Jeff Ball, PhD
CEO, Executive Director and Founder
Dr. Jeff Ball, a native of Los Angeles, received his BA summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA. Here, he earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology and completed research on both projective processes in marital relationships and an integrative treatment model of bipolar disorder.
Dr. Ball has trained clinically in several treatment modalities but works primarily in a psychoanalytic relational model. His clinical focus has been directed toward personality and mood issues, including depressive and bipolar states.
In his role as CEO, Dr. Ball supervises, teaches, and consults at PCH. He presents his model and vision for mental health both within the center as well as in the clinical and academic communities. Dr Ball was a psychologist at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, and he worked for many years in private clinical practice.
Dr. Ball has been on the UCLA faculty in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior as an assistant clinical professor for many years. He’s taught undergraduate and graduate-level psychology courses including Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment, Psychoanalysis, and Law and Ethics in Psychology. As an assistant professor at the University of Southern California, Dr. Ball taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, painting, and playing basketball and tennis as well as spending time with his family. His major goals in life are to change the face of mental health treatment and to watch UCLA win a national championship in football – unfortunately, the former is probably more likely than the latter!