Graduate Faculty Research Highlights

Professional Mental Health Counseling, Addictions Professor Alexia de León partnered with Harvard Medical School and Project Build Up to discuss historical trauma and culturally responsive care for Latinx communities impacted by problem gambling and other addictions.

Posted June 17

Marriage, couple, and family therapy professor Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe was a round table participant in the “Eyes on Oregon”, at the Psychedelics Today conference. 

Posted April 12

School counseling professors Heather Hadraba and Laura Barbour were invited as guest lecturers for the graduate Counseling program at Portland State University. Fifty counseling students attended their presentation titled, Assessment in K-12 schools: Current practicesand considerations for transformation.

Posted April 12

Educational leadership professor Lisa Collins and Ohio State University educational administration professor Muhammad Khalifa presented their poster at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The poster is entitled, “Case Study: How Racialized Lived Experiences and Culturally Responsive School Leadership
Supported School District’s Organizational Development in Equitable Practices
”. 

Posted April 12

School counseling professor Laura Barbour and Oregon State University educational psychology professor Gene Eakin presented at the Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference this past March 11th. Their presentation was entitled, “Presenting burnout: Self-compassion and self-care for school counselors”.

Posted April 12

School psychology professor Peter Mortola led a 3-hour, Zoom workshop for counseling professionals in Moscow, Russia. His workshop is entitled “the bear inside: The Oaklander approach to working with aggressive energy and self-assertion”. 

Posted April 12

Oregon Writing Project director Kim Stafford writes collection of new poems, “Child in the Cornfield,” for Red Hen Press.

Posted March 15

Marriage, couple, and family therapy (MCFT) professor Joslyn Armstrong and Isaias Sanchez, 2nd-year MCFT student, presented a workshop entitled “Creating a safe space: Working with Latino and Black men in therapy” at the Center for Community Engagement (CCE).

Posted March 15

Marriage, couple, and family therapy professor Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe served on the various committees for the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board. Professor Hernadez-Wolfe recently served on both the Rule advisory committee and the Training subcommittee. She is also continuing her service in the Equity subcommittee.

Posted April 12

School counseling professor Heather Hadraba was invited to become a board member for the nonprofit organization– “Ok You”. 

Posted April 12

Art therapy professor Mary Andrus co-facilitated an Open Studio Session with Lutheran Social Services and Art Therapy Students for the Portland Ukrainian community.

Posted April 12

Educational leadership professor Lisa Collins presented a TED talk focused on racial healing entitled, “Healing from racial trauma”. 

Posted April 12

Professional mental health counseling professor Cort Dorn-Medeiros and counseling psychology professor Stella Kerl-McClain co-presented at the Association for Women in Psychology’s annual conference that took place in Chicago, IL. Their session was entitled, “Size diversity, HEAS, “BodyPositivity” and fat liberation: Educating counselors to avoid harm”.

Posted April 12

School psychology professor Peter Mortola, along with colleagues and co-writer Howard Hilton, has led a 7-hour Zoom workshop for counseling professionals at LifeStance Health. Their workshop is entitled “Promoting healthy masculinities”. 

Posted April 12

Oregon Writing Project director Kim Stafford to co-edit “The Art of Revising Poetry: 20 U.S. Poets on Their Drafts, Craft, and Process” on the Bloomsbury Press

Posted March 15