Dr. John Borgen earned his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2015, specializing in applied behavior analysis (ABA) in intensive settings.
He started his education with a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology from the
University of Minnesota. After graduation he worked in and supervised a unit at a residential
treatment center, working primarily with boys demonstrating aggressive or sexual acting out
behavior. Dr. Borgen obtained his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Marquette
University and wrote his thesis on the academic implications of stereotype threat and attention-
deficit/hyperactivity disorder. At Nova Dr. Borgen worked in the Severe Behavior Disorders
Program under the supervision of Bud Mace. Dr. Borgen completed his predoctoral internship at
the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Omaha, completing
rotations in Pediatric Feeding Disorders and Early Intervention as well as conducting evaluations
in the Autism Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Borgen completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital
in Baltimore. His responsibilities included supervising day treatment and inpatient cases,
conducting outpatient therapy, and completing assessments of new clients as part of an
Dr. Borgen is grateful to teach at Oregon Tech! Since the Fall of 2016, he has taught courses
ranging from Introduction to Psychology (PSY 201), to undergraduate ABA courses (PSY 334,
335, 434, 435, and 456), and graduate courses in the Master of Science in Applied Behavior
Analysis (MS-ABA) and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy programs. Dr.
Borgen is constantly looking for students to lead and integrate into projects based in ABA,
interdisciplinary projects within Oregon Tech, and collaborations with colleagues across the
nation. Currently, Dr. Borgen is integrating mindfulness practice into the courses he teaches,
supervising the JOBS program, providing therapeutic services for active duty military and
veterans, developing dog training protocols, assessing the behavioral factors that contribute to
renewable energy adoption, and developing a behavioral skills training package for training
therapists to treat pediatric feeding disorders. Additionally, Dr. Borgen is a lead behavior analyst
at the Behavior Improvement Group (BIG) clinic in Klamath Falls that supports the MS-ABA
program and specializes in the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.
Dr. Borgen is also interested and active in organizational behavior management, sport
psychology, and gamification in instruction. During his downtime he enjoys walking his
Norwegian Elkhound, cooking, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers (with season tickets!).
Please feel free to reach out by email to open a conversation or learn more!