Jason completed his undergraduate work at the University of Utah with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Physiology in 1989. While there, he worked as a research assistant in the areas of human sexuality and memory working with both human and animal subjects. Before attending graduate school, Jason worked in psychiatric inpatient and intensive outpatient settings with both adults and adolescents with a wide variety of presenting problems.
He completed his Master of Social Work degree in 1995 at the University of Utah with special emphasis on child, adolescent and family behavioral health. He completed a social work residency at primary children's medical center working with both victims of sexual abuse and sexually reactive children. Jason spent the next two years working with at-risk children and adolescents in foster care and group home settings. Jason spent the next ten years working with adolescents and their family's in residential treatment settings which provided rich opportunities to learn and grow as a clinician treating the dynamic and complex problems our children experience today. He has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has developed adolescent DBT programs in residential treatment centers and wilderness settings before coming to Pacia. He has specialized in the treatment of self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse.
Jason has held positions as a Clinical Director where he has innovated programs and served students finding their way in this life. He combines this with his many years of experience in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families to become a very strong asset to Pacia Life and its mission to assist young adults using their passion realize success. Along with his enthusiasm, he has a wonderful ability as an experienced clinician to be able to assess what’s left out and intervene in ways that remove barriers to success and assist students reaching their true potential.