Directory of therapists

Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Certificate Program

The Adoptive & foster family therapy certificate program

Portland State University, Oregon

Portland State University, School of Social Work/Child Welfare Partnership, and our partners, the Oregon Dept. of Human Services, and the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center are pleased to bring you this Directory of adoption-competent mental health professionals dedicated to treating the emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues of children with histories of abuse, trauma, & neglect. Our community gratefully acknowledges the support of the Oregon of Department of Human Services in increasing affordable and accessible mental health services for children adopted from the child welfare system.

The following mental health professionals have completed a 70 hour course of study in advanced education and skills in therapy with adopted children and their families through Portland State University’s Post Graduate Training Certificate in Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy.

This directory is a resource and does not constitute an endorsement of a therapist or adoption professional. Families should contact each professional directly to inquire as to specialty, fees, experience, and services provided to determine the best therapist for their child/family. Families may also check the licensing boards to verify that the therapist is in good standing:

      • Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists http://www.oblpct.state.or.us/
      • Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers https://hrlb.oregon.gov/BLSW/LicenseeLookup/index.asp

Each professional is listed by Oregon geographic region and other information is provided: practice type, therapeutic approaches, specialty areas of expertise, payment and insurance information, acceptance of Oregon Health Plan, and proficiency in languages in addition to English.

If you have questions please contact:

Kellie Herold, Project Manager, Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Program, Portland State University, kellieh@pdx.edu

To learn more about the program please visit our website:

http://cwpsalem.pdx.edu/adoption/index.html