The Oregon Mental Health CEU Consortium is a group of multidisciplinary, licensed mental health professionals dedicated to bringing you meaningful CEUs in a warm, inviting format.  We have designed our events to benefit attendees, presenters, our professional community, and the communities where we live. We hope to see you at an event soon. More information is available on the Events Tab above.

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Big Rainbow

4th Friday Event - October: Friday, 10/28/16, 9am-12pm and 1-4pm, 3 or 6 CEUs

Self Regulation from the Bottom Up: Sensory Solutions for Common Disorders with Lynn Madsen, MA, LMHC

Morning Session: Emotions and Anxiety from the Bottom Up

Afternoon Session: Self Perception and False Beliefs

For 50 years psychology has focused on cognitive processes and how to use top down strategies to change emotion, behavior and beliefs about the self. New research suggests that many of the problems in self regulation and self perception are rooted in difficulty with sensorimotor processing. Lynn Madsen will present the latest research on a bottom up view of the nervous system and a different way to understand emotion, anxiety, and make sense of problems with self awareness, misinterpretation and persistent false beliefs. He will also demonstrate how to explain sensory processing problems to clients and use simple, practical strategies to improve self regulation, successfully address false beliefs, and reduce the shame associated with unacceptable thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and behavior.


  • Bottom up strategies for regulating emotion, managing behavior and reducing anxiety
  • How to combine bottom up and top down strategies to reduce shame and change false beliefs
  • The functional neuroanatomy of self regulation [in plain language]
  • The critical role of interoception and sensory processing in emotion, anxiety, and meaning making

Apply the information to:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Craving and Addiction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • PTSD

Participants will be able to:

  • Implement bottom up strategies to reduce irritability, anxiety, and manage emotions and behavior at home, work, and school
  • Teach clients about their nervous system, with illustrations
  • Identify sensorimotor problems
  • Explain the role of sensory processing and interoception in emotion, anxiety, and the formation of false beliefs
  • Integrate research and theory into their theoretical orientation
  • Get free research on any topic, any time

Lynn Madsen is a gifted clinician and teacher who synthesizes complex information from multiple disciplines and presents it in a straightforward and entertaining style.  With over 25 years as a therapist and trainer in private practice, agency, and school settings he brings a wealth of experience to bear on the latest research and how to make it useful in your setting.

Register & Pay

$100 (3 CEUs, morning or afternoon); $150 (6 CEUs for full day)


Thinking Like a DBT Clinician with Mark Schorr, LPC, CADCI, NCC

3rd Friday Event- November: Friday, 11/18/16, 9-12pm and 1-4pm, 3 or 6 CEUs, with Hosted Reception, 4-5pm

Morning: Managing Risk

Afternoon: Understanding Essential Skills

Mark Schorr is a licensed professional counselor and certified addictions counselor with more than 25 year experience. He has worked in outpatient settings with clients with multiple serious challenges, including PTSD, major depression with psychotic features, treatment resistant anxiety, Cluster B personality disorders, and polysubstance dependence.

He was a therapist–and then program manager for addictions, and later trauma–at Portland DBT Institute, working there for eight years. He has had multiple trainings from Marsha Linehan, PhD, the developer of DBT. He has had the standard two week intensive, as well as a one week intensive focused on DBT and trauma, and multiple two day trainings, through Linehan’s institute. He successfully completed the week-long Advanced Intensive, the highest level training, and has had direct supervision from DBT experts under Linehan.

Prior to Portland DBT Institute, he worked for 15 years in community behavioral health care, as an outpatient clinic director, supervisor of the DBT program, and later the director of training and staff development for the region’s largest mental health services provider. He currently is at Pacific Premier Group, working with clients with mental health and addictions challenges.

His skills as a trainer have led to him being invited to do presentations in Beijing, New York and throughout the Northwest. He has presented on DBT and risk assessment to multiple community behavioral health care agencies, as well as for prisons, hospitals, and other secure facilities. He is also the author of 11 novels, including one with a mental health protagonist that the Oregonian named as one of the “21 great but mostly overlooked novels” set in Oregon.

Workshop Description:

Clients may escalate in their presentation of risk in multiple ways, with increased suicidal intent, homicidal intent, or becoming threatening to the therapist. Managing these risks is often particularly difficult in a private practice setting, where there isn’t security or back up to draw on. Helping the client to manage the escalation is vital for the client, as well as for the clinician. This conference will combine the latest information on assessing levels of risk, as well as strategies for best practice managing of that risk. Specific foundational skills drawn from DBT, the evidence based practice developed for high risk clients, will be presented.

The training is recommended for intermediate and advanced level clinicians.

Learning objectives:

  • To learn at least one distress tolerance skill that may be used with escalating clients
  • To learn at least one emotional regulation skill that may be used with escalating clients
  • To understand the role of mindfulness in managing risk
  • To be able to assess the individual risk factors which increase the likelihood of a suicide attempt, homicide attempt, or aggression toward the therapist
  • To be able to develop an effective crisis plan


Register & Pay

$100 (3 CEUs, morning or afternoon); $150 (6 CEUs for full day)

OCTOBER CONTEST:  We are taking the first 10 (!!!) votes for a topic you would most like to see presented in 2017. Each of you will receive a credit toward 3 live or recorded webinar CEUs. Really. 30 seconds, 3 CEUs. Send your votes to

WINNERS OF SEPTEMBER CONTEST:  Folks that nominated clinicians receive credit for 3 webinar CEUs. You voted and the therapists you most recommend are:

Send them some clients!! Anne will also receive a credit toward 3 webinar CEUs and we'll do something nice for Amy since she is already in attendance at all events. Congrats Anne and Amy!!

What We Offer

3 CEUs every 4th Friday, 1-4pm, delivered by local and regional experts, followed by a light, optional reception 4-5pm.  $100. Every time. Sometimes we'll add a morning session and offer the whole day for $150/6CEUs.

Where: 6500 SW Macadam Ave, Ste 300 Portland, Oregon 97239, unless otherwise noted.

This is not a membership. Attend individual events, or buy a discounted package (located on the Events tab).

Seating is limited, but you can log in from just about anywhere on the planet with an internet connection.

All events will be available live and via live webinar - attend in the way that works for you. Never attended a webinar? Contact us for a free 5-15 minute practice session, available to those who register!

The Oregon Twist...

10% of gross revenue will be donated directly to local organizations serving communities in Oregon, and 10% will go to the presenter in addition to their paid time.

Come meet your peers, share your expertise, or stay in your pjs and log in from your living room…

We look forward to growing with you!

Thinking Like a DBT Clinician with Mark Schorr, LPC, CADCI, NCC

Updated on 2016-10-05T06:29:10+00:00, by carriec.