Dr. Jon Ulven
Jon Ulven, PhD, L.P, has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2003 and has worked for Sanford Health since 2004. He is licensed to practice psychology in Minnesota and North Dakota. Dr. Ulven completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas in 2001. He obtained his post-doctoral training as part of an assistant professional position at St. Cloud State University from 2001 to 2004.
At Sanford Health, Dr. Ulven is the department chair of Adult Psychology in the Fargo-Moorhead community since 2008. He provides individual outpatient psychotherapy, as well as consult liaison coverage in the hospital. He is competent in various applications of CBT, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD. During his tenure at Sanford Health, he has been the primary supervisor for 9 psychology residents. For the past 12+ years he has delivered psychological services to clinicians who are showing signs of burnout through the internal Clinician Assistance Program. Dr. Ulven is currently the first psychologist to serve on the Physician Executive Council at Sanford Health. Since 2021, Dr. Ulven is the lead clinician on a SAMHSA granted effort to provide resources and support to healthcare workers in the state of ND who have experienced increased stress due to the pandemic.
Dr. Ulven is a clinical assistant professor of clinical neuroscience with the University of North Dakota since 2007. He routinely works with Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Internal Medicine residents through education/training and facilitating a wellbeing support group. Throughout the Fargo Moorhead community and state of ND, Dr. Ulven has been an invited speaker for numerous mental health topics (e.g., suicide prevention, integration of behavioral health and primary care, cognitive processing therapy, motivational interviewing, pain management, coping with the effects of the pandemic). He was formerly appointed by Governor Jack Dalrymple to serve on the North Dakota Board of Psychologist Examiners from 2016-2018.