Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Gretchen Rowland-Horrigan, Reading Intervention Endorsement '24

Literacy is Fun and Games, Literally

Second grade teacher and reading intervention endorsement alumna, Gretchen Rowland-Horrigan ’24, hosted Oregon Trail Elementary School’s first ever Literacy Night, helping K-5 students and their families learn tangible strategies for promoting literacy at home while having fun.

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TransActive at Portland Pride, from L-R: Jenn Burleton, Cari Zall, and Cher Noonan

A Titan of Trans Rights Advocacy is Retiring

Jenn Burleton, TransActive Gender Project program director and founder, is retiring. Since bringing TransActive to the Center for Community Engagement in 2019, Jenn has been paramount in providing community training, support services, and program development on topics surrounding gender diversity.

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An artist's rendering of clients engaged in art therapy.

A Growing Hub for Mental Health

Lewis & Clark’s newly expanded Community Counseling Center serves as a training ground for counseling students and a thriving mental health resource for Portland.

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Kate Feddersen is the recipient of the Art Therapy Research award.

Art Therapy Graduates Recognized for Excellence

Three newly graduated art therapy students received special awards from the program honoring their mission-driven work or their contribution to expanding the field of art therapy through research.

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Aidan Hanley, left, and Cooper Bulens, right, take notes of their observations on an overpass over Interstate 5 during a place-based less...

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.”

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Drew will be co-facilitating 'Papermaking as Therapeutic Art and Social Action' with Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ATCP on Sa...

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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Dr. Charlene Williams sitting with a student in a classroom.

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.

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A rainbow over Corbett House.

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.

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Elementary alum Tom Myers @birdoftheweek

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.

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Darin Drill is named Oregon's 2024 Superintendent of the Year.

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.

The new Art Therapy studio space at the Community Counseling Center combines natural light, picturesque window views of the forest, and a sp

A New Space for Art Therapy in Portland

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

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Lisa Collins

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.

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Six graduate student clinicians, supervised by Professor Rafe McCullough, are taking part in the pilot program to offer trans-competent ment

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.

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The Nest

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.

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Professor Heather Hadraba

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.