Curriculum Vitae

Beth Kaplan Westbrook, PsyD

2250 NW. Flanders St., Suite 105

Portland, OR 97210

503-222-4031

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Private Practice, Clinical psychology, Portland, OR. 9/91 – present.
  • Consultant, Diversion program for health professionals under the auspices of the Oregon Medical Association, 9/90 – present.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • BA, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1978.
  • MA, Expressive Therapies (Dance Therapy), Lesley College, Cambridge, MA, 1982.
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Certificate Program, Washington School of Psychiatry, Wash, DC, 1987
  • PsyD (Clinical Psychology), School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University (Outstanding Doctoral Candidate Award), 1991

ACTIVE LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Oregon Board of Psychology Examiners, 1993-present.
  • Certified Counselor, National Academy of Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CCMHC), 1990-present.

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Intern in Dance Therapy. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC, 1981-82. (Certified in Group Work Training and Crisis Intervention)
  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA, Therapist on a short-term psychiatric and neuro/medical unit, 1983-86.
  • Intern, South Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC, 1986-87
  • Intern, Clinical Psychology, Clackamas County Mental Health Center, 1989-90.
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR, 1989-1995
  • Interventionist, Lung Health Study, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1990-93.
  • Psychology Resident. Private Practice, Portland, OR, 1991-93.

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • American Psychological Association (Division of Psychotherapy), 1989-
  • Oregon Psychological Association, 1989-
    • Social Issues Committee, Public Education Committee (co-chair),1989-91.
    • President-Elect, President, Past-President, 2002-05.
    • Continuing Education Committee chair, 2004-05.
    • Impaired Professional Taskforce, 2003-2009 (chair, 2004-06).
    • Legislative Committee, 2009-
    • Portland Psychological Association, 1996-
      • Treasurer, 1998-99
      • President-elect, 1999-00
      • President, 2000-01
      • Program Chair, Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, 2009

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Self-esteem”, Good Samaritan Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis support group, Portland, OR. 1991.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Addiction”, A panel discussion, moderator, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1993.,
  • Adjustment to Divorce”, Portland State University, Graduate School of Social Work, 1992
  • The Pregnant Therapist: Issues for Therapy and Supervision” Association for Women in Psychology, Beth K. Westbrook, Robin Shallcross & Deborah Kass-Ray, 1994
  • Impaired Professionals: Prevention during Graduate School Training”, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1996
  • Coping with breast cancer: How your mind can help your body“, YMCA, with Joan Dayger Behn, Portland, OR 1999
  • Group Therapy: Current Trends and Applications“, Providence Health Plans and School of Professional Psychology (Pacific University), Organized and moderated panel, 1999
  • Strategic Resilience for the Profession: Getting a Jump on Change” Participant, APA Leadership Conferences, Washington, DC, 2004.
  • Depression, lecture in Psychopathology course, Reed College, 2006