Graduate Faculty Scholarship Highlights

School psychology professor Peter Mortola’s acclaimed children’s book “The Bear Inside” has been translated into Bulgarian and Tamil. A Spanish translation is already in print as well.

Posted October 26

Education professor Liza Finkel organized and moderated a panel discussion, Teaching Social Justice in Science: Finding support, maintaining focus, at the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference (via Zoom).

Posted October 26

Education professor Alisun Thompson delivers keynote address titled, “Teachers Working Conditions during COVID-19: Teaching, Learning, and Leading during a Crisis” at the STEM Leadership Institute at University of Arizona Biosphere 2.

Posted October 21

School psychology professor Peter Mortola spent summer 2021 offering the following workshops and trainings based on the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander (all via Zoom). This series was a testament to Dr. Oaklander’s ongoing influence and international reach.

  • May 22: Idaho State University
  • June 4-6: Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation International Conference
  • June 14: In Italy
  • September 2: In Sri Lanka

Dr. Oaklander died at the age of 94 in September 2021.

Posted September 29

Professional mental health counseling professor Alexia DeLeon and school counseling professor Rafe McCullough co-authored a chapter titled: “When intersecting identities collide: Embracing the complexities of race, gender, and religion in the counselor educator role.” The chapter is included in the book Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: A Blueprint for the Counseling Profession.

Posted September 29

School psychology professor Peter Mortola, along with 12 Lewis & Clark school psychology students, put on a two-day social and emotional learning/nature camp in July for 54 North Wasco School District students at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum in The Dalles. Everyone was wearing masks but having fun…

Posted September 21

Marriage, couple, and family therapy professor Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe launched the “Psilocybin assisted psychotherapy and integration series” through the Graduate School’s Center for Community Engagement. This training introduces mental health professionals to working with psilocybin from indigenous and western perspectives.

Posted October 26

Art therapy professor Mary Andrus presented twice in October on the work of Art for Social Change. The first was a local co-presention with co-chair Lawrence Siulagi at the Lewis & Clark Community coffee hour and the second was a panel presentation for the American Art Therapy Association entitled Creative Change Agent: Therapist as Entrepreneur.

Posted October 26

Marriage, couple, and family therapy professor Pilar Hernandez-Wolf published the following articles throughout summer 2021:

  • Hernandez-Wolfe, P. (In Press). Nepantla moments in therapy: A Clinical Example with Latinx immigrants. Women and Therapy.
  • Bryant, T., Shapiro, E., Vazquez, C., De Barros, I., Hernandez-Wolfe, P., Comas-Diaz, L. &
  • Nicolas, M.G. (2021, August). Towards Grounding Transnational Feminism in Borderland Spaces. Symposium: Transnational feminism. American Psychological Association. Online annual conference.
  • Hernandez-Wolfe, P. (2021, May). Abordajes sistémicos. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia.
  • Hernandez-Wolfe, P. (2021, May). What do colonization and decolonization have to do with sexual violence? An exploration into liberation-based healing. Lecture series for the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.
Posted September 29

School psychology professor Jennifer Twyford co-authored a paper in the Journal of Community Psychology titled, “Providing a safer passage: Perceptions about a neighborhood intervention program for disadvantaged youth.”

Posted September 29

Art Therapy professor and program director Mary Andrus was appointed by the Mayor of Oregon City to serve a 1 year term on the Arts Commission with the goal of supporting community beatification, contributing to place making and supporting livability through the proliferation of public art throughout Oregon City.

Posted September 29