Specialty Behavioral Health

About Jim Carter, Ph.D


  • Member: Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) 2008-present
  • Diplomate: Academy of Cognitive Therapy 2007-present
  • Licensed clinical psychologist: State of California (PSY18893) 2003-present
  • Licensed clinical psychologist: State of Maryland 1999-2003



  • Clinical and Consulting Psychologist,  Specialty Behavioral Health, La Jolla, CA (2004 – Present)


  • Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary), Dept of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA (2005-2012)
  • Staff Psychologist, Psychological & Counseling Services – University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA (2002-2004)
  • Instructor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (2000-2002)
  • Associate Director, Addiction Treatment ServicesJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD (2000-2002)
  • Therapist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians: Baltimore, MD (1999-2000)


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology: University of Georgia
  • B.A. Psychology: University of Michigan