Renee McGrath

Renee by the numbers: 2 daughters, 1 husband, 3 naughty dogs 5 books that I’m currently reading (2 fiction, 1 nonfiction, 2 professional) 1, 0, and 4 “lucky numbers” that consistently show up in various permutations in my life (addresses,

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Kim Van Beek

Kim by the numbers: 1 great cookie recipe 2 left feet, still learning to dance 3 siblings and 3 grandcats 4 softball teams 5 feet, 2 inches Countless comedy shows attended Kim has always enjoyed listening to people tell their

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Nicole Cherek

Nicole by the numbers: 4 sports played in high school (volleyball, basketball, track, softball) 1 sport played in college (softball) 11 years old when she decided to become a therapist 12 times watched David Byrne’s American Utopia 35 Grateful Dead

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Leigh Moralez

Leigh by the numbers: 22 moves since graduating high school 25 (minimum) sound effects made daily 0 successful gluten-free biscuits made, and 1 puppers (Inara) Leigh Moralez received their master’s in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in School Psychology from

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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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Alana Harris

Alana by the numbers: 12 national parks visited 162 vinyl records to spin 9 times camping solo 1 dog companion Alana Harris received her master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her work at the Portland DBT Institute,

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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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(Free CE Hour) Using DBT Skills to Address Intergenerational Transmission of Emotion Dysregulation within Families
June 14th, 2023
Maureen Zalewski, Ph.D.

(Free CE Hour) Suicide Prevention in Pediatric Primary Care
July 12th, 2023
Lia Gaggino, MD

DBT in a Nutshell for Adolescents and Caregivers
July 13th-14th, 2023
Erica Tan, PsyD

Diving into DBT Skills for Adolescents and Caregivers
August 3rd-4th, 2023
Ashley Maliken, PhD

(Free CE Hour) Culture Forward: A Strengths and Culture Based Tool to Protect our Native Youth from Suicide
August 9th, 2023
Victoria M. O'Keefe, PhD, MS

DBT in a Nutshell: Treating Multi-Diagnostic, Complex Individuals
August 10th-11th, 2023
Leah Smart-Gordon, LCSW

Optimizing the Engine of DBT Individual Therapy
August 24th-25th, 2023
Erica Tan, PsyD

Diving into DBT Skills
September 7th-8th, 2023
Jason Fritts, LCSW

(Free CE Hour) Evidence-Based and Family-Focused Practices in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse
September 13th, 2023
Cindy Schaeffer, PhD

Optimizing Eating Disorder Treatments with DBT
September 19th-20th, 2023
Amy Kalasunas LPCC-S, NCC

Working Well with the Suicidal Patient: Ethics, Boundaries of Competence, Avoiding Harm, and Risk Management
September 22nd, 2023
Andrew White, PhD, ABPP

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Aijah K. B. Goodwin, PhD

DBT CITI Part 1: Comprehensive Implementation & Training Intensive
Oct. 18th-20th & 23rd-24th, 2023
Andrew White, PhD, ABPP
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