Jamie D. Bedics, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Bell House (3263 Pioneer Street #4250)
Office Hours: By Appointment
Dr. Bedics received his BA in psychology from Penn State University, his MS in clinical psychology from the University of Utah, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA. He completed a clinical internship at the Portland VA Medical Center where worked as a member of the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment team and was training in evidence-based treatments at the DBT Center of Seattle where he was trained by the leading experts and trainers in DBT. Dr. Bedics is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology.
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. Dr. Bedics 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. He is currently the director of the DBT training program in the doctoral program of clinical psychology at CLU and is the director of the DBT Services at CLU Community Counseling Center
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. In this position he has worked as a DBT Research Therapist on a large, multi-site (UCLA & University of Washington), randomized-controlled trial of DBT for suicidal and self-harming adolescents (Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotions and Suicide or CARES).
Dr. Bedics is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, American Association of Suicidology and the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He is currently serving as Associate Editor for the journal Psychotherapy published by the American Psychological Association.
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:
Clinical Instructor & Psychologist II
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, 2012-Current
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
Associate Editor - Psychotherapy - American Psychological Association, 2016-Present.
Consulting Editor - Psychotherapy - American Psychological Association, 2013-2016.
Psychotherapy Process and Outcome, Personality Disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Theory, Statistics and Research Methods, Treatment of Suicidal Behavior
Bedics, J. D., Atkins, D. C., Harned, M. S., & Linehan, M. M. (2015). The therapeutic alliance as a predictor of outcome in dialectical behavior therapy versus non-behavioral psychotherapy experts for borderline personality disorder. Psychotherapy, 52, 67-77.
Bedics, J. D., Korslund, K. E., Sayrs, J. H. R., McFarr, L. M. (2013). The observation of essential clinical strategies during an individual session of dialectical behavior therapy. Psychotherapy, 50, 454-457.
Bedics, J. D. (2013). Similar long term benefits with dialectical behaviour therapy or general psychiatric management for people with borderline personality disorder: A commentary on McMain et al.’s “Dialectical behavior therapy compared with general psychiatric management for borderline personality disorder: Clinical outcomes and functioning over a 2-year follow-up” [Peer commentary by J. D. Bedics]. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 16, 16.
Bedics, J. D., Atkins, D. C., Comtois, K., & Linehan, M. M. (2012). Weekly ratings of the therapeutic relationship and introject during the course of dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 49, 231-240.
Bedics, J. D., Atkins, D. C., Comtois, K., & Linehan, M. M. (2012). Treatment Differences in the therapeutic relationship and introject during a 2-year randomized controlled trial of dialectical behavior therapy versus non-behavioral psychotherapy experts for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 66-77.
Recent Professional Presentations
Bedics, J. D., Atkins, D. C., Linehan, M. M(2015, September). The perceived interpersonal context surrounding alliance rupture-repair episodes during dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Bedics, J. D. (2014, June). Conceptualizing the therapeutic alliance and therapeutic relationship in dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Moncharsh, A.,* & Bedics, J. D. (2014, April). Observational strategies for studying and conducting research on the therapeutic relationship during graduate training in dialectical behavior therapy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
Bedics, J. D. (2014, April). Getting the most out of graduate training in dialectical behavior therapy: a clinician-scientist model. Chaired symposium at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
*denotes California Lutheran graduate student in psychology
- Grant Funding
Title: A moment-to-moment observational analysis of the therapeutic relationship as a predictor of outcome during dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of borderline personality disorder
Funding Source: American Psychological Association – Division 29 – Psychotherapy
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: The measurement of treatment adherence during graduate training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Funding Source: Faculty Research and Creative Work Award - California Lutheran University
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: The development of the therapeutic relationship during graduate training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Funding Source: Community Leaders Association - California Lutheran University
Role: Principal Investigator