Michael G. Conner, Psy.D.

Clinical, Medical & Family Psychology

Bend Psychological Services & Education Options
965 NE Wiest Way
Bend, Oregon
97701
www.CrisisCounseling.Com

Office: (541) 388-5660
: (541) 388-5660
E-mail: 

Mentor Research Institute
Non-Profit Research & Consumer Protection Information
818 N.W. 17th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
97209-2327
www.OregonCounseling.Org/MRIHome.htm

Office: (503) 227-2027
: (503)
227-3836
E-mail:
Conner@OregonCounseling.Org

 Education

BS

Oregon State University

Forestry & Engineering

1980

MS     

Oregon State University

Counseling & Guidance

1984

Psy.D.

Pacific University

Clinical Psychology

1989

Fellowship

Kaiser Permanente

Graduate Medical Education

1995

 Summary of Experience

  • Clinical, medical & family psychology
  • Routine, urgent, & emergency services
  • Adult & adolescent psychology & counseling
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Crisis intervention and traumatic incidents
  • Evaluation, risk management & interventions for abusive, destructive, dangerous, violent, self- harming & suicidal behavior
  • Residential & outdoor  treatment programs & schools
  • Police psychology & training
  • Patient care & benefit coordination
  • Quality assurance & utilization
  • Health education

Affiliations / Credentials

  • Clinical Psychologist, State of Oregon (#1197).
  • American Psychological Association (APA) 
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Experts on Traumatic Stress (AAETS)
    • Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response
    • Board Certified in School Crisis Response
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
  • Institute for Health Professionals
  • Muskogee "Creek" Nation. Oklahoma
  • Engineer, E.I.T. State Of Oregon.
  • American Mental Health Alliance-Oregon

Experience

2003 to current - Program Director and Instructor for with Outdoor Therapy Institute (OTI).

Develop program curriculum and course materials for continuing education training for mental health professional interested in developing and expanding their practice in adventure, wilderness and outdoor therapy interventions. OTI is a program sponsored by Mentor Research Institute (MRI).

1999 to Current - Clinical Director and Psychologist for Bend Psychological Services and Education Options.

Provides counseling, psychotherapy, evaluation and crisis intervention services for adults, families and youth. Provides referral information and recommendations to parents for therapeutic boarding schools, inpatient, residential and outdoor behavioral health programs for youth.

1996 to Current - Director of Planning and Program Development. Mentor Research Institute.

Board member  of a non-profit research and training institute. "The Use of the Internet to Support Mental Health Services." Designer and producer of web sites which provide public information, resources, referral and research regarding Counseling, Psychotherapy, Evaluation, Referral and Consumer Protection.

1998 to Current. Critical Incident Response Program (C.I.R.P.). Horizon Airlines. 

Provide consultation, supervision, training and debriefing for critical incidents and  trauma associated with accidents,  injury or loss of life. Consultation for Crew Resource Management of disruptive passengers.

1995 to 1999 - Psychologist at Mentor Professional Corporation, private practice group, Portland, OR.

Provided counseling, psychotherapy, evaluation and crisis intervention services for adults, families and youth.

1997 to 2002 - Instructor. Institute for Health Professionals.

Developed and presented  three professional workshops as part of mental health continuing education series on Emergency Psychological Services and Crisis Intervention.

1991 to 1997 - Emergency Psychiatric Services. Emergency Department. Kaiser Permanente.

Triage, crisis and emergency room intervention involving unstable psychiatric conditions, dangerousness, traumatic events and severe stress reactions in adults, adolescent and children. Consultation to mental health, physicians, and nursing. Supervision during new staff probation. Services to children, adult and geriatric populations. Patient evaluations; mental status; medication screenings for ASEs and recommendations for psychotropic medication trials. Recommendations and coordinating medical hospitalizations including voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations in Oregon and Washington. Evaluation and referral for inpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Provided case consultation services for employers, school counselors, as well as area medical and mental health professionals. Quality assurance review team.

 1993 to 1997 - Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation Services. Medical Services. Kaiser Permanente.

Clinical and medical psychology. Consultation and intervention privileges at Bess Kaiser and Sunnyside medical hospitals. Psychiatric screening and evaluations, differential diagnosis of functional and organic disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide and violence risk, treatment planning and recommendations. Admission, transfer and discharge planning.

1993 to1995 - Crisis Intervention Response Team (C.I.R.T.). Kaiser Permanente.

