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Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families - Admissions

Applications are accepted throughout the year. For therapists wishing to begin the certificate program in September and/or complete the program in one year, applications can be submitted beginning April 1.

  1. There is no application or admission process for professionals taking an individual workshop or course. 
  2. For mental health therapists who want to earn the Postgraduate Training Certificate and be listed in the Oregon Directory, an application is required.
  3. The postgraduate training certificate is available for mental health therapists only. However, all courses and workshops are open to child welfare professionals for CEU hours.

Applicants to the certificate program must have a master’s degree in a mental health field such as psychology, social work, or counseling.  Preference is given to applicants who are licensed, or in supervision towards licensure, by a state licensing board or an accrediting professional body such as the National Association of Social Workers, National Board of Certified Counselors, or American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic background, practical experience in the field, and personal qualifications appropriate for effective application of the program studies.

Download an application packet.pdf

 An administrative fee of $150 is due upon acceptance in the program.

For questions, please contact
Kellie Herold 503-725-8539 or
Marion Sharp 503-725-4876

Return completed application packets to:
Kellie Herold
Adoption and Foster Families Certificate Program
Child Welfare Partnership, PSU
PO Box 751, CCF
Portland, OR  97207-0751

Program fees
Participants pay a fee for each workshop, due at the time of registration. 

The only other fee is a one-time administrative fee of $150 that is required upon acceptance into the certificate program.

Each training, including online, can be taken as a stand-alone. 

The cost for the postgraduate training certificate includes the cost for the individual workshops, online courses, and $150 administration fee.