Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (DBT)

DBT Clinical Staff

Program Director, Supervisor

Jamie Bedics, Ph.D., is the clinical supervisor and director of the dialectical behavior therapy training program at CLU. He completed a clinical fellowship at the DBT Center of Seattle where he was trained by the leading experts and trainers in DBT. Over the past several years he has worked with the developer of DBT, Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, on research examining the role of the therapeutic relationship in DBT. His current research interest involves the implementation and assessment of evidence-based psychotherapy training at the pre-doctoral level.

Clinical Trainees

Ebony Christian is a third year PsyD student at California Lutheran University. She received both her BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Her current research interests include parent-child attachment of youth in foster care and its influence on the adolescent's social and emotional development. Her clinical interests include mindfulness and providing therapeutic services to adults and children with a range of social, cognitive, and behavioral problems.

Ashley Ribeiro is a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at California Lutheran University. She received her Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and MS degree in clinical psychology from California Lutheran University. Her interests include: clinical assessments with varied populations, dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents and adults, and applied behavior analysis for children with developmental disabilities in both home and school settings.

Carleen Tansey is a fourth-year PsyD student at California Lutheran University. She received her BA in psychology from California State University, Channel Islands, and her MS in clinical psychology from California Lutheran University. Her current research interest involves the assessment of trait hostility and its effect on physical health.

Sodah Minty is a second year PsyD student at California Lutheran University. She received both her BA and MA in psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York City where she also conducted research in the area of boredom proneness. Her current research interests include: dialectical behavioral therapy, assessment, suicidology, burnout and boredom.

Anna Moncharsh is a second-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at California Lutheran University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University in 2010. Her current research and clinical interests include: dialectical behavior therapy for adults and adolescents, clinical assessments with varied populations, and suicide prevention for adolescents and young adults.

Jeanette Rendina is a second-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at California Lutheran University. She received her Bachelors degree in psychology from California State University, Channel Islands. Her current research interest is in understanding object-relations and emotional regulation of clinical and non-clinical populations based on Linehan's (1993) biosocial theory.

Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Bucks is a second-year master's student in clinical psychology at California Lutheran University. She received her BA in psychology from California State University, Channel Islands in 2012. Her current interests include health psychology and the use cognitive behavioral therapy in treating anxiety and depression in hospital patients.

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