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David S. (Scott) Klajic, Ph.D

Major, US Army (Retired)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Montana                Lic# 2842           Good Standing since               2019

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Alabama                Lic# 1661             Good standing since               2011

Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California                              Ph.D                      Clinical Psychology                2010

Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California                              MS                        Clinical Psychology                  2007

The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, California                    MA                        Christian Counseling                2003


EXPERIENCE:


Bureau Chief, Montana Department of Corrections                                       September 2018-March 2019

Helena, Montana


Senior Behavioral Health Officer, 1st Armored Cavalry Brigade Combat Team July 2017-September 2018

1st Cavalry Division

Fort Hood, Texas


Chief, Special Subjects Branch, Department of Behavioral Health Sciences           June 2015-July 2017

AMEDD Center and School and Health Readiness Center of Excellence

Fort Sam Houston, Texas


Deputy Chief, 3d Brigade Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic                                   Oct 2014-June 2015

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Fort Hood, Texas


Chief, Behavioral Science Consultation Team (J-Special Staff Position)                          Apr 2014-Oct 2014

Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


Chief, 3d Cavalry Regiment Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic                                    May 2012-April 2014

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Fort Hood, Texas


Behavioral Science Officer, Role 2 Hospital                                                                      June 2011-May 2012

Task Force Med--Alpha

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan


Staff Psychologist, Urgent Care and Triage Center                                                           June 2010-June 2011

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Fort Hood, Texas


Psychology Resident, Clinical Psychology Residency Program                                       Oct 2009-June 2010

Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Fort Gordon, Georgia


Psychology Intern, Clinical Psychology Internship Program (APA Accredited)            Oct 2009-Oct 2009

Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Fort Gordon, Georgia


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:


Utilization rates of soldiers at the Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic pre and post opening.


Predictive Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores on utilization and outcomes.


Telephone Case Monitoring for Veterans with PTSD


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:


AMEDD Center and School and HRCOE                                                                             June 2015-Present

Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Basic Officer Leadership Course (psychology track)

Captains Career Course (branch and area of concentration track)

Behavioral Health Science Consultation Course Manager

Embedded Behavioral Health Course

Brigade Health Care Provider Course (Behavioral Health Officer track)

Various teach-ins to Physicians assistant and Nurse Practitioner courses


University of Maryland, Extension Campus                                                                     Sept 2011-Apr 2012

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

Psychology 101

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Substance Addictions


OTHER RELEVANT WORK EXPEREINCE:


Turning Point Counseling and Education Services                                                          April 2005-Aug 2007

Sunnyvale, CA


SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS:


US Army Health Professions Scholarship                                                                                      AY 2006-2010


CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING:


Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM-Mitchell and Everly Model)

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC)

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS)


MILITARY SPECIFIC TRAINING:


Instructor Training Course

ITC-Required for instructor positions with AMEDD C&S


Behavioral Science Consultation Team

BSCT—an operational assignment performed in a national security setting


Basic Officer Leader Course

BOLC—the entry level officer course upon being commissioned


Captains Career Course

CCC—second level officer course, required for promotion to Major


OTHER RELEVANT ASSIGNMENTS/SPECIAL DUTIES:


Subject matter expert (SME) for Fort Hood, Texas providers to learn and consult/train on Command Directed Behavioral Health Evaluations

CDBHE—these are quasi-forensic evaluations of soldiers at the request of command seeking questions about fitness for duty.


Completed 20 Rules for Court Martial 706 (RCM 706) evaluations while part of the regular rotation for these.

These are court-ordered sanity/forensic evaluations for defendants making an insanity plea.


Sleep SME for Army Performance Triad “Train the Trainer” program at AMEDD Center and School.


Conducted several years supervising interns/unlicensed mental health providers while stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. This was an additional assigned duty as I was the senior psychologist on Fort Hood. It was my job to assist unlicensed psychologist complete their dissertations and complete the licensing process in order for them to be world-wide deployable.


MILITARY AWARDS/DECORATIONS:


DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (DMSM)

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL w 1 OAK LEAF CLUSTER (MSM)

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL w 1 OAK LEAF CLUSTER (ARCOM)

ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (AAM)


PUBLICATIONS/POSTERS:


Paine, C.M., Klajic, D.S., (2016, September). A Retrospective Epidemiologic Study on Prevalence and Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in U.S. Service Members. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Military Social Work Conference, Austin, TX.


Klajic, D. S. (2010). Reliability and factor structure of the combat readiness questionnaire (Order No. 3428374). . (817737704). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/817737704

Crawford, E.F., Rosen, C.S., Fitt, J, Klajic, D.S., Franco, Z, & Goodwin, M. (2007, August).  Telephone Case Monitoring for Veterans with PTSD. In C.S. Rosen, (Chair), Using Innovative Technologies to Expand Access to PTSD Treatment. Paper presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Beutler, L. E., Clinton, D. Gierlach, E., & Klajic, D. S. (2008).  Evidence-based and empirically supported treatments.  In Leong, F. T. (Editor-in-Chief), Tinsley, H. E. A., & Lease, S. H. (Volume Editors).  Encyclopedia of Counseling: Volume 2. Personal/Emotional Counseling and Mental Health (pp. 589-592).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

REFERENCES:

Upon Request.