A core part of Portland Psychotherapy’s mission is the conduct of scientific research intended to help develop new treatments for people who are suffering. Most behavioral research is conducted in university settings and dependent on federal grant funding. Politics can therefore play a major role in determining what research gets funded, and sometimes this is at odds with scientific advancement. In contrast, Portland Psychotherapy uses a unique business model that provides funding for its research through its clinical services, which allows our researchers to function more independently.
Our researchers have dedicated research funding, space, equipment, and staff. Our internal grant program offers additional support to our researchers. We also host a postdoctoral fellowship affording research opportunities, and offer mentorship to volunteer research assistants working on undergraduate and graduate degrees.
You can learn more about our research through the links below:
- Our ongoing research
- Our publications
- Our research lab
- Our blog where we discuss our findings
- How to volunteer to be a research participant