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Counseling Psychology

Cort M. Dorn-Medeiros

Assistant Professor

  • Cort Dorn-Medeiros
    Cort Dorn-Medeiros
    Robert M Reynolds

Dr. Dorn-Medeiros serves as the co-director of 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 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. 

Outside of Lewis & Clark, Dr. Dorn-Medeiros is an active member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, and currently serves as the Board Chair for the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies.

Recently, Dr. Dorn-Medeiros has been focused on the emerging issue of excessive video gaming, social media, and technology use and acts as the clinical director of the Gaming and Tech in Excess (GATE) program at the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Clinic.  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.

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.

Publications

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Christensen, J. K., Lertora, I. M., & Croffie, A. L. (in press). Relational strategies for teaching multicultural courses in counselor education. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Lertora, I. M., Christensen, J. K., Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Croffie, A. L. (in press). Using relational cultural theory as a pedagogical approach for counselor education. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

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

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.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Christensen, J. K. (2017, Oct). Relational pedagogy: Teaching multiculturalism, diversity, & social justice in counselor education. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Chicago, IL.

Christensen, J. K., & Dorn-Medeiros, C.M. (2017, Oct). Working with students in the remediation process: Strategies to facilitate professional dispositions. Education session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Dorn-Medeiros, C.M., Muzacz, A. & Horsey, K. (2017, Mar). Transgender and gender nonconformity 101: A crash course in affirmation. Education session presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Muzacz, A. & Horsey, K (2016, Nov). Beyond the binary: Supporting and affirming transgender and gender nonconforming students in counselor education. Education session presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Horsey, K., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2016, Nov). Supervision using strength based, modeling, and parallel process: Oh my! Presented at Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (Roundtable), Vancouver, BC.

Muzacz, A., Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., & Horsey, K. (2016, Oct). Eating disorders among gay and bisexual men: A Meta-analysis. Poster presented at Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling Conference (Poster), San Antonio, TX.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Muzacz, A., & Horsey, K. (2016, Apr). Predictor variables of substance use among women with same-sex partners. Presented at American Counseling Association Conference (Poster), Montreal, QC.

Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Muzacz, A., & Horsey, K. (2015, Oct). Ideal impossible: Eating disorders among gay and bisexual men. Presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference (Poster), Philadelphia, PA.

Medeiros, C. M. (2010, Mar). Barriers to alcohol treatment for lesbian-identified women. Presented at American Counseling Association Conference (Poster), Pittsburgh, PA.

Academic Credentials

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