All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Pacia Life is thrilled to announce the hiring of Jason L. Capel, LCSW as Director of Clinical Services for all Pacia Life locations, worldwide.
Jason completed his undergraduate work at the University of Utah with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Physiology in 1989.While there, he worked as a research assistant in studies of human sexuality and memory, working with both human and animal subjects. Before attending graduate school, Jason worked in psychiatric inpatient and intensive outpatient settings with both adults and adolescents with a wide variety of presenting problems. He completed his Master of Social Work degree in 1995 at the University of Utah with special emphasis on child, adolescent and family behavioral health. He completed a social work residency at Primary Children's Medical Center working with both victims of sexual abuse and sexually reactive children. Jason spent the next two years working with at-risk children and adolescents in foster care and group home settings. Jason spent the next ten years working with adolescents and their families in residential treatment settings, which provided rich opportunities to learn and grow as a clinician treating the dynamic and complex problems children experience today. He has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has developed adolescent DBT programs in residential treatment centers and wilderness settings before coming to Pacia. He has specialized in the treatment of self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse.
Jason has held positions as a Clinical Director where he has innovated programs and served students finding their way in this life. He combines this with his many years of experience in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families to become a very strong asset to Pacia Life and its mission to assist young adults, using their passion to reach success. Along with his enthusiasm, he has a wonderful ability as an experienced clinician to be able to assess what’s left out and intervene in ways that remove barriers to success and assist students reaching their true potential.
About Pacia Life
Pacia Life is a transitional experience that guides young adults with strong therapeutic and clinical support systems who are seeking to live a results-based life in areas of education, vocational training, apprenticeships, careers, entrepreneurship, personal financial independence, domestic and international GAP year experiences, etc.
Through the Tatori method, students also receive curriculum, support, and coaching in areas of finances, resume building, executive functioning, health and nutrition, wellness, leisure time, social life, relationships, home repairs, and more.