Karen A. Jones, M.F.T.

kj@karenjones.com (949) 455-3200

Clinical Career

  • 20 Year, Successful Private Practice
  • Behavioral Medicine & Holistic Health Specialist
  • Multidisciplinary Team Leader
  • Dynamic Business and Performance Enhancement Coach
  • Extensive Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing Experience
  • Trained & Experienced in All Major Psychotherapeutic Disciplines
  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (Projected graduation: 12/01)

Clinical Positions
1997: One year, Director of Psychological Services, Center for Special Immunology, Beverly Hills, CA. Individual, couple's and group therapy with HIV/AIDS, CFIDS, cancer, and other chronic illnesses, psychological assessment and testing, neuropsychological screening, psychological research, treatment planning, end stage issues, pain management, medication adherence, hospital practice. PNI; behavioral medicine.

1995: Three years National Coordinator of Psychological Services, Center for Special Immunology. (5 sites) PR & Marketing, Design/oversee AR and MIS operations for psychological services, facilitate coordination of corporate AR and treatments sites, oversee psych billings and collections at treatment sites, financial analysis and projection, design and implement policy and procedure manual, design and implement patient satisfaction and QOL components, staff development, HR, grant development, program analysis, supervise therapists.

1991: (to present) Director of Psychological Services, Center for Special Immunology, Fountain Valley, CA. Individual, couple's and group therapy with HIV/ AIDS, CFIDS, cancer, and other chronic illness patients, psychological assessment and testing, neuropsychological screening, psychological research, treatment planning, end stage issues, pain management, medication adherence, hospital practice. PNI, behavioral medicine. Program development, PR & Marketing, staff development, lecture circuit.

1981: (to present) Private practice. Short and long-term dynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy with adults and children. Marital/family therapy, psychological testing. Treating a variety of disorders: stress management; depression; substance abuse; personality disorders; gender identity issues, adjustment to medical conditions, memory enhancement, behavioral medicine, sports and business performance enhancement, practice building consultation, lecture circuit.

1981: One year Coordinator, Children's Day Treatment Center, Santa Ana, California. Supervise interns; program planning and management; quality assurance; case management; staff development; budget planning; grant proposals, State & Federal compliance, OSHA.

1980: One year Mental Health Worker, Children's Day Treatment Center, Santa Ana, California. Individual and group therapy with latency age, special needs children. Program evaluation, treatment planning, interdisciplinary staffing. Supervisors: Diana Seeb, Ph.D.; Peter Gelker, MD.

1980: Two years Mental Health Worker, Santa Ana Child Guidance. Individual and family therapy with latency age and adolescents in outpatient setting. Treatment planning; crisis intervention; psychological testing, psychopharmacological training. Supervisor: Elvin Mackey, MD.

Licensed Psychological Assistantships
1999: (To present). Two years Psychological Assistant, private practice. Psychological testing, neuropsychological testing, rehabilitation psychology, NLP, memory enhancement, behavioral medicine. Supervisor: Doug Harrington, Ph.D., ABPN.

1991: Three years Psychological Assistant, private practice. Cognitive-behavioral therapy; psychological testing; hospital practice. Supervisor: Linda M. Grossman, Ph.D.

1988: Three years Psychological Assistant private practice. Psychoanalytic training and clinical applications of Mahler, Kernberg, Kohut, Freud. Supervisor: Barbara Kreedman, Ph.D.

Internships
1980: One year MFCT intern private practice: psychodynamic therapy; borderline, narcissistic personality disorders; developmental arrests/fixations. Supervisor: Barbara T.Kreedman, Ph.D.

1980: One year internship, Buena Park Mental Health and Day Treatment. Group therapy with chronically psychotic adults: program design and evaluation; psychological testing; behavior modification; psychopharmacological training. Supervisor: Don Beaumeister, Ph.D.

1980: One year internship, Buena Park Mental Health- Family Services. Individual and group therapy with outpatient adults and children. 12 - 15 cases/week: treatment planning; peer review; charting; psychological testing; collateral work. Supervisor: Sharon Rippner, Ph.D.

1979: One year volunteer, Straight Talk Clinic, Cypress, CA. Counseling adolescents and families; substance abusers; runaways; probation referrals; developmentally disabled. Supervisor: Peter Ebersole, Ph.D.

1977: One year internship, Connecticut Valley State Mental Hospital. Intake and admissions, locked women's ward; occupational therapy; psychological testing; behavioral contracting with autistic children. Supervisors: Laura Toomi, Ph.D., and Fern Weiner, Ph.D.





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