April Jones, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist - California & Illinois

National Register Health Service Psychologist

Certified Primary Care Behavioral Health Specialist

Certified ACEs Aware Provider



Education
Doctor of Psychology (2008) Concentration in Behavioral Medicine
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (2006) Concentration in Psychodynamic Therapy
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (2004) Concentration in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Bachelor of Arts (1998) Double Major in Psychology & Spanish Language Studies

Languages English & Spanish

Certifications & Awards
Primary Care Behavioral Health Specialist (2013) University of Massachusetts Medical School
Clinical Research Award National Institutes of Health (2010)
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society Leadership, Community Service & Scholarship (2006)
Presidential Fellowship Outstanding Academic Performance with 4.0 GPA (2005)

Addictions Recovery Affiliation
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, San Diego, California  
Verified Provider


Experience

  • Best Self Clinic, LLC. (California Headquarters) Private Clinic for Individuals & Families Comprehensive Trauma Recovery, Holistic Lifestyle Medicine, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Mindfulness Training & Addictions Treatment

            Medical Psychologist & Clinical Researcher (2012-Current)


  • University of Chicago Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

            Transplant Psychologist: Liver, Kidney, Heart & Lung Multidisciplinary Teams (2009-2012)
            Addictions Recidivism Study Co-Investigator (2008-2012)
            Smoking Cessation Study Psychotherapist (2008-2009)


  • Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, Psychology Department (APA-Accredited Health Psychology Internship)

            Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab Unit, Neuropsychology, Intensive Individual, Family & Group Psychotherapist (2007-2008)


  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Behavioral Medicine Department

            Pain & Diabetes Clinics: Psychotherapist and Clinical Researcher (2006-2007)

  • Hartgrove Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital & Pediatric Day Hospital

            IQ & Personality Diagnostician for Child, Adolescent & Adult Inpatients

            Pediatric Day Hospital: Group Therapy Leader & Psychoeducation Specialist (2005-2006)


  • The American Cancer Society at Austin, Texas

            Smoking Cessation Psychotherapist & Psychoeducation Specialist (2004-2005)


  • The Settlement Home for Children: Group Home for Abused & Mentally Ill Girls

            Psychotherapist & Group Therapy Leader (2003-2004)


  • Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Women’s Counseling & Referral Center

            Psychotherapist & Psychoeducator for At-Risk Women & Families (2002-2003)


  • Family House At Austin Recovery: Residential Treatment for Mothers & Children Under 6

            Psychoeducation Group Leader for Parenting Skill Development & Relapse Prevention (2002-2003)

Special Lecture Invitations


University of Chicago Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience (Dec 2009, Oct 2010, Nov 2011)                     

Psychological Practice in a Medical Setting Seminar.  Liver Disease and Transplantation: Psychological Assessment and Treatment

Invited Lecturer                                                                                                                          


University of Chicago Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine (Apr 2009)
Advanced Clinical Skills II: Physical Diagnosis Course

Supervision and evaluation of second year medical students’ performance on interviewing skills with patients with histories medical non-compliance and addictions.​
Faculty Preceptor

University of Chicago Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience (Nov 2008)
Advanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Course: Treating Substance Abuse with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy for psychiatry residents, medical students & psychology interns.
Invited Lecturer                                                                                                                             

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Behavioral Medicine Department (Feb 2007)
Psychoeducational training for medical staff on Stress Management and Self-Care for Healthcare Providers in a Hospital Setting.

Medical Staff Instructor

Dr. Jones, Founder & Director

Best Self ClinicTM