Workshops and Classes for Therapists

January 19, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm · Portland, OR · Details

Despite incredible advances in the science of psychological distress or well-being among gender and sexual minority (GSM) clients, changes in treatment have been lagging. Most resources express the need for an affirming and non-rejecting stance, but these do not fully meet the needs of therapists who wish to align their practice with the most current of data. This workshop will promote cutting-edge techniques that take advantage of research on minority stress and emotion regulation. The workshop will incorporate both theoretical and experiential work. Read more

March 23, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm · Portland, OR · Details

The ACT Matrix is a highly collaborative diagram that profoundly changes how a clinician relates to a client’s trauma memories. Rather than focusing on the content of the trauma, client and clinician focus on changing the pattern of having the trauma memory in daily life. Often, it is not necessary for the clinician to hear the trauma story at all. This greatly reduces the chances of a clinician becoming burned out due to witnessing hundreds of trauma stories over a career. Read more

September 24-28, 2018 · Portland, OR · Co-hosted by Portland Psychotherapy/April 8-12, 2019 · Seattle, WA · Details

Portland Psychotherapy will be co-hosting the Portland portion of this Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy intensive training. This intensive training is a two-part fast-track program, consisting of two 5-day workshops. After completing the intensive training, practitioners may choose to progress to advanced level training and supervision. Read more