Miriam Wollesen, Psy.D.
Director of Operations
Dr. Miriam Wollesen is the Assistant Training Director at CBT/DBT California. Dr. Wollesen has conducted research on DBT and presented data at national and international conferences including the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT), and is a guest lecturer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health on CBT for Schizophrenia. She was the Social Media Liaison for the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP) and has been a guest lecturer at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, teaching staff about CBT in medical settings.
Dr. Wollesen completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the APA Accredited Wright Institute, in Berkeley, CA. and specializes in utilizing evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Wollesen assisted in the in development and expansion of the DBT program at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic, providing training and supervision to graduate students, and leading both didactics and case consultations.
Dr. Wollesen has also served in the Prodromal Assessment, Research, and Treatment (PART) Program at the University of CA, San Francisco. The PART program is dedicated to early detection, assessment, and intervention with individuals (ages 12-35) who are at risk for developing a psychotic disorder. Dr. Wollesen completed her APA-Accredited post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she taught and supervised graduate level clinical psychology students. Dr. Wollesen also received intensive training in CBT at an APA accredited internship at WellSpan Behavioral Health in York, PA. Her research and clinical interests include emotion dysregulation among adolescents and adults, transdiagnostic processes, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for psychosis (CBTp), multiracial identity, and culturally competent therapy practices.