programs

Continuing Education

Faith-Based Continuing Education for Professionals

All weekend courses are 1 credit for the weekend and are held Friday from 6pm - 10pm and Saturday from 9am - 4pm. For Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) the cost for each course is $120.

Summer and Fall 2014

Adv. Diagnosis

Date

July 18-19, 2014

Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 585 D
Instructor Dr. Elizabeth List 
Credits 1

This class is for students who have already taken COU 555 and would like more advanced instruction in diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and rule outs. This class will focus on case presentations, diagnosis, GAF scores and the complexities in diagnosis for adults and children using DSM-V.

Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

Date

Sept 12-13, 2014

Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 588 A
Instructor Brandi Walters, M.A.
Credits 1

This introductory course will help students build both theoretical knowledge and applied skills in the assessment and treatment of couples from an emotionally-focused perspective. Topics covered include adult attachment in romantic relationships, de-escalation of the negative interaction pattern in the relational dance, deepening emotional engagement, and restructuring the attachment bond. Interventions and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced in class. Students will engage in experiential activities designed to help them grow in the areas of immediacy and emotional attunement. 

Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse

Date

Sept 26-27, 2014

Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 588 B
Instructor Dr. Kathy Rodriguez
Credits 1

The experience of childhood sexual abuse affects over one out of four individuals.  The scars in trust and forming intimate relationships do not just go away after the abuse stops.  Relational dynamics, victim behaviors, and broken identities accompany individuals through their lifespan.  Learning to counsel individuals one on one or using groups to navigate the minefield that sexual trauma lays can build survival and protective skills that prevent future abuse and foster safe intimacy.  This workshop will address a number of sequential tasks of healing that sexual abuse victims must process to move from surviving to thriving in adult relationships.

Death, Dying, Grief, Forgiveness

Date

Oct. 3-4, 2014

Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 585 F
Instructor Jim Velez, LPC, M.S., M.A.
Credits 1

Death and Grief introduces students to the stages of death and the grieving process as well as practical resources for effectively providing support to those dealing with death and grief issues. After this class, students will be able to identify the stages of death and grieving, develop a biblically sound and balanced model for dealing with grief/loss, list different types of grief, and identify distinctions between traumatic and complicated grief.

Clinical Report Writing

Date

Oct. 31-Nov. 1,2014

Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 588 C
Instructor Dr. Kathy Rodriguez
Credits 1

Writing clinical reports that will be read by professional colleagues, insurance companies, and possibly court systems is a challenge.  Technical and clinical writing is very different than creative writing.  Grammar, syntax, and organization are key elements of writing professional and easily understood reports.  This workshop will focus not only on grammatical content and clinical phrasing but writing clear and succinct reports that convey the counselor's perspective.  Students are encouraged to bring in some of their own writing samples to work on in the lab elements of the class.‚Äč

Therapeutic Understanding for the Sexually Broken

Date

Nov. 7-8, 2014

Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 585 E
Instructor Jason Thompson , M.A.
Credits 1

This course provides a biblical approach to understanding and responding to those personally and privately struggling with sexual brokenness.   As our culture embraces various sexual expressions, many in the church, and even outside of the church, experience the pain and hopelessness of destructive sexual hunger and desire.  We will take an overall look at how healthy biblical sexuality has been derailed and how to put it back on track.  Topic and case examples will include homosexuality, adultery, pornography, and sexual impulsivities.


Registration and Contact Info

Phone: (503) 251-6446
E-mail: kjcox@multnomah.edu