Jamie Bedics, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Dr. Bedics received his B.A. in psychology from Penn State University, his M.S. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA. He completed a clinical internship at the Portland VA Medical Center where he worked as a member of the dialectical behavior treatment (DBT) team and was trained in evidence-based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. He completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the DBT Center of Seattle where he was trained by the leading experts and trainers in DBT.
Dr. Bedics' research has focused on understanding how people change during the course of therapy and how patients' relationship with their therapist affects the outcome of treatment. Over the past four years he has worked with the developer of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington, and studied the role of the therapeutic relationship and self-concept change during DBT and the treatment of suicidal behavior. In collaboration with Dr. Linehan, his current research interest involves the evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based clinical practices, including DBT, during graduate training. He is currently the director of the DBT training program in the doctoral program of clinical psychology at CLU.
In addition to his duties at CLU, Dr. Bedics is a Clinical Instructor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. He is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology, Western Psychological Association, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research.
BA The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
MS The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
PhD Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
Academic Appointment, Affiliation, & Employment:
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, 2012-Present
Visiting Research Scientist, Attending Psychologist, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, 2010-2012
Clinical Fellow, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of Seattle, Seattle, WA, 2008-2010
Clinical Psychology Intern, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, 2007-2008
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of California
Consulting Editor - Psychotherapy - American Psychological Association, 2013-Present.
Psychotherapy Process and Outcome, Personality Disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Theory, Statistics and Research Methods, Treatment of Suicidal Behavior
Office: Bell House (3263 Pioneer Street #4250)