Director of Training
Dr. Jessica Schneider is the Director of Training on the executive team at CBT California. She completed her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Throughout her supervised clinical work over the last 12 years, Dr. Schneider has treated adolescents and adults with chronic mental illness, including mood and behavior dysregulation, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Schneider’s research foci have been in the efficacy of school based treatment in helping adolescent females cope with and confront the effects of relational aggression, helping HIV affected and infected individuals cope with the effects of the virus on the individual and family, and identifying the efficacy of different treatment modalities on therapeutic and relational change. In addition, Dr. Schneider completed her APA-accredited internship and two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families residential programs. Dr. Schneider worked with a multi-disciplinary team for foster and adjudicated youth. During her fellowship, she was intensively trained and became the lead consultant for the DBT team focused on treating adolescent girls in residential treatment. In addition, she trained front line staff in DBT skills coaching to help patients generalize their effective use of skills and new behaviors to their natural environment.