Portland Psychotherapy Yr in Assessment

It has been a 12 months of change, each inside Portland Psychotherapy and in our broader group. This 12 months has been a chance for us to mirror on the bigger affect of our actions, each as people and as a company. We’re conscious that we don’t act in isolation and that we couldn’t do the work we’re doing with out the help of so many others, together with you all. We’re extremely grateful for every of you and wished to share a bit about what your help has helped us do that previous 12 months.

Increasing our in-person and telehealth providers for adults, youngsters, and {couples}

This has been a time of fast growth of our employees and thus in our potential to serve our group’s wants. Our 2022-2023 coaching program cohort is the biggest group we’ve needed to date and consists of 4 distinctive postdoctoral fellows and two superior practicum college students. This consists of second-year postdoctoral fellow and licensed psychologist Meredith Tittler, Ph.D., psychologist residents Rachel Marsh, Ph.D., Natalia A. Velásquez, Psy.D., and Jason Feinberg, Ph.D., and superior practicum trainees Akeesha Simmons, M.S., and Steven Mendoza, M.A.They can see adults, youngsters, adolescents, and {couples} as a part of our basic outpatient program and in our anxiousness specialty clinic. They can see purchasers on a sliding scale starting from as little as $20 per session.

We now have additionally added a number of licensed psychologists to our employees, every of whose specialization will permit us to vastly broaden the providers we’re capable of supply. We’re thrilled that our former postdoctoral fellow, Han Tran, Ph.D. has determined to remain on to work with us as a licensed psychologist. Han’s focus is on working with people fighting disgrace and self-criticism, PTSD and different trauma-related difficulties, despair and anxiousness. She has a specific curiosity in working with ethnically various purchasers, together with those that have immigrated to the U.S. Licensed psychologist Azur Jafari, Ph.D. makes a speciality of working with adolescents ages 13+ and adults, particularly these fighting anxiety-related difficulties, physique and gender considerations, and PTSD. As well as, Azur joins the crew of suppliers right here who can supply psychedelic hurt discount and integration providers.

We’re additionally excited to have two new licensed psychologists be part of our baby and adolescent providers program. Adabel Lee, Ph.D. works with kids and adolescents of all ages round a variety of difficulties together with despair, parenting points, anxiousness, trauma, behavioral challenges, and adjustment. Adabel particularly loves working with very younger kiddos ages 0-5 and their dad and mom. The latest psychologist to our baby and adolescent program, Tabi Evans, Psy.D., works with kids and adolescents, particularly these with co-occurring medical situations and transgender and gender various youth and their households.

Portland Psychotherapy is now capable of take OHP!

For the previous 12 months, now we have been working with a DEI consulting agency to look at our insurance policies and practices in order that our group can do extra to assist dismantle systemic racism and different types of oppression. By that course of we realized that in all probability the one most impactful step we might take can be to take Medicaid/OHP, in order that we might serve purchasers from a wider vary of backgrounds. We now have now gone via the very lengthy technique of preparing now can see purchasers with Open Card, Trillium and Care Oregon/Healthshare of Multnomah/Washington/Clackamas counties. This vastly expands our potential to convey prime quality, evidence-based psychological well being providers to all in our group, together with these in regularly underserved communities. We now have additionally employed Adabel Lee, Ph.D., who has in depth expertise in California’s Medicaid system, to be ournew OHP Providers Coordinator to make sure that we’re capable of meet the wants of our OHP purchasers.

The First FDA-approved MDMA-assisted remedy medical analysis trial within the Pacific Northwest is occurring at Portland Psychotherapy

Portland Psychotherapy operates on a distinctive social enterprise mannequin. All the earnings generated by the group go to fund endeavors contributing to the larger social good. Scientific analysis is without doubt one of the most important methods we are able to use our expertise and assets towards that finish.

In our most formidable analysis endeavor thus far, we’re at present operating an FDA-approved medical trial of MDMA-Assisted Remedy for Social Anxiousness Dysfunction. Our analysis crew, which incorporates Jason Luoma, Ph.D. (PI), Kyong Yi, LCSW, Brian Pilecki, Ph.D., & Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D. (research therapists) Kati Lear, Ph.D. (challenge director), and Sarah Smith, B.S. (medical analysis coordinator) and quite a few different collaborators have all been working very arduous to get this multi-year medical trial up and operating. If you happen to’d like to search out out extra info, you possibly can go to our research web site at https://portlandmdmatherapy.com/.

The next are our publications from the previous 12 months (daring are Portland Psychotherapy authors): 

Linde, J., Luoma, J. B., Rück, C., Ramnero, J., & Lundgren, T. (beneath evaluation) Acceptance and Compassion-Based mostly Remedy Focusing on Disgrace in Physique Dysmorphic Dysfunction: A A number of Baseline Research. Conduct Modification.

Luoma, J. B., Pilecki, B., Davis, A.Okay., Smith, S. M. (in press). Predictors of attitudes towards psychedelics amongst psychologists within the USA. Medicine: Training, Prevention & Coverage.

Arch, J.J., Fishbein, J. N., Finkelstein, L.B., & Luoma, J. B. (in press). Acceptance and Dedication Remedy Mediation and Processes: Issues and The best way to Tackle Them. Conduct Remedy.

Thompson, B. L. (in press). Is ACT-informed publicity a viable remedy for excoriation dysfunction? A a number of baseline research. Conduct Modification.

Kozina, R. M., Lear, M. Okay., Stacy, S. E., Kern, S. M., Ripley, A. J., & Clapp, J. D. (In press). Moderating results of brooding on the hyperlink between practical impairment and interpersonal wants in survivors of great trauma. Journal of Scientific Psychology.

Vetrova…Luoma, J. B., et al. (in press). HIV and substance use stigma, intersectional stigma and healthcare amongst HIV-positive PWID in Russia. AIDS and Conduct.

Agin-Liebes, G., Zeifman, R., Luoma, J. B., Garland, E. L., Campbell, W. Okay., & Weiss, B. (2022). Potential examination of the therapeutic function of psychological flexibility and cognitive reappraisal within the ceremonial use of ayahuasca. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 36(3), 295–308.

Lear, M. Okay., Lee, E., Smith, S., & Luoma, J. B., et al. (2022). Systematic Assessment of Measures of Generalized Disgrace. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 78(7), 1288-1330.

Luoma, J. B. (2022). MDMA-Assisted Remedy as a Means to Deal with Social Anxiousness Dysfunction. MAPS Bulletin.

Yaden, D. B., Earp, D., Graziosi, M., Friedman-Wheeler, D., Luoma, J. B., Johnson, M. W. (in press). Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches as Default. Frontiers in Psychology.

Rossi, S.L., Sereda, Y., Luoma, J. B., et a. (2021). Addressing intersectional stigma as a care barrier for HIV-positive individuals who inject medicine: Design of an RCT in St. Petersburg, Russia. Modern Scientific Trial Communications, 24, 100861.

Trying to the Future

As we glance again on this 12 months it’s with profound gratitude for the significant work we proceed to have the ability to do and for the help of everybody in our group that has enabled us to proceed to satisfy our mission. We additionally look to the longer term, for brand new potentialities it could maintain for our group and our world.

Writer: Jason Luoma, Ph.D.

Jason is a psychologist and scientist who research methods to assist individuals with disgrace, stigma, and social anxiousness, together with utilizing psychedelic and MDMA-assisted remedy



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