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GREETINGS!

Dr. Jason Olin
 

  • Pronouns: He | Him | His

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Clinical Neuropsychologist

  • Psychotherapist

  • Neuropsychologist/ Psychologist for FAA Aeromedical Evaluations

  • Former Biotech Executive  

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About Me

My passion is focused on helping people work to improve themselves and their relationships. 

In particular, I care greatly about trying to bring closeness back to relationships when there has been the creation of distance. I also feel like it is vitally important to create more openness about changes in our health as we age. 

 

How this passion came to be.

Temperamentally, I was a pretty sensitive child who preferred familiarity and was prone to worry. Having grown up experiencing divorce and upheaval as a teenager, I wanted to understand why relationships grew and then could end.

I also saw the effects of health changes in my own family, being the youngest of my siblings, being raised by relatively older parents, and seeing first-hand the effects of many chronic diseases.

I knew that not all adult relationships were like my parents, but I didn’t know what made them more successful. Having learned to become a psychologist and having my own counseling experiences helped provide me personal growth experiences that I found so helpful in my own development.

How I carry forward as a psychologist.

Working with the people who see me is a personally fulfilling experience, as every journey that we take is unique. 

 

How I try to help you.

I believe that the work we take together is part of your own personal development and growth. Sometimes it means having to accept more realistic views of ourselves and our adult relationships. Sometimes it means having to live with health changes that we’d much rather not have. Overall, I want to help create a pivot point that allows you to grow and make the most of the adult relationships that you have.

I also love clinical diagnostic work.

Some of us specialize in either therapy services or assessment. I like doing both! Assessment work is all about understanding your brain and trying to use that added understanding to help you further. Whether we're trying to rule out early Alzheimer's disease, the effects of long-term substance abuse, or identify ADHD, the goal is to use that new information to give you more effective tools. 

I work with airmen and ATCs, too.

I've received specialized training to be an FAA psychologist and neuropsychologist. If your AME has asked you to get further assessments, I can help with that.

 

I have intimate familarity with business and corporate culture.

A large chunk of my career involved working as a scientist in the biotech industry. As a result, I have extensive familarity with the unique stresses that we experience as both individual contributors and leaders.

Credentials

Education

  • 1986 BS Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • 1989 MA, Psychology (Clinical), University of Southern California

  • 1991 Clinical Internship, LAC+USC Medical Center

  • 1992 PhD, Psychology (Clinical), University of Southern California

Licenses

  • 1994 Psychologist, California (PSY13932)

  • 2000 Psychologist, Maryland (non-renewed, 03764, 2000-2004)

  • 2024, Mental Behavioral Telehealth Psychologist, Idaho (MBTPSY - 203979)

Affiliations

 

  • American Psychological Association

  • California Psychological Association

  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association

  • Orange County Psychological Association

Faculty Appointments

  • Pepperdine University, GSEP

Volunteering Activities

  • Red Cross, Services to the Armed Forces, Resiliency Trainings

Books

  • Olin, J.T., & Keatinge, C. (1998). Rapid Psychological Assessment. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Select peer-reviewed literature (over 60 publications)

  • Olin, J.T., Schneider, L.S., Eaton, E.M., Zemansky, M.F., & Pollock, V.E. (1992). The Geriatric Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory as screening instruments in an older adult outpatient population. Psychological Assessment, 4, 190-192.

  • Olin, J.T., Schneider, L.S., & Kaser-Boyd, N. (1996). Associating personality pathology with emotional distress in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 2, 93-101.

  • Olin, J.T., Schneider, L.S., Doody, R.S., Schmitt, F.A., Clark, C.M., Morris, J.C., Ferris, S.H., & Reisberg, B. (1996). Clinical evaluation of global change in Alzheimer’s disease: Identifying consensus. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 9, 176-180.

  • Olin, J.T., Pawluczyk, S., Kaufman, G.T., Taussig, I.M., Henderson, V.W., & Schneider, L.S. (1997). A comparative analysis of Spanish- and English-speaking Alzheimer’s disease patients: Eligibility and interest in clinical drug trials. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 3, 183-190.

  • Olin, J.T., Schneider, L.S., Katz, I.R., et al. (2002). Provisional Diagnostic Criteria for Depression of Alzheimer Disease. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10, 125-128.

  • Olin, J.T., Katz, I.R., Meyers, B.S., Schneider, L.S., & Lebowitz, B.D. (2002). Provisional Diagnostic Criteria for Depression of Alzheimer Disease: Rationale and Background. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10, 129-141.

  • Olin, J.T., Reynolds, C. F., III, Light, E., Cuthbert, B. (2003). Career development and training in geriatric mental health. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 11, 275-279.

Research Grants

  • NIMH: $646,272, K07-MH01368, Academic Career Award, “Psychosis in Alzheimer’s disease,” 1996-2000

 

Corporate Biotech Experience

  • Vice President, Medical Affairs

  • Disease Area Head

  • Senior Director, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs

  • Medical Director

  • Associate Medical Diretctor

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