Jennifer Van Gorp

Jennifer Van Gorp

Join us on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for this CEU virtual event featuring presentations from three of our psychologists! Free to attend or $20.00 for 2.0 CEUs pending approval by UPA, NASW-UT, UAMFT, and UMHCA. Everyone who registers will be emailed the recording, presentation slides, and CE Quiz within one week following the event.

This lecture will review the criteria and traditional conceptualizations of post-trauma reactions from the DSM-5 and discuss emerging research of less traditional conceptualizations of trauma.

Specifically, the presenters will explore post-trauma reactions in the context of relationships (e.g. related to betrayals and affairs); presenters will highlight the proposed criteria for complex trauma and discuss trauma-informed interventions that address its unique sequalae of symptoms; and presenters will discuss considerations of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents.

Learning Statement:

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should have a better understanding nontraditional forms of trauma including affairs and relationship distress; a better understanding of PTSD and C-PTSD/complex trauma disorder; and a better understanding of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review literature of trauma, PTSD, and the overlap between related conceptualizations
  • Gain a better understanding of complex trauma disorders
  • Identify considerations of trauma-informed care for children and adolescents


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

Brown, E. J., & Campbell, C. L. (2009). Children’s refractory posttraumatic stress disorder: An ecological, evidence-based perspective. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Cognitive behavior therapy for refractory cases in children and adolescents (pp. 201-229). New York, NY: Springer.

Cohen, J. A., Mannarino, A., P., & Deblinger, E. (2012). Trauma-Focused CBT for children and adolescents: Treatment applications. The Guilford Press: New York, NY.

Cook, A., Spinazzola, J., Ford, J., Lanktree, C., Blaustein, M., Cloitre, M., ... & Van Der Kolk, B. (2005). Complex trauma in children and adolescents. Psychiatric annals, 35(5), 390Kliethermes, M., Schacht, M., & Drewry, K. (2014). Complex trauma. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, 23(2), 339-361

Luyten, P., Campbell, C., & Fonagy, P. (2020). Borderline personality disorder, complex trauma, and problems with self and identity: A social‐communicative approach. Journal of Personality, 88(1), 88-105.

Nikulina, V., Hergenrother, J. M, Brown, E. J., Doyle, M. E., Filton, B. J., & Carson, G. S. (2008). From efficacy to effectiveness: The trajectory of the treatment literature for children with PTSD. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 8, 1233-1246.

About the presenters:

Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and its collateral effects. In addition to providing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dr. Taylor recognizes the significant overlap between mind and body and often includes somatic therapies in session. A background in trauma has informed Dr. Taylor’s work with couples as well. She brings a trauma-informed perspective into session and offers couples therapy based in the Gottman Method. In addition, Dr. Taylor has a background in humanistic and existential therapy which has proven particularly helpful in the exploration of spirituality, meaning, identity, and sexual wellness.

Jordan Kugler, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist at UCEBT who specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (PTSD) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Jordan completed an APA accredited internship at the Salt Lake City VA healthcare system. Jordan has experience in several settings, including VA outpatient clinics, community mental health settings, student counseling centers and trauma-informed outpatient clinics. He has research and clinical interests in suicidal behavior and post-trauma reactions. Jordan’s therapeutic style is upbeat, collaborative and emphasizes identifying, developing and actualizing his client’s values.

Sloan Strike, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist at UCEBT who specializes in evidenced-based therapies with adolescents, young adults, and their families. Over her 12 years in New York City, Sloan specialized in providing family therapy and parenting support. She values working with youth and their families to create opportunities for improved communication and healthier relationships. She is also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has extensive training working with adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma and suffer from anxiety and depression. Additionally, Dr. Strike is certified in The Gottman Method for couples therapy.

Program Notices:

Conflicts of Interest: None noted.

Commercial Support: None.

UCEBT Trauma, Stress, and Resilience (TSR) Program Director Open Position 

Job Type: Full-time 
Salary: $100,000-$120,000/year 
Hours: 40 hours per week 
Education: Doctorate (Required) 
License: Psychologist, Eligible in Utah (Required), PSYPACT (Preferred)  
Work authorization: United States (Required) 

About Us:

Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment (UCEBT), a growing outpatient practice, is seeking a licensed outpatient Program Director-Therapist for our TSR Clinical Program. Specifically, we are looking for professionals with supervisory experience and expert training in evidence-based therapies for trauma treatment. Our TSR team is a thriving program with community ties to support the care of a range of individuals including: survivors of DV, sexual trauma, and childhood abuse and neglect; survivors of single-incident events such as car accidents and natural disasters; medical professionals; and victims of trauma related to race, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity. 

We are a multidisciplinary team of expertly trained professionals, including psychologists, nurse practitioners, doctoral trainees, and expert consultants. Our work is based on a core set of values including specialized care, scientific rigor, accountability, and data-based results. UCEBT staff have access to extensive training and experience in the treatment and management of a wide range of mental health difficulties across the lifespan. In addition to providing clinical services, many of our staff provide supervision to trainees, offer expert community consultation, and hold faculty appointments at the University of Utah. 

