, as well as the fidelity to the inhibitory learning model of free anxiety treatment apps.
Clinically, Dr. Borkum has worked in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health agencies, and academic medical centers. She has received specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Unified Protocol for Emotional Disorders (UP). During her predoctoral internship at Western Youth Services in Santa Ana, CA, she received extensive training in the provision of trauma-informed therapy utilizing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has also received training in comprehensive psychological evaluation for difficulties related to learning, attention, personality functioning, neurocognitive impairment, and mood.
Dr. Borkum is passionate about creating a safe, accepting, and fun atmosphere. She recognizes the impact of the socio-cultural systems in which individuals are embedded. To this end, she has a specific interest in providing family therapy and parent coaching to promote positive and long-lasting change.