Catherine Beckett, LCSW, PhD - College of Education

Catherine Beckett, LCSW, PhD
709 NE Stanton Street
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 319-8998
[email protected]
To exercise my skills as a counselor,
instructor and facilitator to help
individuals, groups and organizations meet
challenges, manage change, and function at
their highest potential. I strive to integrate
best-known models and methods, the input
of others, and my own experience-based
insights and perspectives in order to best
address client and student needs.
Continuous learning and growth are
essential to my definition of success.
Oregon State University (2013)
PhD in Counseling. Dissertation research
focused on grief counseling. Phi Kappa Phi
honor society
Smith College, MA (1996)
MSW, Clinical Social Work;
researched and completed Master’s thesis
Bowdoin College, ME (1993)
BA, English/Environmental Studies,
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Certificate in Neuropsychology and
Assessment, U.C. Berkeley, CA (2000)
LCSW: Licensed as Clinical Social
Work independent practitioner in Oregon
Certified to administer and interpret the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI);
Association for Psychological Type (2001)
Counseling and psychoeducation (multiple modalities, short and long-term)
for children, adults, families and groups
Mental health assessment and diagnosis
Experienced and creative group facilitation
Curriculum and training design, development, delivery and evaluation
Needs assessment and analysis based on a systems perspective
Conflict resolution and consensus building
Content expertise in human development and change management
Project and program management, in both collaborating and leading roles
Advanced English language composition, editing, and oral presentation
Clinical Services
Private Clinical Practice, OR
Provide mental health assessment and treatment for clients of all ages.
Moved successfully from part-time to nearly full-time practice (22 client hours
per week) in 2007. Manage marketing, networking, billing and financial
components of business.
Clinical Practice in Agency Settings
Provided counseling and psychoeducation for diverse client populations,
in a wide range of modalities (individual, family, couples and group therapy, short
and long-term) for the following mental health and health care agencies:
• Caremark Behavioral Health, Meridian Park Hospital, OR (2000-01)
• East Bay Hospice and Palliative Care, CA (1998-2000)
• Battered Women’s Alternatives, CA (1997-98)
• Carroll County Mental Health, NH (1996-97)
• Dallas Child Guidance, TX (Graduate Internship, 1995-96)
• Health and Education Services, MA (Graduate Internship, 1994-95)
Program Management
Social Work Practicum Coordinator
Support and supervise all senior students in undergraduate BSW
program in their full-year field placements, from selection to termination. Instruct
Senior Practicum Seminar; facilitate evaluation meetings; serve as liaison between
students, field instructors and other BSW faculty. University of Portland (OR)
National Director of Program, Training and Evaluation
Created and updated outcome-based curriculum for all chapters of longterm mentoring program for high-risk youth. Directed initial and ongoing
training of all new staff nationwide. Supervised and coordinated local and
external program evaluation for all chapters, including working with NIH
researchers to design, obtain federal funding for, and coordinate a multi-site
longitudinal study of the model. Provided clinical consultation on program youth.
Friends of the Children National (OR)
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School Counseling Program Designer and Instructor
Designed, taught and supervised new training program through successful startup in public school district. Taught
series of four semester-long courses to certify staff as Student Support Specialists, covering development, mental health,
counseling and crisis intervention skills. Newark School District and U.C. Berkeley Extension (CA)
Curriculum Design and Instruction
Counseling Course Designer and Instructor
Designed and taught courses (three days to full-year) for undergraduates, graduate students, and adult professionals on various
counseling and social work topics, including Interviewing and Counseling Skills, Child/Adolescent Development,
Contemporary Family Issues, and Comparative Theory. U.C. Berkeley Extension (CA), Portland State University (OR),
University of Portland (OR)
Conference Presenter
Designed and led workshops on various mental health topics (including youth mentoring, risk and resiliency, communication
styles in clinical practice, and working across socioeconomic class) at local, national and international conferences:
• National Association of Social Workers Oregon Conference, OR (2006 and 2008)
• 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, OR (2007)
• Violence Prevention Summer Institutes, OR (2004 and 2006)
• Children’s Defense Fund National Conference, Washington DC (2003)
• 14th Annual National Youth At-Risk Conference, GA (2003)
• ISPCAN 14th International Congress, CO (2002)
Organizational Consultant and Workshop Facilitator
Designed and instructed customized single and multi-day team-building events for corporate and professional clients, tailored
to meet specific organizational objectives. Pacific Crest and Thompson Island Outward Bound Professional (OR, MA),
Inclusivity Inc. (OR), Synergo (OR), Samuel Merritt College (CA), Home Away From Homelessness (CA)
Workshops and trainings provided have included:
• Diversity and Cross-Cultural Awareness/ Communication
• Personality and Communication Styles in the Workplace
• Counseling Clients with Different Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
• Emotional and Behavioral Management Skills for Classroom Teachers
• Child, Adolescent and Adult Development
• Facilitating Successful Conflict Resolution
• Effective Supervision in the Social Services
• Anxiety and Stress Management and Burnout Prevention for Counselors
• Understanding and Building Resiliency in At-Risk Populations
Beckett, C. (2005) A Clinical Social Worker in Macro Practice. In L. Grobman, More Days in the Lives of Social Workers (pp. 2332). Harrisburg, PA: White Hat Communications.
Personal Interests and Skills
Community Theatre: played and sang leading roles in more than 50 productions (1976-present). Active performer with
Comedy Sportz of Portland, a professional improvisation troupe (OR, 2000-present).
Animal-Assisted Therapy: coordinated and supervised visits by trained dogs to nursing homes, schools, hospitals, social
agencies and hospices (Therapy Dogs International, 1996-2002)
Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 1989 (nationally certified in 1994). Created and maintained private
therapeutic massage practice throughout college and graduate school.
References will be cheerfully provided upon request.