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.
- There is no application or admission process for professionals taking an individual workshop or course.
- For mental health therapists who want to earn the Postgraduate Training Certificate and be listed in the Oregon Directory, an application is required.
- 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.
An administrative fee of $150 is due upon acceptance in the program.
Return completed application packets to:
Adoption and Foster Families Certificate Program
Child Welfare Partnership, PSU
PO Box 751, CCF
Portland, OR 97207-0751
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.
A limited number of small scholarships may be available through Portland State Continuing Education/Graduate School of Education. Contact Marion Sharp for more information.
|Overview of Adoption and Child Welfare Systems||Fri Sep 8:30am–5pm||7 hrs CEU||$150|
|Central Elements of Preserving Placements||Sat Sep 8:30am–5pm workshop||7 hrs CEU||$150|
|Clinical practice with Adoptive and Foster Families||Oct online course||10 hrs CEU||$150|
|Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Other Drug Effects||Fri Nov 8:30 am–5pm workshop||7 hrs CEU||$150|
|The Impact of Abuse, Trauma, and Neglect on Child Neurodevelopment||Sat Nov 8:30am–5pm workshop||7 hrs CEU||$150|
|Attachment and Bonding||Jan online course||10 hrs CEU||$150|
|Kinship, Cultural Connections, and the Ever-Changing Family||Feb online course||10 hrs CEU||$150|
|Trauma and Dissociative Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention||Fri Mar 8:30am-5pm workshop||7 hrs CEU||$150|
|Promoting Positive Sexual Development Following Abuse||Sat Mar 8:30am–5pm workshop||7 hrs CEU||$150|
|Family-Based Therapeutic Strategies: Coaching Adoptive and Foster Families||April online course||10 hrs CEU||$150|
|Putting Adoptive and Foster Family Therapy into Practice
|Fri-Sat, May 20-21 8:30am–5pm
||14 hrs CEU||$300|
|One time administrative fee for certificate participants.||$150|
Graduate credit is available. Contact Marion Sharp, for more information.