CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Management

B.S. in Business Administration & Psychology

Selected Professional Experience

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

January 2017 - Current

Private Practice | Pacific DBT

California

                                                                               
  • Providing comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy services and DBT informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for couples, individuals and families

  • Specializing in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, trauma and the treatment of shame

  • Conduct weekly DBT Skills Groups teaching Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Family Connections Leader for NEABPD, providing 12-session courses that provides education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with a person with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or BPD traits

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

December 2016 - October 2018

Ginger.io

  • Provide HIPPA compliant, web-based, cognitive behavioral therapy for clients using the Ginger.io app for mental health services

  • Collaborate with providers through the app and utilize software data to inform treatment

  • Member of hiring and on-boarding team: Responsible for conducting interviews for potential new hires

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #77585

November 2013 - December 2016

Dialectical Behavior Center of San Diego, Scripps Ranch, CA

  • Completed 3000+ supervised, clinical hours working with individuals, couples and families

  • Provided comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for those struggling with challenging emotional and behavioral issues, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder, chronic depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidality, anxiety disorders, PTSD and shame 

  • Facilitated Adult and Multi-Family DBT skills training groups involving: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Walking the Middle Path

  • Actively participated in weekly multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings aimed at providing support for therapists to ensure adherence to the DBT model and other evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure

  • Utilized bio-feedback to inform treatment and promote new skills for regulating emotion using heart rate variability training

  • Co-lead psychoeducational and skills based workshops for spouses and family members of people with emotion regulation disorders

Per Diem Therapist, MFTI #77585

January 2015 - November 2016

Sharp Mesa Vista, Outpatient Programs, San Diego, CA

  • Therapist for a variety of outpatient programs including: Chronic Pain, Dual Diagnoses, Eating Disorders and Seniors

  • Facilitated CBT, DBT, and ACT skills based groups to patients in a variety of settings

  • Participated in multi-disciplinary treatment teams at San Diego County's largest, privately owned psychiatric hospital

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

August 2012 - August 2014

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Senior Intensive Outpatient Program, San Diego, CA

Dialectical Behavior Center of San Diego, Scripps Ranch, CA

  • Completed 750 clinical hours working with older adults in the context of skills groups, individual sessions, family sessions and couples therapy

  • Received supervision on clinical hours completed working with older adults with a variety of presenting problems including: anxiety disorders, major depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, self injurious behavior, family life cycle transitions, pseudo-dementia and grief and loss

  • Trained on providing thorough assessment and evaluations, including the use of MoCA and MMSE, client based advocacy and coordinating care with physicians and other treatment providers

  • Lead psycho-educational lectures to older adults on issues related to mental health ​and wellness

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  • Received supervision focused on completing thorough assessments using the SCID and providing evidenced based practices for treating shame, trauma, depression, anxiety and self-injurious behaviors

  • Active member of adherent, multidisciplinary, DBT treatment team

  • Developed and implemented skills based curriculum for a 24 week, parent training program

  • Co-facilitated DBT skills training groups for Adults and Adolescents

 

Child Life Service Volunteer

November 2009 - February 2011

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital; San Francsico, California

  • Worked with children in both pre and post operative conditions providing therapeutic support through the use of music, art and service animals

  • Helped children develop strategies such as imagery, distraction and relaxation to reduce anxiety

  • Provide support to families during medical procedures

Research Assistantship

January 2008 - December 2009

University of San Francisco; San Francsico, California

        

  • Data collector and co-author on poster submission, focused on emotional stroop tasks and delay of gratification correlation for 2009 APA child psychology conference

Professional Activities

  • Family Connections Leader teaching 12 week online class for UK & EU family members through NEA BPD | 2018 - 2019

  • Led training for psychology and post-doc students at Cal State University San Marcus | DBT foundations and clinical applications | 2 Day Training | 2016

  • Co-Led training at Balboa Naval Hospital for staff and faculty | DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder| 2015 

  • Co-Presenter at Aurora Behavioral Health's Lecture Series | DBT Strategies and Implementation | 2015 

  • Lead workshop for BPD Global | DBT skills for families | 2014

             

Continued Education

  • Cultivating Your Expert Mind: Discussions with DBT Experts | Practice Ground Series 2019

  • The Neurodharma of Love: Rick Hanson | Woodacre 2019

  • The Essence of Buddhist Psychology: Jack Kornfield | Spirit Rock 2018

  • The Art of Surrender: Christiane Wolf | Woodacre 2018

  • ISITDBT & ABCT Conference | San Diego 2017

  • NEABPD: Family Connections Training | Walnut Creek 2017

  • Foundations of Exposure Therapies | Behavioral Tech 2016

  • "The Gottman Summit" Emotion, Trauma and DBT | Integrating Research and Interventions | Seattle 2015

  • DBT Intensive Foundational 5 Day Training | Behavioral Tech | New York 2014

  • Working with Couples, Parents and Families in Distress: Alan Fruzzetti | Behavioral Tech | Seattle 2014

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action: Sue Johnson | San Diego 2014 

  • Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Forum | Lisbon 2013

  • West Coast Geriatric Psychiatry Conference | San Diego 2013

  • Bridging the Couple Chasm: Gottman's Level One Training | San Diego 2012

Professional Associations 

CAMFT

ABCT

NCCBT

2020 © Meredith Meyer LMFT

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