Our Mission Statement
- Increase affordable access to DBT services for youth ages 7-24.
- Build community among our team and families to support stronger treatment outcomes.
- Value a multi-disciplinary, culturally competent team committed to leading-edge clinical training and on-going research.
- Commitment to clinical excellence, quality assurance, and accountability to our families for measurable treatment outcomes.
- Dissemination of evidenced-based treatments to the larger Southern California community.
“Working at Compass has significantly increased my quality of life as I’ve been able to engage in value-based action. A core value of mine since my intensive training in 2014 was to one day be a LBC-DBT Certified Clinician and as promised, I was able to be certified in 12 months. I have never worked for an employer that cares so much about my values, quality of life, and who has invested in me as a Clinician and in my future (i.e. working with students, being able to train the community in providing DBT, providing accessible and affordable adherent DBT to the community). My strengths are valued and appreciated and I’ve never once questioned that.”
–MARISSA COLANGELO, LCSW DBT-LINEHAN BOARD OF CERTIFICATION, CERTIFIED CLINICIAN™
Research Director (Ph.D in Psychology or Family Therapy)
Compass DBT Program Clinicians use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (as well as ACT, CBT and other evidenced-based treatments) to work with individuals (and their families) suffering from severe emotional & behavioral dysregulation, including mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, eating disorders, and cluster B traits. Compass’s Research Director Oversees the Quality Assurance, Treatment Progress indicators, and DBT Adherence of Compass Study Clinicians through supervision and consultation to the treatment team.
- Psy.D, or Ph.D.
- Have (and maintain) active registration with State of California respective licensing board with BBS or Board of Psychology.
- Must have a passion for working with adolescents in a team model.
Please send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you very soon!
Intake & General Inquiry: (888) 399-0138
Benefits of Joining the Compass Family
- Competitive pay structure with significant quarterly bonus
- 3 weeks Paid Time Off
- Employer matching 401k (up to 10%)
- Compass sponsored health insurance, vision, dental: Platinum and Gold – PPO & HMO options
(Compass pays 90% of premiums)
- Employer fully funded life insurance
- $200 monthly gym/ yoga studio allowance
- Small clinic with supportive team, the ability to influence ongoing program development, commitment to quality and building community
- Our program highly values and supports staff mindfulness meditations as a clinic (paid time)
- Research opportunities as a Duke University Performance Site
- Experience & training working at a DBT-LBC, Certified Program™
- Our clinic highly values team playfulness, cohesiveness, and life balance!
Professional Development Benefits at Compass
- Compass requires DBT-LBC certification for all clinicians and has a built-in support to walk you through all steps, including reimbursement of all certification fees.
- DBT-LBC Certified Team Lead and DBT-LBC Coders – available to review your DBT Case Conceptualizations and Videos for DBT Adherence and feedback.
- Expert Consultation monthly with a BTECH Expert DBT Trainer
- Comprehensive DBT Program, including clinical support from Family Connections program (free evidenced based 12-week class for parents), and individual DBT Skills Coaching (free skills coaching and behavior rehearsing by our clinical interns in training), Multi-Family Groups, Advanced DBT Groups, along with Standard DBT Skills Training Groups
- Study Clinician at Performance Site for Duke University research on the treatment of pervasive emotional dysregulation and identity dysregulation in teens & young adults under Primary Investigator Dr. Clive Robins, Professor Emeritus & BTECH Trainer. Program Clinicians will have an opportunity to be listed as co-investigators and participate in meaningful research & program efficacy evaluation.
- Compass is proud to announce that it will be the DBT Comprehensive Training Rotation for UCI’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry second year fellows. DBT-LBC Certified Clinicians at Compass will have the opportunity to teach DBT in Didactics to the student doctors and oversee their clinical training in DBT.
- As continuing education providers for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC & Psychologists, all Compass Clinicians will earn up to 100 CEUs annually while getting paid! Ongoing training in evidenced based treatments is a clinic core value.
Previous Compass trainings provided to Compass Clinicians:
- DBT-PE Intensive with Melania Harned, Ph.D
- DBT-C Intensive with Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D.
- DBT-A: When to Adapt versus Adopt with Alec Miller, Psy.D.
- DBT Strategies for Treating Multi-Problem Adolescents, Young Adults, and their Families with Alec Miller, Psy.D.
- Optimizing Teams Full Day Team Building with Ronda Reitz, Ph.D.
- OCD Treatment Exposure Response Prevention with Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.
- DBT Case Conceptualization Training with Shari Manning, Ph.D.
- MAPS- A (Mastery of Anxiety & Panic – Adolescents) with BTECH
- Family Connections Facilitator Training with Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.
- Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristen Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D.
- CBT- E for eating disorders through Oxford’s Center for Research on Eating Disorders
- Opportunity for growth and development within the company (Compass will be launching a residential program in 2021 to provide a continuum of care from Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Residential)
- Opportunity for Stage 2 work and company paid DBT PE Intensive Training with Dr. Melanie Harned (Dr. Harned provides individual and team consultation to complex PTSD cases here at Compass).
Study Therapist Disclosure and Duties
Compass is dedicated to providing the highest quality services possible, and thus highly values routine comprehensive program evaluation. Treatment information (e.g., current symptoms, improvement in symptoms, and progress toward goals) is tracked regularly for every patient at the initial intake appointment, throughout therapy, and upon graduation. As such, all members of Compass’ staff routinely track data by:
Administering relevant standardized measures upon intake (assessing the five areas of dysregulation common for the population we see; e.g., emotion dysregulation); and Obtaining weekly SUDs ratings of emotions and frequencies of target behaviors (e.g., suicidal thoughts, self-harm, substance use).
Our thorough tracking system allows us to maximize the quality of services delivered to every patient by ensuring that desired progress is being made with regard to treatment goals and by problem-solving any plateaus or lack of progress. These data are used to make critical treatment decisions such as when to start the next stage of treatment and/or when to graduate. The program evaluation structure at Compass also helps staff adhere to the evidence-based treatment model by remaining principle-driven in our decision making.