AMHA-Oregon Summer 2018 News


September 7, First Friday CE: The Aging Brain - Memory and cognitive ability
Presentation by Dr. Char Glenn, Her Functional Medicine practice works with protocols developed by Dr. Dale Bredesen.

Book Review: The End of Alzheimer’s; The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline 

Dr. Dale Bredesen is a neuroscientist-neurologist who is extensively published as a researcher.  That research has led to a safe and effective approach to Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment.

The fear of cognitive decline and of Alzheimer’s Disease is unlike the fear of other disease processes.  Anyone who has known and loved someone whose mind faded and failed, or who has known those with the anxiety of hereditary risk can benefit from reading the protocols for prevention, assessment and treatment outlined in Dr. Bredesen’s excellent book.  Alzheimer’s is not one condition, as it is too often approached, but several.   This book deserves your attention, it offers hope and clear strategies.  

A number of videos on line review Dr. Bredesen’s research and his book, two are linked below.

Dr. Mark Hyman Interviews Dr. Dale Bredesen on Cognitive Decline

 Dr. Steven Gundry interviews Dr. Dale Bredesen about The End of Alzheimber's


October 12 CE – Register Today
Moving Beyond Words: An Evidence Based Practice for Skillful Relationships

Katherine Calvert, LCSW is pleased to introduce the concepts and strategies of Radically Open-DBT, an evidence-based treatment focused on disorders of over-control developed by Thomas Lynch, Ph.D. RO-DBT is … supported by 20 years of clinical research. …

Calvert has adapted the concepts, strategies and materials of RO-DBT to teach a skills-based approach to couples struggling in relationship. The skills target relationship ruptures while they improve self-understanding, communication and interpersonal safety. Couples report less reactivity and deeper sense of connection. 


The Validity of the DSM: An overview

 In the Conclusion of his excellent article Dr. Terry Lynch asserts:

The experiences and behaviours diagnosed as various “mental disorders” are real and valid. The interpretation of these as primarily biological entities within the DSM framework is not valid … Rather than embrace the DSM, I encourage the counselling professions to press for trauma informed responses …

Click to read the full article, published in the Summer 2018 issue of The Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.


AMHA-OR Offers New visibility for pre-licensed clinicians

With a recent policy change, AMHA-Oregon now offers Associate Memberships including website visibility and other membership benefits to any pre-licensed Oregon mental health professional who has supervision arrangements in place.  If you are a supervisor of a clinician moving toward private practice, please direct your supervisee to the AMHA-Oregon Associate Membership application.  Which is found at the AMHA-OR.org membership information page.