While accessing nature certainly doesn’t require a formal prescription, Patricia Hasbach, certificate co-director, does believe “ecotherapy is one tool that [therapists] have to draw on to strengthen and deepen the work that [they’re] doing with clients or patients.”
In 2019, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) held its third annual Student Ethics Competition. According to AAMFT’s website, the competition is designed to encourage marriage and family therapy students to foster an interest in ethics issues and enhance their ability to analyze and respond to the various ethics issues that they will undoubtedly encounter throughout their careers
The World Health Organization recently announced “gaming disorder” is now classified as a mental health disorder, however, The Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, has already been helping those struggling with this issue in their Gaming and Tech in Excess program.
Interim President David Ellis, on behalf of the Lewis & Clark community, has issued a statement in response to President Trump’s travel-ban executive order. A community gathering of support will be held on Tuesday, January 31. For more information, click through to the story.
Brian Bauer, M.S., Counseling Psychology ’16, arrived at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling with a clear research plan in mind: to study whether an individual’s involvement in extracurricular activities is associated with lower suicidality. In fact, he selected the Graduate School specifically for the unique masters of science option.
Being a counselor can be emotionally draining if you don’t have good strategies to take care of yourself. Jennifer Boone, M.A. ’07, B.A. ’98, uses intense physical exercise to keep balanced. She shared her story with the Bend Bulletin.
We had the privilege of having two of our international partners join us for our International Research Forum (IRF) this Fall and to share their goals, research, and experiences of working with L&C MCFT students. Our presenters were Dr./Fr. Paschal Kabura and Brother Mathew Panathanath.
In early June, class leader Michael Kahn hosted The Ethics of Cultural Self-Awareness: How to Offend Without Really Trying. In the daylong workshop, Kahn and counseling students discussed bias in many areas, including race, religion, sexual orientation, physical condition, socioeconomic status, and gender.
In December 2013, Ivy Katz MA ‘13 and Kirk Shepard MA ‘13 became Lewis & Clark’s first two ecopsychology certificate graduates, available to help Portlanders connect the health of the natural world and the health of the mind.
Elena Diamond, assistant professor and clinical coordinator in the School Psychology Program, nurtures a passion for learning and academic readiness for all of her students, from pre-K classrooms to the graduate level.
Pilar Hernández-Wolfe, associate professor of counseling and director of the Lewis & Clark Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Program, recently received the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) award for distinguished contributions to social justice.
In two short videos, director Antonia Mueller and faculty member Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe discuss the community needs addressed by the center, and the importance of culturally competent services when working with community members from diverse backgrounds.
The International School Psychology Association has recognized Lewis & Clark’s graduate program in school psychology, which is only the second program in the world to receive the organization’s accreditation.
Kids who want to do everything right can be paralyzed by the fear of doing something wrong. In a blog post on the Oregonian website about handling perfectionists, professor Teresa McDowell advises that it can be helpful for such kids to learn to fail on purpose.
Underserved Oregonians dealing with mental health, addiction, and relationship issues have a new place to turn for help: the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which recently opened near downtown Portland.
Teresa McDowell, director of the Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy program, has published two recent articles about working with ethnic minorities in family therapy in the spring issue of the Journal of Systemic Therapies.