About Dr. Ubick

About Jon Ubick’s psychology practice and teaching:

Dr. Ubick’s private practice is currently a tele-therapy practice and the core of his practice is seeing clients using DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) techniques and treatment protocols (see about DBT link).

Additionally, he teaches DBT to individuals, groups, and therapists.  Currently, he is accepting only Stage 2 DBT clients (if you have participated in a year of full DBT you likely fit this criteria).

His private practice, for the past 15 years, has focused on the unique needs of clients with severe mood disorders and personality disorders.  He also had led DBT groups in residential-treatment settings in West Los Angeles, Brentwood, and Santa Monica areas.

With this particular focus he sought training by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developing researcher of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), attending annual weeklong intensive workshop she teaches.  He has been trained by Marsha in the new materials found in the new “DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets” published in 2015.  DBT has been proven by research to be an effective and powerful treatment for mood and personality disorders.

As part of the exploration of DBT models of treatment, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga have become central to his personal life and psychotherapy practice.

His training, listed below, focused on traditional psychodynamic and psychoanalytic procedures.  His interest in DBT grew out of the observation that traditional approaches (including medication management) lacked effectiveness with individuals who had suffered decades of poor mental health accompanied by frustrating relationships.  While traditional approaches offered a good theoretical basis for treatment they lacked the specificity needed for a successful treatment – leaving the client and therapist frustrated.

In 2014 he completed a six-month training lead by one of Marsha’s original collaborators, Shari Manning, in which he studied the actual treatment protocol used in research.  Using this protocol ensures that the outcome of treatment to be a success.

Dr. Jon Ubick, a California native, received his training at Alliant International University/CSPP-LA in the Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic track.  During training, his internship placements were at the finest outpatient therapy sites with the best analytic supervisors there are in Los Angeles (including Maple Counseling Center and Wright Institute-LA).

He specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood Disorders utilizing DBT methods.

He is licensed by the State of California Board of Psychology to work as a psychologist under license PSY 20344.

His Training:

Three years on a weekly consultation team with other DBT therapists.

CSPP-LA/Alliant University, Masters & Doctorate degrees in psychology 1999 & 2001

DBT Training with Marsha Linehan – Annual Weeklong Intensive Training; these trainings focused on mastering the materials found in the updated 2014 Skills Workbook.

Post Doc, Psych Assistantship 2001-2004 Supervisor:  Michael Seabaugh

Wright Institute Los Angeles, Psych Intern 2001

Maple Counseling Center TMCC, Psych Intern 2000

Valley Community Clinic, Practicum 1999

Pasadena City College, Testing Clerkship 1998