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Jamie D. Bedics, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Email: jbedics@callutheran.edu
Office: Bell House (3263 Pioneer Street #4250)

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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. 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, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Education

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-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.

Expertise

Psychotherapy Process and Outcome, Personality Disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Theory, Statistics and Research Methods, Treatment of Suicidal Behavior

Publications


Bedics, J. D., Atkins, D. C., Harned, M. S., & Linehan, M. M. (in press). The therapeutic alliance as a predictor of outcome in dialectical behavior therapy versus non-behavioral psychotherapy experts for borderline personality disorder. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training.

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.

Steenwyk, S.A.M., Atkins, D. C., Bedics, J. D., & Whitley, B. E. (2010)  Images of God as they relate to life satisfaction and hopelessness. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 20, 85-96.

Atkins, D. C., Dimidjian, S., Bedics, J. D., & Christensen, A (2009). Couple discord and depression in couples during couples therapy and in depressed individuals during depression treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 1089-1099.

Bedics, J. D., & Atkins, D. C. (2006).  Timothy Leary.  Invited entry in W. A. Darity (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition.  New York: Thomson/Gale.

Bedics, J. D., Henry, W. P., & Atkins, D. C. (2005). The therapeutic process as a predictor of change in patients' significant other relationships during the course of time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42, 279-284.

Atkins, D. C., Bedics, J. D., McGlinchey, J. B., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2005). Brief Report: Assessing clinical significance: Does it matter which method we use? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 982-989.

Schut, A. J., Castonguay, L. G., Flanagan, K. M., & Yamasaki, A. S., Barber, J. P., Bedics, J. D., & Smith, T. L. (2005).  Therapist interpretation, patient-therapist interpersonal process, and outcome in psychodynamic psychotherapy for avoidant personality disorder. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42, 494-511.

Pincus, A. L., Dickinson, K. A., Schut, A. J., Castonguay, L. G., & Bedics, J. (1999). Integrating interpersonal assessment and adult attachment using SASB. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 15, 206-220.

Pincus, A. L., Ruiz, M. A., & Bedics, J. D. (1999). Using the Structural Analysis Social Behavior (SASB) to differentiate young adults with borderline personality disorder features. Journal of Personality Disorders, 13, 187-198.

Recent Professional Presentations

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.

MacVie, J.,* Hill, H.,* & Bedics, J. D. (2013, November). The association between coping strategies and binge eating disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. 

*Tutino, C., & Bedics, J. D. (2012, November). Goal attainment scaling in dialectical behavior therapy: A pilot study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

*Carow-Smith, B., & Bedics, J. D. (2012, November). Autonomic indicators of antisocial and borderline personality personality traits in a non-clinical sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Bedics, J. D. (2012, August).  Using theory as a guide to balance research and clincial practice during graduate training. In C. Conway (Chair), How to effectively balance clinical and research activities in graduate school.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL. 

Bedics, J. D., Dixon-Gordon, K., & Fruzzetti, A.E. (2012, June). An evaluation of the mechanisms of change in dialectical behavior therapy.  Chaired symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA.

Bedics, J. D., Atkins, D.C., Comtois, K.A., & Linehan, M.M. (2012, June). The therapeutic relationship and alliance during dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder: Therapist and patient perspectives.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA.

*Andrade, R. A., & Bedics, J. D. (2012, April).  Management of experiential avoidance in a college sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

*Cortes, D., & Bedics, J. D. (2012, April). Contributing risk factors to non-suicidal self-injury in a college sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

*Riberio, A., & Bedics, J. D. (2012, April). Intimacy and perceived interpersonal processes using a daily diary approach. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

*Tansey, C., & Bedics, J. D. (2012, April). Mediating the link between hostility and health: The role of love-affirming relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

*Wry, N., Bedics, J.D., & Atkins, D.C. (2011, November). The effect of case formulation training on patient outcome and the working alliance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada. 

 

*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

 

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