Lex Bedevian

Lex by the numbers: 16 times moved throughout life 7 times being out of the country 288 DVDs to watch 2 cats to love and snuggle (Reginald & Sebastian) Lex Bedevian achieved their master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with

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Alisha Wells

Alisha by the numbers: 20 (at least) bow ties owned 10 years spent unhoused 7 times per day (at least) they break into random song 2 belly laughs strived for per day 1 totally radical life worth living Alisha (they/them)

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Nicole Humphrey

Nicole by the numbers: 2 large and adorable dogs 13 houseplants 60 (estimated) different types of spices in my spice rack and cabinet 4 years as a Division I collegiate athlete Nicole received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Xavier

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Molly Dressler

Molly by the numbers: 1 pair of pink climbing shoes 28 dogs she “dog-sits” 2 cups of chai tea daily 1 time skydiving Molly earned her masters of social work from Portland State University in 2011 and is currently a

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Gina Patriarca

Gina by the numbers: 10 countries Gina has visited 1999 the year Gina moved to Oregon 97 books read by Gina’s Book Club over the past decade Gina received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Radford University. She has

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Eleshia Ledridge

Eleshia by the numbers: 2 crazy dogs 11 countries visited 12 sets of mouse ears/Disney hats 39,186 miles traveled for work one year Eleshia has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2016.  She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology

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Daniel Swenson

Dan by the numbers: 3 people named Dan in his college ska band 49 US states visited 60 minutes commuted by bicycle on an average day 37 years old when he bought his first car Dan is a Licensed Clinical

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Danielle LaBruzzo

Danielle by the numbers: 2 eggs eaten every morning 4 walks with Barbara Streisand LaBruzzo (The Dachshund) a day 1,991 miles from home 0 pairs of matching socks owned Danielle received her masters degree in counseling at Texas Woman’s University.  Danielle has known of her passion for working with

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Leah Smart-Gordon

Leah Smart-Gordon, LCSW

Leah by the numbers: 3 different corners of the United States lived in 2 generations of DBT therapists in her family 65 the temperature at which her Florida dog starts shivering 107 articles of fabric tie-dyed in the past year

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Michele Sharp

Michele Sharp, PMHNP

Michele is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Board Certification. She is also a trained DBT clinician. At Portland DBT Institute, Michele provides medication therapy to support PDBTI clients. Michele values collaborating with clients and taking time to find medications that will

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(Exclusive One-Day) Evidence-Based and Family-Focused Practices in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse
February 23, 2024
Cindy Schaeffer, PhD

DBT in a Nutshell for Adolescents and Caregivers
February 29 - March 1, 2024
Ashley Maliken, PhD, DBT-LBC

DBT for People with Substance Use Disorders
March 7-8, 2024
Pam Buck, PhD, DBT-LBC

(Free CE Hour) Working Well with LGBTQ+ Clients in DBT
March 13, 2024
Kim Skerven, PhD, ABPP, DBT-LBC

(Exclusive One-Day) DBT and Chronic Pain: A Dialectical Workshop on Treating Sensory Dysregulation
March 15, 2024
Deborah Barrett, PhD, LCSW

DBT in a Nutshell: Treating Multi-Diagnostic, Complex Individuals
March 21-22, 2024
Jason Fritts, LCSW, DBT-LBC

Ethics, Boundaries of Competence, Avoiding Harm, and Risk Management: Working Well with the Suicidal Patient
April 5, 2024
Andrew White, PhD, ABPP, DBT-LBC

(Free CE Hour) Protecting Youth Online: Clinical and Legal Perspectives on Social Media and Online Risk-Taking
April 10, 2024
Caitlin R. Costello, MD

(Exclusive One-Day) Maximizing your Therapeutic Toolbox: An Intro to the Unified Protocol for Adolescents
April 12, 2024
Niza Tonarely-Busto, PhD

Diving into DBT Skills
April 25-26, 2024
April Sobieralski, PhD, DBT-LBC

(Free CE Hour) Navigating the Substance Use Disorder Landscape
May 8, 2024
K. Michelle Peavy, PhD, MAC, SUDP

Optimizing Eating Disorder Treatments with DBT
May 20-21, 2024
Amy Kalasunas, LPCC-S, CCMHC
Dean Malec, PhD

(Exclusive One-Day) DBT for LGBTQ+ Clients
June 7, 2024
Kim Skerven, PhD, ABPP, DBT-LBC Jake Camp, DClinPsy

Diving into DBT Skills for Adolescents and Caregivers
June 13-14, 2024
Jamie Bedics, PhD, DBT-LBC

DBT Comprehensive Implementation & Training Intensive (CITI) Part I
October 7-9 & 15-16, 2024
Andrew White, PhD, ABPP, DBT-LBC
Erica Tan, PsyD, DBT-LBC

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