Traumatic incident and stress debriefing within Kaiser Permanente and to membership. Co-author of innovation grant proposal that was funded to develop C.I.R.T. Contributor to crisis debriefing handouts and intervention protocols.

1994 to1995 - Clinical Psychology Fellowship. Graduate Medical Education. Primary Medical Care. Kaiser Permanente.

Provided mental health services and consultation in a primary medical care settings. Examined collaborative service delivery models for treatment of mental disorders in primary medical care settings. Developed a computer based medical and mental health assessment, treatment, referral and medication recommendation system for primary medical care. Provided triage screening, intake evaluations, psychological and psychosomatic assessments, neuropsychological screenings, treatment planning, crisis services and therapy with a broad range of patients including children, adolescents and adults, as well as multicultural populations. Provided consultation service to primary care medical physicians and nurse case managers. Provided group therapy for depression and anxiety. Supervision of nurse case managers and interns working with patients having co-morbid psychological disorders and medical illness.

 1989 to 1994  - Health and Psychoeducation Instructor. Health Education Department. Kaiser Permanente.

Psychoeducation instructor for Depression and Low Self Esteem, Anxiety and Stress Management, Couples Communication, Divorce Adjustment, Adults Raised in Dysfunctional Families (levels I & II), Relationship Enhancement and Parenting. Developed patient education and group facilitator handouts for DSM diagnostic categories and use of psychotropic medications. Developed group facilitator materials for childhood psychological disorders including diagnosis, treatment methods and prognosis.

1991 to 1994 - Adjunct Instructor & Consultant. Portland Community College.

Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Violence and Aggression, Crisis Intervention & Stress Management. Field research, training and consultation with Emergency Communications (911) and Oregon law enforcement including the Portland Bureau of Police and Multnomah County Sheriffs (Board of Public Safety Standards and Training). Executive Producer of a series of educational and training videos: Interviews With Aggressive, Destructive, Violent, Self-harming and Suicidal People; Tactical Field Simulations for Law Enforcement Training in Attack Risk.

1991 - Outpatient Mental Health. Department of Mental Health. Kaiser Permanente.

Contract part-time therapist. Individual, marital and family therapy. Face-to-face intake, diagnostic evaluations and referrals. Brief therapy and counseling format providing services to children, adolescents and adults.

1991 - Supervisor. Crisis Team Supervisor. Metro Crisis Intervention.

Telephone crisis counseling and intervention for quadrant community mental health centers. Supervised 5 volunteers, 2 employees, 10 employee assistance lines and 3 private clinic after hours phone lines. Provided triage and referral to emergency housing, shelters, psychiatric and medical emergencies for 3 counties in Oregon. Phone tracing and coordination with emergency 911 for suicide, dangerousness and hostage incidents.

1991 - Treatment Coordinator & Shift Supervisor. Ryles Evaluation & Treatment Center.

State Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Supervision of five treatment coordinators. Provided inpatient intake evaluations, medical status screening, treatment planning, monitoring medications for associated side effects, group and individual therapy, and discharge planning.

1989 - 1992 Practicum Supervisor & Counselor. William Temple House.

Counseling and social services. Supervisor of students providing crisis counseling and community referrals. Developed psychoeducation course materials. Provided counseling and therapy to adults, children, families and survivors of sexual and physical abuse.

1988 - 1993. Test Administration & Scoring. Private Practice.

Administration of psychological instruments and neuropsychological screenings for Clackamas Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Good Samaritan Hospital, Boeing and SAIF. Psychological testing for criminal cases involving drug use, violence and aggression.

1988 - 1993. Research & Development. Private Practice.

Developed a telephone and on-screen scripted mental health and medical triage system that is computer processed to provide recommendations, preliminary diagnostic impression and referral assistance.

1988 - 1993. Counseling. Private Practice.

Counseling services to individuals and families.

1987 - 1989. Clinical Psychology Intern & Assistant to the Director of Psychological Services.  Psychological Service Center. Pacific University.

Co-supervision of 5 practicum students. Assistant to the Director of Clinical Services. Clinical intake and mental status interviews, psychological assessments and neuropsychological screenings, psychotherapy and counseling.

1988 Spring.  Graduate Assistant & Co-Instructor. Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Co-instruction of advanced Psychological Assessment: Intellectual, Neuropsychological and Personality Assessment.

1988 SpringResearcher. Department of Human Resources. State Of Oregon.

Personality testing for team building and management selection.

1987 Spring.  Graduate Assistant & Co-Instructor. Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Co-instructor for advanced Psychological Assessment: Intellectual, Personality and Neuropsychological.

1986 Fall.  Graduate Assistant & Lab Instructor.  Graduate School of Professional Psychology.  Research Statistics.

1976 to1984. Forester & Engineer.  United States Forest Service - Oregon.

Planning and Project Forester, Acting Timber Sale Assistant; Engineer & Field Supervisor; Multiple resource management including timber harvesting, surveys, reforestation, watershed, fisheries, wildlife, transportation planning, road locations, visual and cultural resources; Environmental assessment; Firefighter.

Continuing Education Completed

Training prior to 1996 available upon request

  • "Internet Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment" Oregon Psychological Association, 2001

  • "Legal/Clinical Issues of Confidentiality, Charting & Documentation: Record Keeping for Behavioral Health Professional" Health Ed, 2001

  • "Advanced Concepts in Ethics and Risk Management." Oregon Psychological Association. 2000

  • "When A Therapist Is In Crisis." Northern California Group Psychotherapy Association, 2000.

  • "Adolescent Group Psychotherapy." Northern California Group Psychotherapy Association, 2000.

  • "Wilderness Therapy Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Therapeutic Communities and Group Therapy Practices." Northern California Group Psychotherapy Association, 2000.

  • "Adolescent Group Psychotherapy." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "The Neurobiology of Psychotherapy." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "Review of Antipsychotic Medications: From Past to the Future." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "The Theory and Practice of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) in Groups." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "The Pharmacology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "Power and the Group Shadow: Therapeutic Management of Scapegoating." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "The Latest Development in Empirical Research on the Efficacy of Group Psychotherapy." American Group Psychotherapy Association. 57th Annual Conference, 2000.

  • "Maximizing the Effectiveness of Group Psychotherapy", Lewis & Clark College, Professional Development Program, 1999.

  • "Empirically Validated Treatment Models for Antisocial Youth & Families", Oregon Psychological Association, 1998.

  • "Youth and Violence", CareMark Behavioral Health, 1998.

  • "Managing Confidentiality When Client Rights to Privacy are Restricted or Uncertain", Oregon Psychological Association, 1998.

  • "Health Care Trends/New Millennium" Institute for Health Professionals, 1997.

  • "Multicultural Mental Health Assessment", Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, March, 1997.

  • "Psychosis Induced Violence", Portland State University, November 1996.

  • "Collaboration between Primary Care and Mental Health: Serving the Needs of Patients", University of Washington School of Medicine, September 1996.

  • "Supervision and Employee Discipline", Seminars International, July 1996.

  • "Neuropsychological Assessment of Malingering, Depression, and Other Non-Neurological Problems", Laurence Binder, Ph.D & Martin L. Rohling, Ph.D, American Board of Professional Psychologists (ABPP). June 1996.

  • "Malpractice, Ethics and Standards of Care: A Practical Guide", Kennith Pope. Ph.D, American Board of Professional Psychologists (ABPP). June 1996.

  • "Risk Management in the Evolving Health Care Market: Ethical and Legal Considerations", Eric Harris, Ed.D, J.D, American Psychological Association, May 1996.

  • "Crime Victims Compensation Program and Services to Victims", Department of Justice State Victimís Program, Mary Ellen Johnson, Director. April 1996.

  • "Psychopathy and the PCL-R: Clinical and Forensic Applications", Robert Hare, Ph.D and Stephen Hart, Ph.D, March 1996.

Continuing Education Training Provided to Mental Health Professionals

  • "Mental Health Law for Social Workers, Counselors and Other Helping Professionals in Oregon." Lorman Educational Services. (Invited August , 2003). Marriott Hotel Convention Center, Portland Oregon. (1.5 hours)

  • "Legal/Clinical Issues of Confidentiality, Charting & Documentation: Record-Keeping for Behavioral Health Professionals." (February 21, 2002). HEALTH ED Continuing Education and Training. Monarch Hotel & Conference Center, Clackamas, Oregon. (1 hour)

  • "Ethical & Legal Issues for Confidentiality, Documentation & Consultation: Liability and Risk Management." (February 8, 2002). The American Academy of Experts in Behavioral Health and Safety. "The Depot" Training Center, Bend, Oregon. (4 hours)

  • "Mental Health Law for Social Workers, Counselors and Other Helping Professionals in Oregon." Lorman Educational Services. (August , 2002). Marriott Hotel Convention Center, Portland Oregon. (1.5 hours)

