Cort Dorn-Medeiros

Cort M. Dorn-Medeiros

Associate Professor, Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology Department Chair

Rogers Hall 313, MSC: 86

Dr. Dorn-Medeiros is an Associate Professor in the Professional Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions (PMHCA) program and instructs courses across the PMHCA and Professional Mental Health Counseling (PMHC) programs. Recent courses include Introduction to Professional Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, Diversity & Social Justice, Career Development, Practicum and Internship group supervision, and Motivational interviewing. Dr. Dorn-Medeiros also serves as the current Chair of the Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology department.

Dr. Dorn-Medeiros is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADC III) in the state of Oregon. Prior to Lewis & Clark College, Dr. Dorn-Medeiros worked as a professional counselor in a variety of community-based settings including Multnomah County Drug Court, a post-prison community reentry program through Volunteers of America, and the Multnomah County Rockwood Health Clinic. 

Dr. Dorn-Medeiros has been focused on the emerging issue of excessive video gaming, social media, and technology use. Dr. Dorn-Medeiros has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets, including The Oregonian and National Public Radio, on the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of gaming disorder.

Read more about Dr. Dorn-Medeiros’s work on Google Scholar or his semi-active blog on Medium.

Areas of Expertise

Counselor education, clinical mental health counseling, substance use disorders, process addiction, addiction within LGBTQIAA populations, excessive video gaming and technology use, clinical work with legally mandated and post-prison clients, integrated care.

Current Research

Research in Progress

Queer gaming: Voices of queer-identified gamers. (Lewis & Clark College IRB #HSRC 2016-42)

Sexual orientation, gender identity and problem gambling. (Lewis & Clark College IRB reviewed and classified exempt).

Publications

Selected Funding

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (Principal Investigator, 2023). Tuition assistance stipends for graduate level behavioral health students. Oregon Health Authority. ($1,890,000).

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (Co-Principal Investigator with Alexia de Leon, 2022). Scholars for a healthy Oregon initiative-like (SHOI-Like) fund. Oregon Heath Authority. ($500,000).

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (Co-Principal Investigator with Arien Muzacz, 2022). Problem gambling among sexual and gender minorities. Oregon Council on Problem Gambling ($20,000).

 

Selected Publications

Muzacz, A. K., McCleskey, K., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2023). Queer, kinky social justice counseling and advocacy. Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling, 17(2), 146-163. https://doi.org/10.1080/26924951.2023.2155751

Kerl-McClain, S. B., Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & McMurray, K. (2022) Addressing anti-fat bias: A crash course for counselors and counselors-in-training. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 15(4). https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol15/iss4/3/

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2021). iCitizen: Promoting technology safety and digital citizenship in school counseling. In Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics (pp. 236-254). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7319-8.ch013

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Christensen, J. K., Lertora, I. M., & Croffie, A. L. (2020). Relational strategies for teaching multicultural courses in counselor education. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 48(3), 149-160. doi:10.1002/jmcd.12174

Lertora, I. M., Christensen, J. K., Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Croffie, A. L. (2020). Using relational cultural theory as a pedagogical approach for counselor education. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 15(2), 265-276. doi:10.1080/15401383.2019.1687059

Christensen, J. K., Henderson, J., Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Lertora, I. M. (2019). Navigating toxic masculinity in clients as a beginning therapist. In B. King & T. Stewart (Eds.), Cases on cross-cultural counseling strategies (264-283). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4

Dorn-Medeiros, C.M. (2019). Creating change: Social justice advocacy group project. In Pope, M. Gonzalez, E. Cameron, & J. Pangelinan (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching social justice and advocacy competence in counseling. New York, NY: Routeldge.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Christensen, J. K. (2019). Developing a rubric for supervision of students counseling LGBTQ clients. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 13(1), 28-44. doi:10.1080/15538605.2019.1565798 

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Christensen, J. K., & Lertora, I. M. (2019). Mondays with Mac: An interpersonal journey of cultural humility. In B. King & T. Stewart (Eds.), Cases on cross-cultural counseling strategies (pp. 284-304). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4

Christensen, J. K., Dickerman, C. A., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2018). Building a consensus of the professional dispositions of counseling students. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 11(1). https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol11/iss1/2/

Dorn-Medeiros, C.M. & Doyle, C. (2018). Alcohol as coping: Internalized homophobia and heterosexism’s role in alcohol use among lesbians. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 12(3), 142-157. doi:10.1080/15538605.2018.1488230

Dorn-Medeiros, C.M., Dykeman, C., & Bergquist, T. (2016). Alcohol and tobacco use among WSW. In ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2023, Oct). Problem gambling among LGBTGEQIAP+ persons: An exploratory study. Oregon Problem Gambling Services Summit. Lincoln City, OR.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2023, Oct). Teens, screens, and social media: From #Gamergate to Andrew Tate. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Kerl-McClain, S. B., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2022, Oct). Body positivity, size diversity, HAES, and fat studies: Educating counselors to avoid harm. American Counseling Association Virtual Conference.

Kerl-McClain, S. B., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2022, Mar). Size diversity, HAES, “Body positivity”, & fat liberation: Educating counselors to avoid harm. Education session presented at the annual Association for Women in Psychology conference. Chicago, IL.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Deleon, A., & Brown, N. (2019, Oct). Lessons learned: Outcomes and practical applications of a cross-sectional qualitative analysis of diverse faculty teaching a multicultural course in counselor education. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Seattle, WA.

Rees, A. M. & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2019, Oct). Equity in gatekeeping: Supporting students in recovery with criminal background checks. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Seattle, WA.

Doyle, C., Brown, N., Kerl-McClain, S. B., Deleon, A., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2019, Apr). CACREP for counseling programs in small liberal arts colleges: Our process. Roundtable presented at the American Counseling Association conference in New Orleans, LA.

Henderson, J. D., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2019, Apr). Disrupting hate: Integrating social justice advocacy and counseling services. Education session scheduled for American Counseling Association conference in New Orleans, LA.

Christensen, J. K., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2018, Nov). Redefining a cultural of evaluation for masters counseling students: Promoting proactive not reactive response. Education session presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Santa Rosa, CA.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. & Deleon, A. (2018, Nov). Problem gambling & internet gaming disorder: Introducing process addiction in counselor education. Education session presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Santa Rosa, CA.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Doyle, C. (2018, Sep). Alcohol as coping: Alcohol use among lesbians. Education session presented at the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling conference in Portland, OR.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Rees, A. M. (2018, Sep). Experiential activities: Leading students beyond an intellectual understanding of social justice and advocacy. Education session presented at the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling conference in Portland, OR.

Academic Credentials

PhD, Counselor Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
M.S., Counseling Psychology: Addictions Treatment, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
BA, Sociology, Boston University, Boston, MA