UCEBT is dedicated to fostering a diverse, vibrant, and responsive work environment. Employees are able to designate preferences for in-person care, telehealth, or hybrid scheduling. We adapt to support the individual and family needs of our staff, including flexible work schedules and opportunities for advancement and innovation. Employee happiness and work-life balance are regularly discussed in meetings and supported through our center policies.   

For Applicants:

Interested candidates should have a terminal degree (e.g., PhD/PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or a related mental health field. Candidates must be license eligible to practice in the State of Utah and PSYPACT is preferred. Interpersonal warmth, openness to feedback and interest in continual learning are essential. Candidates should be highly attentive, self-assured, and proactive, with solid decision-making skills and adept clinical judgement. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or with specific skillsets in treating diverse populations are encouraged to apply. The clinician will have the opportunity to see clients in the age range of their interest(s), including children, adolescents, and adults.  


  • 100% premium covered by UCEBT for personal health insurance, vision and dental 
  • Retirement savings with company contribution 
  • Paid annual training stipend  
  • Licensure renewal assistance and CEU tracking  
  • Monthly group wellness activity  
  • Flexible schedule  
  • Costco membership  
  • Monthly phone reimbursement of $50  
  • Unlimited paid time off  
  • Paid holidays  
  • Ongoing didactic training 
  • Short Term Disability insurance coverage  
  • One month of paid sabbatical leave  
  • Option to work in multiple locations, including remote telepsychology practice  
  • Company retreats 


  • 2 years post licensure (or close) 
  • Evidence of advanced training and expertise for modalities used in treating trauma 
  • Willingness to train others internally and externally 
  • Willingness to network within the community and nationally  

Responsibilities include:    

  • Plans, develops, implements and maintains vision and day-to-day operations of clinical program. 
  • Ensures expertise of team members with ongoing oversight and coordination of trainings in Program area. 
  • In conjunction with outreach coordinator, develops and implements public relations and outreach plan for specific program 
  • Provides oversight and timely consultation for urgent clinical issues that arise with the clients and clinicians within their program. 
  • Implements agency-wide QA and Outcome Measurement initiatives within their program. Supports clinicians to make data-informed clinical decisions in client care.
  • Provision of direct clinical care within your program. 
  • Provision of direct clinical care to a smaller caseload of clients from at least one other Program (DBT, Anxiety & Mood Disorders or Assessment & Testing). 
  • Manages program budget  
  • Representation of program at weekly meetings of Program Directors 
  • Liaison between administrative departments and Program Directors through representation at weekly meetings 
  • Occasional on-call evening or weekend coverage. 
  • Conducts psychological assessments for children and/or adults 
  • Manages a caseload within UCEBT expectations  
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner 
  • Exemplifies conduct consistent with UCEBT values of professionalism, collaboration, and compassionate care 


  • Psychology licensure in Utah (required)  
  • Must have valid driver’s license in the state of Utah and means of transportation  
  • Formal training and expertise in evidence-based treatments 
  • Specialty training or certification in a clinical area of expertise (e.g. EMDR, PE, CPT, TF-CBT) 
  • Demonstrated program and supervisory experience  
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English  
  • Strong written and verbal skills  
  • Basic computer knowledge  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively on interdisciplinary projects  
  • Critical decision making/problem-solving skills  
  • Knowledge of DSM-5 diagnoses/disorders  

Workplace Requirements:   

  • Sitting 70-75% and Standing 25-30%  
  • Occasionally lifting objects such as boxes or client charts  
  • Walking up and down stairs  
  • Need access to Telehealth compliant work area, laptop, private internet access  

This position requires a thorough knowledge of law, regulations, and ethics related to the provision of mental health services.  Candidate will be expected to acquire this knowledge immediately if hired:  

  • The operations manual of UCEBT, particularly issues of client relations and privacy.  
  • HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)- Regulations & Standards Utah State Law regarding mental health, particularly related to consent to treatment and maintenance of health care information-Title 62A Utah Human Services Code: Chapter 15 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Act.  
  • The American Psychological Association Ethics of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (or field-appropriate equivalent).  

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, and the names/contact information of 2-3 professional references to . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.  

Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

Join us on Friday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MST for our webinar, "Holding Space for Pride: Best Practices in Intersectional LGBTQ+ Affirmative Care". 

To commemorate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, this presentation will discuss best practices in queer affirmative care. We will discuss the latest updates in identity development and protective factors of the community, as well as discuss intersectionality of religious and ethnic culture as it relates to members of our community. 

This presentation will present up-to-date research on topics affecting LGBTQ+ individuals in the context of treatment, as well as provide best practices and model therapeutic approaches for intersectional topics (e.g. race, gender, relationship configuration, religious belief).

