Orin Borders, Ph.D.
California Psychology License #Psy8742
Twenty-five years of experience doing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with adults and children in private practice, teaching hospital and community mental health settings.
BA in Anthropology, UC Berkeley 1970
MA in Social Anthropology, UC San Diego 1971
Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, UC Davis 1982
Regents Fellowship, University of California, 1975-77
Co-recipient of Devereaux Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journal of Psychological Anthropology, 1978
Psychotherapy with a large range of troubled individuals, couples, families, adults and children. Specialized in long-term relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy with individuals and couples. Conducted several many-years-long therapy groups. Conducted workshops for coulples struggling with the borderline/narcissistic-styled dynamic. Collaborated with several therapists in long-term conjoint couples therapy. Psychotherapy supervision.
Staff Psychologist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis
Provided psychotherapy and psychological evaluations to spinal cord injured patients (paraplegic and quadraplegic), chronic pain patients, and psychosomatic patients. Also provided psychological consultation to diverse hospital services concerning psychological aspects of medical illness, death and dying.
Research Associate, Bi-Valley Medical Clinic
Provided research consultation and data analysis of extensive study of the use of limit-setting in the methadone treatment of heroin addiction.
Clinical Director, Midtown Manor Residential Treatment Center
Provided psychotherapy to a diverse range of schizophrenic, bi-polar and character-disorded patients and directed/supervised staff of six psychotherapists.
Psychological Intern, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine,
University of California, Davis
Provided psychotherapy to a broad range of patient populations.
Conducted psychological evaluations of children with varied neuromuscular disabilities.
Worked as a research assistant and associate on several cross-cultural studies: a comprehensive Rorschach study of an entire Yukon Eskimo village, a study comparing/contrasting Chinese and Japanese familial attitudes related to autonomy, attachment, achievement and family affiliation, a study of the relevance of familial attitudes to delinquency among lower and middle class urban Japanese, a study comparing interpersonal attitudes among Black, Hispanic and White incarcerated young adults. Consulted on a study of Irish villager interpersonal-familial attitudes. Served as coordinator to Berkeley/Mount Zion Interdisciplinary Seminar on the Cultural Contributions To Mental Illness. Worked as research assistant on Rorschach data from NIMH Schizophrenic Twins Project.
John J. McCarthy and Orin T. Borders. “Limit setting on drug abuse in methadone maintenance patients.” Am. J. Psychiatry, Dec 1985; 142: 1419 – 1423.
George DeVos and Orin Borders. “A Rorschach Comparison of Delinquent and Non-Delinquent Japanese Family Members.” Journal of Psychological Anthropology. 1979, 2(4):425-442.
George Devos, Lisabeth Hauswald and Orin Borders. “Cultural Differences in Family Socialization: A Psychocultural Comparison of Chinese and Japanese. In Japan: A Comparative View, Albert M. Craig (ed.). Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979, pp. 214-269.
Bryce Boyer, George DeVos, Orin Borders, and Alice Borders. “The Burnt Child Reaction Among the Yukon Eskimos.” Journal of Psychological Anthropology. 1978, 1(1):7-56.