Boaz Y. Saffer


Mr. Saffer is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He obtained an M.A. in Clinical Psychology (2015) and a B.A. in Psychology (2010) from UBC. Mr. Saffer’s research examines the neuropsychological mechanisms underlying suicidal thoughts and suicidal acts. His research is supervised by Dr. E. David Klonsky and is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Killam Trusts, and UBC. Clinically, Mr. Saffer has completed advanced graduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Neuropsychological Assessment. He has worked with adult and older adult populations in a variety of settings including the Acute Psychiatry Inpatient Units (CDIU and BIU) at the Vancouver General Hospital, the Psychology and Neuropsychology Departments at Copeman Healthcare, the Collaborative Centre for Hoarding at UBC, and the UBC Psychology Clinic. In his spare time, he enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and spending time with his friends and family.