Experience

A range of professional experience to match your need.

My experience includes clinical treatment, dance therapy, and private practice. I have maintained professional relationships through organizational work, board positions, supervision of students and consultations. I currently work in private practice, serve as a governor appointee to The Health Evidence Review Commission (State of Oregon), consult to the Physician Wellness Program (Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland) and The Health Professionals Service Program (Oregon).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Private Practice, Portland, OR
  • Wellness Program Consultant, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • Interventionist, Lung Health Study, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
  • Clinical Psychology, Clackamas County Mental Health Center
  • South Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC
  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA, Therapist on a short-term psychiatric neuro/medical unit
  • Dance Therapy. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC (Certified in Group Work Training and Crisis Intervention)

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • American Psychological Association (Division of Psychotherapy)
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • Portland Psychological Association

PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, SERVICE

  • The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland’s Confidential & Free Physician Wellness Program, interview with Portland IPA Podcast – The Collaborative Cure, 2016
  • Burnout and the Health Professional, Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization
    LaGrande, 2016
  • Professional Burnout, Women’s Healthcare Associates, Portland, 2016
  • “Treatment of Health Professionals: What we know”, Oregon Psychological Association, With John Christensen, PhD, 2011
  • Program Chair, Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, 2009
  • “Depression”, lecture in Psychopathology course, Reed College, 2006
  • “Strategic Resilience for the Profession: Getting a Jump on Change” Participant, APA Leadership Conferences, Washington, DC, 2004.
  • “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
  • “Impaired Professionals: Prevention during Graduate School Training”, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1996
  • “The Pregnant Therapist: Issues for Therapy and Supervision” Association for Women in Psychology, Beth K. Westbrook, Robin Shallcross & Deborah Kass-Ray, 1994
  • “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
  • “Self-esteem”, Good Samaritan Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis support group, Portland, OR. 1991
  • “Dance/Movement Therapy with Groups of Outpatients with Parkinson’s Disease”, American Journal of Dance Therapy (Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1989)
  • “Long-term Adjustment to Divorce in Children”, doctoral dissertation, 1989