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Dr. McMain is a registered psychologist as well as a researcher, clinician and educator whose focus has been in psychotherapy methods and outcomes for borderline personality disorder. Dr. McMain is the Head of the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is also currently the principal investigator on a Canadian Institute of Health Research funded multi-site trial for the treatment of borderline personality disorder.
Widely recognized as a leader in DBT, Dr. McMain is frequently invited to give presentations on DBT and has offered consultation to hospitals on the co-ordination of DBT services for people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition, she has published a number of journal articles and book chapters on DBT, personality disorders, the treatment of people diagnosed with concurrent disorders and psychotherapy research. Dr. McMain obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from York University.