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Curriculum Vitae


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Curriculum Vitae

  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae Jason S. Berman 16990 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 225 Dallas, Texas 75248 972-853-7070 E-mail: POSITIONS Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice,Dallas, Texas,2009-present Clinical Psychologist, Jewish Family Service, Dallas, Texas 2008-present Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2008-2010 EDUCATION Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Severe Mental Illness, University of California, San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System 2007-2008 University of Texas,Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (APA approved), June 2007 Baylor University, Master of Arts, May 2001, Philosophy Bachelor of Arts,Magna Cum Laude, May 1998, Philosophy University of Haifa, Israel 2001-2002, International Honor’s Psychology Program LICENCES Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Texas,2009 (PSY #34212) Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of California, 2008 (PSY #22143) CLINICAL INTERESTS Empirically supported individual and group psychotherapy for adults and adolescents Positive Psychology based consulting for individuals and organization Treatment of comorbid disorders: substance abuse/dependence and mood disorders
  2. 2. ADDITIONALTRAINING Training received at the San Diego Veteran’s Administration: Treatment of clients with dual-diagnosis, substance abuse and schizophrenia within a model of recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation Interpersonal therapy for individuals with psychotic spectrum disorders Strengths-based assessments and counseling with returning combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan with psychotic disorders and/or PTSD Long-term, psychodynamic individual psychotherapy patients Group therapy for Veterans Vocational interventions for individuals with serious mental illness seeking competitive employment Training in Seeking Safety: A model for Trauma/PTSD and Substance Abuse CLINICAL WORK EXPERIENCE Clinical Psychologist, Jewish Family Service, Dallas, Texas, December 2008-present Treat adults and child victims of domestic violence, trauma, and individuals with other types of psychopathology (e.g. affective, anxiety, psychotic disorders) in both individual and group psychotherapy modalities. Private Practice in Clinical Psychology, Dallas,Texas August 2009-present, conduct psychotherapy with adults and children Adjunct Professor ofPsychology,University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, August 2008-present; conduct research on Positive Psychology and psychological well-being in individuals and groups Research fellowship in treatment of anxiety disorders, Southern Methodist University, August 2008-November 2008; duties included training on breathing biofeedback intervention for individuals with panic disorder and asthma; project administration Postdoctoral clinical fellowship in psychosocial rehabilitation for severe mental illness,Veteran’s Administration San Diego Health Care System. 2007-2008. Approximately 1900 hours of clinical rotations both inpatient and outpatient included working with individuals with severe mental illness most of whom had a comorbid diagnosis of substance dependence or abuse. All clinical activities were taught and administered within the context of the Recovery Model for individuals with schizophrenia and substance dependence. Pre-doctoral clinical internship, August 2004-August 2006,Psychology Intern/Counselor UTA Counseling Services University of Texas at Arlington
  3. 3. Arlington, Texas. Counseled individually and in groups to culturally diverse clients. formulated and diagnosed individual problems and provided psychological treatment. Practicum, 2003-2006, UT Southwestern Psychotherapy ReferralService/community clinic. Outpatient individual and group psychotherapy (using psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral modalities), crisis intervention, personality and neuropsychological assessment/diagnosis Practicum, 2003, TerrellState Hospital, Dallas, Texas,Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Personality and neuropsychological assessment,consultation, and behavioral management planning in an inpatient unit PUBLICATIONS ANDRESEARCH Koren, D, Norman D.,Cohen, A, Berman, J.,Klein, E. (2005). Increased PTSD Risk With Combat-Related Injury: A Matched Comparison Study of Injured and Uninjured Soldiers Experiencing the Same Combat Events American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 276-282. Knapp, S., Gottlieb, M., Berman, J., & Handelsman, M. (2007). When laws and ethics collide: What should psychologists do? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 54-59. Berman, J., Moore, B. & Underwood, M, (2008). Character Strengths,Self-Schemas and Psychological Well-Being: A Multi-Method Approach. (manuscript under review for the Journal of Positive Psychology ) Berman, J., Knapp, S., Gottlieb, M.& Handelsman, M. (2008). Character Strengths and the APA Code of Ethics (in preparation) Dissertation: Character Strengths, Self-Schemas and Psychological Well-Being: A Multi- Method Approach ,UT Southwestern Medical School, 2007 INVITED PRESENTATIONS Character strengths for individuals with severe mental illness, presentation at the 33rd Annual Conference of the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA), June 14, 2008 Strengths for providers of psychological service to Veterans,San Diego VA Wellness and Vocational Enrichment (W.A.V.E) outpatient clinic, Spring 2008 Strengths to Achieve Re-Employment (STAR) class for Veterans with severe mental illness seeking competitive employment , Spring 2008 Understanding Adult ADHD,University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2004; Fall & Spring 2005, Spring 2006 Major Decisions Workshop (career decision guidance), University of Texas at Arlington, Summer 2006
  4. 4. Introduction to StrengthsQuest (Gallup Organization Strengths program), University of Texas at Arlington, Summer 2006 Introduction to Positive Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Fall 2005 Semester course on StrengthsQuest, University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2005 Israeli Settlements: 1967-2002, University of Haifa, Summer 2002 HONORS AND AWARDS National Register Health Service Provider, 2009 Martin E.P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology ( ), 2007 PhD Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Positive Psychology, 2005 National Register Psychologist Trainee Scholarship, 2006-2007 Saul Scheidlinger Scholar, American Group Psychotherapy Association, 2005 International Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at University of Haifa, Israel2001-2002 Phi Beta Kappa,Baylor University, 1998 Honors College graduate, Baylor University, 1998 Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Laurel Chapter 1998 Golden Key National Honor Society, 1996 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Group Psychotherapy Association American Psychological Association Dallas Psychological Association International Society for Political Psychology Southern California Positive Psychology Learning Community, Charter Member References available upon request