Dr. Borden received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed her APA accredited internship at Ravenswood Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Borden has interests in child, couple, and family problems and their treatment; sexual orientation and gender identity; legislative advocacy; and school consultation, particularly the potential therapeutic and social justice impact of school personnel and policies. Dr. Borden’s publications and presentations include work on mentoring; families of gender nonconforming children; women’s development; professional psychology education and training including competencies and the assessment of competence; child and parenting issues; internship issues; and program accreditation. She is serving a six-year term as Editor of the APA journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, for which she previously served as Associate Editor for six years. As Associate Editor, she edited special sections on LGBT parenting (August, 2014), transgender issues (February, 2015), and contemporary assessment practice (June and August, 2017). As Editor, she is coediting a special issue on substance use disorders and addictions. Dr. Borden also serves as a Consulting Editor for the APA journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
Dr. Borden was president of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology for 2000-2001, where she previously served as chair of the Education and Training Committee, chair of the Gender Issues Committee (now called the Women’s Issues Committee), and chair of a national conference on preparing psychology practitioners for the new millennium. Dr. Borden has served on steering committees for numerous conferences, including the 2002 Competencies Conference in Professional Psychology and the 2005 Half-time Internship Conference. She is a site visit chair for the American Psychological Association, and consults with programs across the country on program development, curriculum, leadership, program policies, and accreditation.
Dr. Borden has developed programs for parent education, school and parent consultation, and stress and coping at the Antioch Psychological Services Center, where she serves as a clinical supervisor and leads a live consultation/family therapy seminar. She is interested in integrative-interpersonal approaches to therapy. Pursuing her interest in public policy and legislative advocacy, she is the Northern New England Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FEDAC) for APA’s Education Directorate, and visits New Hampshire’s congressional delegation regularly to advocate for federal programs related psychology education and graduate training. She received the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs’ Education Advocacy Award in 2007, and an NCSPP special presidential recognition for her contributions to Professional Psychology Education and Training in 2020.
Prior to joining the Antioch University New England faculty, Dr. Borden was Professor of Psychology and Director of the PsyD Program at Pepperdine University, and supervised psychology and social work students at the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena, California where she also developed mental health programs for parents. Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire.