2024 Annual Conference Speaker Profiles

April 19 - 20, 2024 | Oregon City, Oregon
Providence Willamette Falls Community Conference Center

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Dr. Y Pritham Raj

Dr. Pritham Raj is board-certified in internal medicine & psychiatry, specializing in the connection between the mind & body as the Chief Medical Officer at Active Path Mental Health. Dr. Raj earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his Combined Residency Training at Duke University Medical Center where he served as a clinical rater for early TMS trials.
He is an associate professor at OHSU in the departments of Internal  Medicine & Psychiatry.

 


 

Dr. Jeffrey Fry

Dr. Jeffrey P. Fry is a Licensed Psychologist who has been providing psychological and school psychological services in the Rogue Valley for the past decade and within numerous school districts across the country for over 27 years while also maintaining a private practice.  He established the Autism and Psychological Evaluation Clinic of Southern Oregon in 2021, which currently serves as his private practice.   Dr. Fry specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions throughout the lifespan and has provided autism spectrum disorder evaluations and training since 2001.   In addition to providing support to persons with disabilities, he is a strong advocate for comprehensive mental health treatment for children and families. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) and is an active member of OPA and the American Psychological Association (APA). 

 


Dr. Emily Haygeman
Dr. Emily Haygeman is a Licensed Psychologist and owner of Empower Psychological Services. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Haygeman has worked directly with autistic individuals and their families in a variety of capacities. During her doctoral training, she conducted autism research through joint collaborations with the University of Utah and UCLA focused on improved outcomes for autistic adults. As a research assistant, she trained to research-reliability standards on the ADOS-2 and ADI-R, conducted autism assessments throughout the state of Utah for research purposes, and led a variety of social groups using the PEERS Curriculum. She participated in the prestigious Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program as an Autism-Enhanced Trainee. After graduation, Dr. Haygeman worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, public schools, and residential and wilderness therapy programs. Upon moving to Portland, Dr. Haygeman worked at MindSights before starting her own private practice. Currently, Dr. Haygeman specializes in neurodivergent-affirming psychological evaluation, individualizing the approach for children, teens, and adults. She also offers therapy, social empowerment groups, and a range of mindfulness-based services which are enhanced by her background as a trained yoga and mindfulness instructor. She has presented at conferences including the Independent Educational Consultants Association conference, offers training and consultation for group practices in Utah and Oregon, and serves as a practicum supervisor for Pacific University’s doctoral students. She currently leads a monthly peer supervision group on autism evaluation and regularly supports other psychologists and therapists via consultation, training, and collaboration. In every setting, Dr. Haygeman’s work focuses on empowering neurodivergent individuals, and as such the work of autistic self-advocates and psychologists is at the forefront of their own ongoing learning and development.

 


Michael Bricker
Mike Bricker MS, CADC-II, NCAC-2, LPC a consultant on “dual recovery” from substance use and mental disorders through the STEMSS Institute, and specializes in blending research-based treatment with other Wisdom Traditions. Mike is also a Behavioral Health Clinician for Lifestance Behavioral Health in Eugene Oregon and specializes in providing trauma-responsive care for chronic pain, methamphetamine, and Medication- Assisted Treatment. He has educated and trained Counselors in Alaska, Oregon & the Navajo Nation. Mike is a seasoned trainer who presents regularly at national conferences, Training Director for the Oregon NAADAC Chapter, an invited reviewer for SAMHSA grants, and a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. He has been a clinician, consultant, and teacher for over 40 years.


Josephine McNary
Dr. McNary is a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in her outpatient practice. She specializes in medication management and is particularly interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders.Dr. McNary has her BA and MA degrees from Stanford University and her MD from Tulane University. From there, she completed her psychiatry residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, where her training included women’s mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples and family therapy.Dr. McNary is the founder of CalPsychiatry, a psychiatry practice with over fifteen psychiatrists in locations throughout California, as well as a new location in Portland. She is also host of MindStories, a podcast exploring various mental health treatment options available.


Kalin Clark
Dr. Kalin Clark is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology, a licensed psychologist, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. She currently works with adult patients presenting with chronic gastrointestinal conditions in the Center for Complementary and Integrative Health within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at OHSU, providing evidence-based brain-gut psychotherapies. She also supervises psychology trainees interested in GI psychology. She earned her doctorate from Pacific University in 2015. Dr. Clark has additional experience working in a variety of integrated medical specialty and primary care settings, including bariatric surgery, medical weight management, chronic pain, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, internal medicine, and transplant. Dr. Clark also serves on the OPA Ethics Committee.


 

OPA Ethics Committee Panel

Presenting: Dina Wirick, PhD, Cathleen Turnage, PsyD, Cindy Marino, PsyD, and Heather Sheafer, PhD

 

Cathleen Turnage, PsyD
Dr. Turnage is an assistant professor within the Division of Pediatric Psychology at Oregon Health & Science University where she is involved with teaching, clinical work, and research. She works primarily with youth in the Comprehensive Pain Program and the Child & Adolescent Headache Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Dr. Turnage.

 

 

 

Cindy Marino, PsyD
Dr. Marino works as the Training Director & Staff Psychologist at Lewis & Clark College Student Counseling Center. She also teaches adjunctively for the psychology department at Portland State University. Dr. Marino is passionate about training and clinical supervision, along with serving the LGBTQIA+ community in all the systems with which she has worked.




Dina Wirick, PhD

Dr. Wirick is a licensed psychologist in Oregon and California, who works in private practice. She teaches undergraduate courses for California State University, Monterey Bay, as an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology department. Dr. Wirick is a native English and Spanish speaker, and enjoys working with culturally diverse clients and conducting psychotherapy in Spanish. She has work experience in various clinical settings, including the VA system and college counseling centers. 

 


 OBOP Panel

David Ziegler, Ph.D.
Dr. Dave Ziegler, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC is a licensed psychologist and Executive Director of Jasper Mountain, an agency in Jasper, Oregon that treats children and their families.  He has been licensed in Oregon since 2000.  Ziegler holds a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon.  He works as a therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, expert witness and consultant to programs and states, as well as adults, children and their families over the last five decades.  His current treatment program is internationally recognized for its innovation and success with the most difficult cases.  Dr. Ziegler has numerous publications and has authored ten books.  He has provided training and consultation throughout the United States as well as Canada, Australia, Iceland and New Zealand.  He was appointed to the Board on 9/28/18 and also serves on the Board’s Consumer Protection Committee and is currently the Board chair.

Dr. Catherine Miller 
Dr. Catherine Miller attended graduate school at West Virginia University, completing her PhD in child clinical psychology in 1993.  She completed her internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Ft. Logan, one of the two state mental hospitals in Colorado.  She completed her supervised post-doctoral hours at Larimer County Mental Health Center in Fort Collins, and obtained her psychology license in Colorado in 1994.  She moved to Massachusetts in 1995, in order for her husband to complete his veterinary internship in Boston.  She was employed by Lawrence Community Mental Health Center; as part of this job, she worked in a court clinic and ran a juvenile diversion program in the Lowell area.  She participated in the Designated Forensic Professional Training and Certification Program developed by Dr. Tom Grisso at the University of Massachusetts and obtained her psychology license in Massachusetts in 1996.  She moved back to West Virginia in 1996 in order to work in a forensic private practice with her mentor from graduate school, Dr. Bill Fremouw.  She was licensed as a psychologist in WV in 1996 and became certified as an expert witness in 10 counties.  She completed multiple types of forensic evaluations, including custody, parental fitness, competence to stand trial, and criminal responsibility evaluations.  Finally, she moved to Oregon in 1999 to take a job as an assistant professor at the School of Graduate Psychology (SGP) at Pacific University. She obtained her psychology license in Oregon in 1999 and is now a full professor at SGP, where she teaches classes in Ethics & Professional Issues, Child Interventions, Juvenile Forensic Psychology, and Single-Subject Design. She also supervises a team of graduate students at SGP’s internal training clinic in downtown Portland. She is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and she is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Oregon Psychological Association (OPA), and American Psychology-Law Society (APLS). She is currently the psychologist member of the Juvenile panel of the Psychiatric Security Review Board and is former Chair of the OPA Ethics Committee.  She is also the editor of the OPA newsletter.  Her research interests include child externalizing disorders, ethical issues, training of psychology students, and many animal-related topics (e.g., childhood animal cruelty, animal hoarding, and animal-assisted therapy).  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her pets, camping and enjoying all the wonderful outdoor activities Oregon has to offer.  She has long aspired to be a member of the Oregon Board of Psychologists.  The mission of the Board is to protect the public, and she believes that she can help serve that mission by providing the best training to her students who will go on to work with a large number of Oregon citizens.

 

Dr. Renée Diaz del Río 
Dr. Renee Diaz del Rio attended graduate school at CA School of Professional Psychology, completing her Psy.D, with a multicultural emphasis in 1999 at the SF Bay Area Campus. Her APA-accredited internship was completed at the University of California at Davis Counseling Center. 
Over a couple of decades, she worked in a variety of clinical inpatient and outpatient spaces including university counseling, community mental health, forensic hospitalization, and emergency services. For the past dozen years her work has largely centered around integrated behavioral health in primary care settings from FQHC to multidisciplinary group practices. In these settings she has implemented and managed new integrated behavioral health departments. To more fully assimilate medical and behavioral health needs for her patients, she completed her postdoctoral master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2019. She has also studied the role of nutrition in mental health disorders. 
Another role she has enjoyed is training and supervising up and coming clinicians. She is an Oregon approved clinical supervisor and recently served in the role of clinical director for a faith based nonprofit agency. 
In her private practice she works exclusively with relationship therapy, specializing in multiday couples’ intensives. She has completed advanced training in evidenced-based models, such as the Gottman Method, and enjoys offering presentations and workshops on communication and midlife relationship renewal. 
Professional passions include improving access to behavioral health services and areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her role as Board member, she hopes to contribute her breadth of experience for the betterment of psychologist licensees and consumers in Oregon. Likewise, she looks forward to fulfilling a core value of service and learning more about Board operations. 
Personal interests include reading, hiking, trying new vegan recipes, and cheering on her favorite sports teams with her family.