Graduate School of Education and Counseling


Experiencing the Value of Place-Based Education

OPB reporter Elizabeth Miller joined Professors Liza Finkel and Cari Zall as their Secondary Education class explored the implications of a planned expansion to Interstate 5 on a North Portland neighborhood and middle school. Read her resulting article, “How ‘place-based learning’ connects lessons to real life.”


The Healing Capabilities of Papermaking and Therapeutic Art

Upcoming CCE workshop co-presenter Drew Matott, MFA shares his experience of how a healing project with his family unfolded into a career path and passion.

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A Champion of Equity and Excellence for Oregon’s Schools

Charlene Williams EdD ’15 leads the Oregon Department of Education as a “warm demander” of student, teacher, and educational system success.


Nearly $2 Million OHA Grant Brings Big Scholarship Opportunities to Graduate Students

This funding will support at least 100 graduate students pursuing degrees in counseling, therapy, and school psychology over the next two years.


Elementary MAT Alum Is TikTok Star Teacher Tom @birdoftheweek

Tom Myers ’13 teaches third and fourth graders at Skyline Elementary and, thanks to his popular TikTok channel Teacher Tom @birdoftheweek, inspires young ornithologists across the globe.


Darin Drill ’03 Named Oregon Superintendent of the Year

Darin Drill has served for over 16 years as the superintendent of Cascade School District, and is described as a supportive leader with a deep commitment to his community.

A New Space for Art Therapy in Portland

Sneak peek! Take an inside look at the expanding Community Counseling Center.


Professor Pens Short Play Exploring Racial Healing

Education in Leadership Professor Lisa Collins’ play is titled “I Have to Pray” and uses her auto ethnographic experiences to discuss the racial trauma and aspects toward healing.


Graduate Student Clinicians Offer Trans-Competent Mental Health Care, Address Critical Need in Oregon

Trans-competent mental health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in providing affirming and ethical mental health care to individuals across their developmental lifespan, while also understanding the issues and challenges that are unique to trans and/or nonbinary clients.


New Art Installation “The Nest” Honors Identities of Emerging Art Therapists

The installation features eggs created by all three cohorts of current art therapy students and art therapy faculty.


Professor Heather Hadraba Elected to Oregon School Counseling Leadership Role

The Oregon School Counselors Association (OSCA) serves the needs of Oregon’s school counselors by providing resources and training; advocating for equity, ethical practices, and professional identity; focusing public attention on legislation impacting school counseling work; and promoting development and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs.


School Psychology Students Help Maui Rebuild, Call on L&C Community for Support

Makena Robinson and Keiko Aotaki both candidly share their first-hand experiences with the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century, along with resources for how their Lewis & Clark community can help at this exceedingly critical time.


$500,000 in Scholarships Diversify Counseling in Oregon, Advance Culturally Specific and Responsive Mental Health Care

Seventeen graduate students received awards in Fall 2023, most of which cover their outstanding tuition in full for the 2023-24 academic year.


A New Gathering Space Comes to Life at the Graduate School

From Corbett Circle to Grad Commons: Watch the transformation!


Welcome New Graduate Faculty

Representing Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy; Student Affairs Administration; and Secondary Language Arts Teaching, our new faculty members bring outstanding scholarship and teaching experience to their respective programs and the graduate school as a whole.