Feb. 27 Meeting–Choosing a Therapist

Virtual Meeting
7:30 PM, Monday,
February 27,2023

Please come to hear Dr. Janice Jones speak about how to choose a therapist in our first “Ask the Doctor” meeting of 2023. There are several important questions to consider in finding the right therapist. Choosing and finding a therapist is a frequent issue in our support groups and on our help lines. It can take persistence and dedicated efforts to address these questions. Dr. Jones will help up us identify and consider those questions.

Dr. Janice Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from UCLA. She completed her predoctoral internship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI; now the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior) and received postdoctoral training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Currently, Dr. Jones provides direct services to adult clients in the Adult Outpatient Program in the Division of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA.

Dr. Jones has provided direct services in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings in community mental health clinics, academic teaching hospitals, and correctional settings. She has had extensive training and experience in evidence-based treatments, particularly in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dr. Jones is a diplomate and certified CBT therapist and supervisor in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is on the adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treatment team at Harbor-UCLA and is trained as a DBT Team Leader. She also provides consultation to providers and treatment teams conducting DBT in LA County Department of Mental Health clinics and contracted agencies. In addition, Dr. Jones provides countywide trainings on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and cultural competency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has been teaching and providing clinical supervision for more than 20 years to psychology graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and psychiatry residents at Harbor-UCLA as well as previously at the Department of Psychology at UCLA, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and Twin Towers Correctional Facility. She is currently a Health Science Assistance Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has also held appointments as Assistant (2005-2013) and Associate (2013-2020) Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA.