Clinical Psychologist, Consultant, Consulting Producer
Jody Echegaray, Psy.D. A Psychological Corporation
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Jody Echegaray

Educational History
 
06/2013                              Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA.
Family and Couple Emphasis
 
08/2011                              Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA.
 
08/1993                              Bachelor of Science, Radio-Television-Film
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
                                                          
Professional Affiliations
 
Los Angeles Psychological Association (Member)
Visual Effects Society (Active Member)
 
Certifications
 
Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
Certificate in Trauma Studies
 
 
Relevant Employment
 
08/2016 – Present          Adjunct Professor, Clinical Psy.D. Program
08/2014 – 05/2015       Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles
 
                                       Taught Adult Interventions course, providing instruction to students in  the use of interventions to individual adults across a variety of diversity spectrums.                                                                                        Four principal theoretical orientations were examined as basis for interventions: behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, and                                                                                              transtheoretical.  Emphasis on experience of affect, therapist's registration and use  of countertransference, and considerations of impact of multiple,                                                                                               reciprocally-influencing systems of therapeutic action.                    
 
Clinical Experience
 
11/2015 – Present          Clinical Psychologist, West Los Angeles, CA
Provide ongoing, long-term therapy to individuals and couples. 
Primary areas of specialty include relational and attachment trauma, pre-marital counseling, career stress and burnout, borderline, dependent and avoidant personality traits, life transitions, self-esteem  issues, spiritual  and psychological bypass,  media addiction,  co- and counterdependency issues, midlife issues and existential concerns, and anxiety and mood disorders.
 
04/2012 – 11/2015         Registered Psychological Assistant, Westwood, CA
Provided ongoing, long-term therapy to individuals and couples. 
Primary areas of specialty include borderline, dependent and avoidant personality disorders, career stress and burnout, life transitions, self-esteem building, spiritual bypass/spiritual emergency,  media addiction,  co- and counterdependency issues, substance use problems, and anxiety and mood disorders.
Supervisor: Julie Greines, PsyD
 
08/2011 – 08/2013       Pre-Doctoral Intern, Airport Marina Counseling Service,
                                                Westchester, CA
Community mental health agency serving the individuals, couples and families.  Provided couples and individual, long-term therapy with younger to older adult population in a psychodynamically-oriented site.
Performed initial intake, diagnostic formulations, prepared intake reports and recommendations. 
Administered TOVA, WAIS-IV and projective tests and prepared assessment battery reports.  Involved in helping pilot program designed to provide milieu therapy to at-risk homeless teenage and young adults.
Worked with on-site psychiatrists in total care management capacity.
 
08/2010 – 08/2011       Practicum Trainee, WISE & Healthy Aging, Santa Monica, CA.
 Community Mental Health Agency serving the older adult population 55 years and older who presented with comorbid Axis I and II disorders as well as social, environmental and medical issues.
 Worked with social workers, psychiatrist and case managers in a total care capacity.  Provided individual therapy sessions, in-home  services, proficient in DMH paperwork, performed  intakes and wrote annual assessments. Participated in weekly clinical professional seminars.
 
Relevant Presentations
 
11/2016  The psychology of production: Navigating the trenches of the entertainment industry
Presentation given to a mixed undergraduate/graduate-level seminar class at the USC School of Cinematic Arts taught by Joyce Cox.
 
A talk on the dynamics and influence of group psychology, personality traits and disorders, the effects of chronic stress and its role in mental and physical health issues, career burnout and potential for addictive behaviors in contemporary Hollywood film and visual effects production.
 
04/2015  Talking Therapy Podcast – Mass Media.
Podcast interview with Talking Therapy hosts John Webber, LMFT and RJ Thomas, MFTi on various aspects of the intersection of the contemporary media landscape, its potential effects on personal psychology and the role of personality in media consumption.
 
04/2015  Mass media effects, motivations for use, and media-based clinical interventions.
Presentation to students, faculty and mental health professionals at Pepperdine University. 
 
05/2014  Evolution of the Intern. 
In-service training presented to mental health staff at Airport Marina Counseling Services
 
02/2014  Spiritual bypass: The shadow side of spirituality and how it shows up in therapy. 
In-service training presented to mental health staff at Airport Marina Counseling Services
 
11/2013  Spiritual bypass: The shadow side of spirituality and how it shows up in therapy. 
In-service training presented to mental health staff at Airport Marina Counseling Services
 
06/2012  Mass media effects, motivations for use, and media-based clinical interventions.
In-service presented to mental health staff at Airport Marina Counseling Services.  Supervisors on presentation: Randy Noblitt, Ph.D. and Victor Cohen, Ph.D.                                        
Previous Employment
 
06/2011 – 01/2013        Consultant, House of Moves, Mar Vista, CA
Advised and was consulted on strategy for budget, implementation, and personnel, organizational and technology requirements for project-based organizational expansion. 
 
11/2008 – 06/2009      Production Manager, Imagi Animation Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA
Advised and was consulted on strategy for dual-site (Hong Kong to Los Angeles) technology, work-flow, role definitions and infrastructural suggestions.  Acted as liaison to manage and mitigate cross-cultural conflicts and interpretations. 
 
07/2006 – 11/2008       Visual Effects Producer, Avatar, Fox Studios, Playa Vista, CA
Responsible for managing visual effects production, costs, budget, crew morale and personnel issues. Responsible for overseeing implementation of  key production management systems.
 
11/2003 – 07/2006       Senior Visual Effects Producer, The Orphanage, San Francisco, CA Managed multiple teams and budgets on various films: Superman Returns, Harry Potter, Sin City, The Day After Tomorrow, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl.
                                               
                                                Directed initiatives to broaden infrastructural, organizational and technological systems, formulation of role definitions and org charts, financial reporting, budgeting standardization and tracking, and personnel career development.  Created mentorship and training program for interacting with difficult clients and projects with high organizational and financial risk.
09/1998 – 07/2003      Mocap and Digital  Effects Producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, CA
Mocap Producer on The Polar Express - responsible for helping to conceive, plan, hire key team members and implement the setup and shooting of novel motion-capture film. 
 
Visual Effects Digital Producer on Stuart Little 2 - managed crew of over 180 and delivery of project on time and under budget.
 
Digital Production Manager on The Hollow Man - managed a crew in excess of 80, responsible for evaluating and implementing solutions for key technological, budgetary and morale issues. 
 
Digital Production Manager on Stuart Little - managed a crew of in excess of 70.
 
09/1997 – 08/1998       Line Producer, Metrolight Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Duties: Responsible for managing visual effects production, costs and budget, crew morale and personnel issues.  Research and recommendation authority on a variety of personnel decisions, technology initiatives and financial tracking.
 
09/ 1996 – 08/1998      Visual Effects Coordinator, Boss Film Studios, Marina del Rey, CA
Duties: Coordinated multiple teams and budgets on various films: Air Force One and Starship Troopers.  Research and recommendation authority on a variety of personnel decisions, technology initiatives and project tracking.
 
09/ 1994 – 09/1996       Assistant Producer/Assistant Editor, Cosmo Street, Santa Monica, CA
Duties: Budgeting, project management and tracking on multiple, simultaneous projects.  Overall research and recommendation authority on all hardware and software purchases for company.  Responsible for maintenance and technical integrity of technological infrastructure.
 
10/ 1993 – 09/1994       Production Manager, various organizations, Greater Los Angeles area
Duties: Coordinating, project management and project execution on multiple live action commercials and films.  Responsible for crew hiring, logistical planning and execution and reconciliation of purchases, rentals and cash transactions.
 
Patents
 
Gordon, D., Chen J., Hastings, A.R., Echegaray, J. “System and Method for Capturing Facial and Body Motion”, awarded May, 2007.  U.S. Patent # 7218320.
 
 
Previous Presentations
 
07/2009.  The development and future of visual effects in film.
Presented to the Inner City Filmmakers summer 2009 program.
 
11/2002.  The role of the producer: Making 3D feature animation in the morning of the golden age.
Presented to the Los Angeles Chapter of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH audience of members and non-members with accompanying live webcast.