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UCEBT Therapist Open Position, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program

Job Type: Full-time 
Salary: Variable Based Upon Hourly; $80,000 - $120,000 annually 
Hours: 40 hours per week 
Education: Advanced Degree in Mental Health, such as a Doctorate or Master’s (Required) 
License: Eligible in Utah (Required) 
Work authorization: United States (Required) 

Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment (UCEBT), a growing outpatient practice, is seeking one or more licensed outpatient therapists for our Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program. 

About Us:  We are a multidisciplinary team of expertly trained professionals, including psychologists and expert consultants. Our work is based on a core set of values including specialized care, scientific rigor, accountability, and data-based results. Our mission is to improve the quality of mental health care in the state of Utah and beyond by enhancing access to comprehensive evidence-based treatments, evaluations, and testing. We strive to uphold our mission by providing exceptional clinical care and disseminating quality standards via training, research, and provision of expert consultation. UCEBT staff have extensive training and experience in the treatment and management of a wide range of mental health difficulties ranging from depression and anxiety to suicidality. In addition to providing clinical services, many of our staff hold faculty appointments at the University of Utah and receive ongoing training in the latest clinical approaches. Our staff is committed to providing ethically sound treatment, with particular attentionding to upholding the rights and dignity of all people and the pursuit of justice. UCEBT is a member of the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild, and strives to make an impact in our local community in order to further the mission of increasing access to quality care. The company places high value on supporting training of employees as well as pre- and post-doctoral trainees. 

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 (i.e.e.g., PhD/PsyD/MSW) in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or School Psychology, or a related mental health field. Candidates must be license eligible to practice in the State of Utah. Interpersonal warmth, openness to feedback and interest in continual learning are essential. Candidates should be intensively, highly attentive, self-assured, proactive, and with solid decision-making ability and 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. 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Maintaining a caseload within UCEBT full-time status (i.e., 24 clinical face-to-face hours per week) 
  • Maintaining individualized self-care practices with support from supervisor 
  • Participation in at least one of our other clinical programs (Anxiety and Mood, Assessment and Testing, Trauma, Stress and Resilience Team) in addition to DBT program
  • Willingness to engage in outreach, including providing expert talks, presentation of clinical data, or other forms of collaboration with our community partners
  • Willingness to see some short-term EAP clients to balance caseload, with potential for on-site work
  • Serve on one or more administrative teams as a clinical representative to support the functioning and ongoing improvement of care at our center
  • Completion of charting in a timely manner
  • Regular use of outcome assessments and responsive treatment planning
  • Fulfillment of on-site clinician hours to support trainees and other clinicians in a consultation role
  • Conduct that exemplifies UCEBT values of professionalism, collaboration, and compassionate care 


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


  • Licensure in Utah (required) 
  • Have means of transportation 
  • Intensive training or certification in a clinical area of expertise (e.g., BTECH DBT Foundational), and/or prior experience conducting comprehensive DBT, including individual DBT sessions and DBT skills groups 
  • Formal training and expertise in evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, ACT)
  • 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 positions are 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. 

Published in General

UCEBT's incoming DBT clinician, Jordan Kugler, will be presenting on Thursday, June 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at the 2021 Addictions Update Conference hosted by the University of Utah:


"Building a Life Worth Living" will discuss the key components of full-model Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and review the research supporting treatment outcomes of DBT.

In this presentation we will review the core components of DBT and discuss the function of each as they relate to treatment targets at each stage of treatment and the core philosophy of dialectics which guides the course of therapy.

We will be using case examples to illustrate these points and help participants understand how a person who is in “hell”, characterized by emotional misery and chronic suicidal behavior, can create a “Life Worth Living” that is characterized by the pursuit of values and wisdom.

Participants will be provided with handouts and other resources that summarize the presentation and will allow for further pursuit of DBT-related research.

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role and function of the core components of treatment adherent DBT; and,
  • Explore the treatment targets of each stage of treatment within DBT and explain the philosophy of dialectics and key dialectical dilemmas that guide decision making in DBT.
Published in News and Updates

Originally presented on February 14, 2020 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment designed to reduce self-injurious behaviors, decrease suicide risk, and enhance skillful behavior. This lecture will present the latest thinking of DBT experts, brought back to Utah by Dr. Crowell following the November 2019 National ISITDBT conference. Dr. Crowell will also present select segments from Dr. Linehan’s recent memoir, with an emphasis on how Marsha’s personal journey can be used to enhance client motivation and improve treatment outcomes.    

About the presenter: Sheila E. Crowell, Ph.D. is the director of the dialectical behavior therapy program at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Crowell was previously a doctoral student at the University of Washington and she received training and supervision directly from Dr. Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT. Dr. Crowell now specializes in dialectical behavior therapy, suicide prevention, and psychopathology.  

Published in News and Updates

Zero Suicide Summit 7/19/2019

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Skills For Reducing Suicidal Distress
By Sheila Crowell

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Published in Presentations