Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center - Portland, Oregon (ACT/RFT; post-doc; USA)

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The Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, & Training Center is a research and training clinic that focuses on promoting the role of science in guiding psychotherapy practice. Portland Psychotherapy uses an innovative social enterprise model to support ongoing research at the center. Training opportunities for students include a postdoctoral fellowship program and a clinical practicum as well as opportunities to volunteer to help with research.

We regularly provide classes and workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other evidence-based therapies. We also have a specialty clinic devoted to the treatment of mood disorders and another one focused on anxiety disorders. Here are some of our publications and a bit about our business model.

Past research projects have included (see here for current projects):

  • Developing interventions for chronic shame using self-compassion and perspective taking
  • Experimental studies of the interpersonal behavior of high self-critics
  • Longitudinal research on the course of shame and self-compassion in therapy
  • Stigma toward addiction, particularly in the context of addictions treatment systems
  • Interventions for stigma toward "mental illness"
  • A randomzied effectiveness trial of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
  • Development of an Implicit Measure of Experiential Avoidance
  • Daily diary and multimodal assessment of emotion in predicting drinking behavior
  • Memory and false memory from the perspective of relational frame theory
  • Training spatial diectics

We regularly offer trainings that are mainly in the Pacific Northwest area.



(This webpage was updated on May 8, 2018)