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are pleased to present

The Oregon Mental Health Practitioners Conference

Portland, Oregon  –  November 4-5, 2016

Location: Crowne Plaza Downtown Convention Center

1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232

(not actually “Downtown” but Eastside)

 Parking: Valet parking is available for $15, self-park is $7.  Please arrive early.



Achieving Clinical Excellence:

Three Steps to Superior Performance

Full Day Workshop: Dr. Scott D. Miller, The International Center for Clinical Excellence

Thanks to a number of recent studies, there is now solid empirical evidence for what distinguishes highly effective from average therapists. In this workshop, you will learn three specific strategies that separate the great from the good. You will also learn a simple method for measuring success rates that can be used to develop a profile of your most and least effective moments in therapy — what works and what doesn’t.

Not only will you get a far more exact idea of your clinical strengths and weaknesses and how to use the findings in order to improve your own practice, but you will also come away with concrete tools that will immediately boost your clinical abilities and effectiveness.

Click here for more information about Scott.

Supportive Psychotherapy & Supervision for the Busy Clinician

Key Note Presenter: Dr. Craigan Usher, OHSU

In busy medical services and in urgent mental healthcare settings, maintaining psychotherapeutic focus can be difficult. Borrowing from Dr. Deborah Cabaniss’ model of formulating and providing supportive psychotherapy, Dr. Usher will discuss how following few simple steps can keep hope alive–allowing the busy clinician (say, social worker in the ER, psychiatrist in the hospital, a clinician in a community mental health agency, or school counselor) to make certain that brief interactions support individuals’ ego functioning, helping them utilize their strengths to cope with adversity.

ORCA Keynote 2016 Slides from Craigan Usher

Supporting Sponsor
Bronze Level Sponsor


Book your stay – $139

There are a limited amount of discounted rooms for this year’s conference.





12 CEs

Conference Rates


Sep 1 – Nov 3

ORCA Member Professional/Regular $379

New Professional (First two years post grad)

Student $99

Non Members/General Attendees



1 Day Registration – $200

Same rate for members and nonmembers

Group Discount!

Groups of 3 or more can receive a 10% group discount for ORCA Student members and a 15% discount for ORCA Professional/Regular members. All registration forms and payment must be submitted at the same time. Registration forms can be mailed or faxed only.

ORCA 2016 Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted by mail or email through Oct 15, 2016, less a $75 cancellation fee ($50 for Students/ New Professional/ Retired categories.) No refunds after Oct 15, 2016.




The Oregon Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2038. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Oregon Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Oregon Counseling Association is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt trade association.

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Oregon Counseling Association 
(503) 722-7119 
PO Box 2163 Portland, OR 97208

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