By the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

1) Identify key aspects of sexuality development, gender development, and identify development in the LGBTQ+ population;

2) Describe three ways of applying evidence-based principles from research or tailoring existing interventions for intersectional LGBTQ+ populations; and,

3) Identify resources for seeking additional consultation and learning for building competence in working with LGBTQ+ population.

About the presenters:

Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD, school-clinical child psychology. Kimberly specializes in intersectional and multicultural perspectives in applying evidence-based treatment to individuals from marginalized populations.

Tyler Lefevor, PhD, counseling psychology. Tyler's specialties are in research methods, multiculturalism/diversity, and LGBTQ mental health.

Both presenters have clinical and research interests in religious intersections in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Register here:

Join us this Friday for our virtual event, "Calm and confident approaches for assessing self-harm and suicidality: Best practices for risk and liability management". This talk will cover current best practices for managing self-harm and suicide risk. It will explore the ethical issues that arise when working with this population.

About the presenter:

Sheila Crowell, Ph.D. is the Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program and the Director of Research and Training for UCEBT. She received her doctoral training in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Crowell has over a decade of specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), this includes seven years of supervised training in the treatment of self-injury and personality disorders by Dr. Marsha Linehan, who developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 

Dr. Crowell is also an associate professor of psychology at the University of Utah and an expert in the prevention of suicide, self-injury, and personality disorders. Dr. Crowell has received research funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Institute for Mental Health. Her objective is prevent suicide and suffering through the integration of scientific understanding and compassionate care.

Register here:

May 12, 2022

UAMFT Conference

We will be staffing a booth at the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Spring Conference on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, 2022. We have so many exciting things to share with the MFT community including our work with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Gottman Consultation group, our Assessment and Testing Program, and two upcoming events! Come on by and let's chat!

We are so honored to announce that UCEBT has been voted the winner of this year's City Weekly "Body & Mind" Best of Utah 2022 for "Best Mental Health Treatment Center"! 

Published by City Weekly: "UCEBT's mission is to improve the quality of mental health by enhancing access to comprehensive, evidence-based treatments. Such psychotherapies typically have clear targets, a timeline for treatment and the ultimate goal of enabling client to recover without the need for long-term therapy support. 'I don't know where I would be without their help,' says one patient. 'They were professional and caring during my entire time.'"

Thank you to everyone who voted and showed their support for evidence-based mental health treatments!

For a list of the results:

Between 15-20 percent of new moms experience postpartum depression and anxiety; if left untreated, this can cause lasting negative health effects on the mom and the child. The month of May recognizes Maternal Mental Health Awareness. In honor of maternal mental health, we have compiled a list of our favorite resources that includes both local and national resources for maternal mental health. One resource in particular is PSI Utah; this is likely the most comprehensive resource page for maternal mental health in Utah. Includes hotlines/warmlines, treatment facilities, childcare services, support groups, and resources for fathers, adoptions, and doulas among others. Here's our list of resources:

April 13, 2022

We're on TV!

In honor of Autism Awareness Month for the month of April, our autism specialist, Dr. Laura Rowley, will discuss the misdiagnosis of autism on KUTV’s Fresh Living Segment. 

Dr. Rowley will be answering these questions:

  • Why is autism commonly misdiagnosed?
  • What could individuals look for that may actually reflect underlying autism?
  • What help is available for individuals who may wonder if they or a loved one are on the autism spectrum?

Tune in on the following stations: 

  • Between 1-1:30p KUTV
  • Between 2-2:30p KMYU
  • Between 3:30-4p KJZZ

For those of you who cannot be in front of a TV on Friday, you can watch live at this link:

We are excited to announce our upcoming event "Working with Narcissism: Caring for Our Clients and Ourselves", presented by our CEO and founder, Robin Lange, Ph.D. this Friday, April 8, 2022 for 2.0 CE hour (UPA, NASW-UT, UAMFT, UMHCA).

Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are frequently referenced in popular culture, yet rarely discussed in context of diagnostic criteria, treatment options, or clinical prognosis. This lecture will present a brief overview of the history of this diagnosis, as well as considerations for assessment and treatment of narcissistic traits and self care for those working or interacting with people who meet criteria for this diagnosis.

About the presenter:

Robin Lange, Ph.D., counseling psychology. Dr. Lange received her doctoral training at the University of Denver and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the SLC VA Medical Center. In addition to her position as CEO and co-founder of the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment (UCEBT), Dr. Lange continues her clinical practice specializing in treating adults with developmental trauma, chronic medical conditions, multiple treatment failures, personality disorder, and Narcissistic traits.

In recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month, we have compiled our favorite resources related to autism. Our resource list includes various organizations, books, videos, and podcasts. We have topics such as: ASD and LGBTQA+, Neurodiversity in the Workplace, local and national resources for families, research and trainings for mental health professionals, and a Q&A video from our resident Autism specialist, Dr. Laura Rowley. Check out this list of resources here:  If you see something we missed, please let us know by emailing