  • "Emergency Psychological Services & Crisis Intervention: Private Practice & Community Services Realities." (March 8, 2002). The American Academy of Experts in Behavioral Health and Safety. "The Depot" Training Center, Bend, Oregon. (4 hours)

  • "Legal/Clinical Issues of Confidentiality, Charting & Documentation: Record-Keeping for Behavioral Health Professionals." (February 21, 2001). HEALTH ED Continuing Education and Training. Monarch Hotel & Conference Center, Clackamas, Oregon. (1 hour)

  • "Patient Confidentiality & Documentation: Clinical and Legal Issues For Ethical Documentation" The American Mental Health Alliance. Legacy Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon. September, 2001 (6 Hours)

  • "Understanding and Dealing With The Risk of Suicide". Continuing education training for the Clinician Education Support Group. 2000.

  • "Wilderness Therapy Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Therapeutic Communities and Group Psychotherapy." (June 2, 2000). Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society. The 39th Clinical Conference. Asilomar Conference Center Pacific Grove, California. (2 hours)

  • "Assessment-Interventions for Suicidal Patients", Clinicans Network. 2000.

  • "Emergency Psychological Services", Training for Portland Community College Institute for Health Professionals. 1996, 1997, 1998.

  • "Computer Assisted Medical and Psychological Screening, Evaluation and Treatment Recommendation Systems for Primary Medical Care Settings." Merging Computer Technology and Behavior Health Care Conference, Lewis and Clark College, 1998. (2  hours)

  • "Emergency Psychological Services and Crisis Intervention, American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon." Continuing Education Series, Portland Community College, 1997. (3 hours)

  • "Emergency Psychological Services and Crisis Intervention." George Fox University, 1997. (3 hours).

  • "Multicultural Mental Health Assessment, Society for Personality Assessment". 1997. (1 hour)

Presentations, Training & Workshops Given

  • "Teaching Children Integrity" Athletic Club of Bend. Parent Challenge Program, 2001.

  • "Down To Earth Discipline" Athletic Club of Bend. Parent Challenge Program, 2001.

  • "Dads and Discipline" Athletic Club of Bend. Parent Challenge Program, 2001.

  • "Parenting In Blended Families" Athletic Club of Bend. Parent Challenge Program, 2001.

  • "Critical Incident Stress Debriefing - Recurrent", Recurrent training for Horizon Airlines CISD members to maintain their certification. 2000.

  • "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Prevention and Early Intervention", Presentation to Horizon Airlines Crisis Intervention Response Program members (CIRP), 1999.

  • "Managing and Defusing Anger and Aggression", Kaiser Permanente Member Relations, 1995.

  • "Strategies to Manage and Defuse Angry, Aggressive, Violent and Suicidal People". State of Oregon Disability Services, 1994.

  • "Violence, Suicide and Mental Illness", Portland Business Association, 1993.

  • "Communication Tactics and Attack Risk". Two year in-service training to Oregon law enforcement, Portland Bureau Of Police Training Division, (Approved by State of Oregon Board of Public Safety Standards & Training - B.P.S.S.T.), 1992 to1994.

Professional Liability Insurance

American Psychological Association Insurance Trust (APAIT).

Publications, Handbooks, Media & Research

  • "Transference and Counter Transference" In Looking Back and Stepping Forward, Diamond Haze Publishing. 2002.

  • "Excited Delirium, Restraint Asphyxia, Positional Asphyxia and 'In-Custody Death" Syndromes: Controversial theories that may explain why some children in treatment programs die when restrained". WildernessTherapy.Org, 2002

  • "The Admission of Students into Boarding Schools, Wilderness and Adventure Programs: Are Parent References Useful?" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2002

  • "Programs For Troubled Youth That Profit From Failure: How To Protect Yourself" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2002

  • "School, Residential & Treatment Program Marketing: Misleading and Deceptive Web Sites" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2002

  • "Understanding and Dealing with Self-Harming and Suicidal Behavior in Wilderness, Boot Camp and Residential Treatment Programs" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2002

  • "The Use Of Force And Restraint In A Wilderness Therapy Treatment Programs" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2002

  • "You Owe Me!! Dealing With Entitlement" Family News, 2002

  • "Is Your Child Failing or Unmotivated" Family News, 2002

  • "Anxiety in Children" Family News, 2002

  • "Stalking: Why Do Men and Women Stalk Each Other?" Family News, 2002

  • "Go to School, No Hitting, Be Nice and Listen to Your Teachers" Family News, 2002

  • "House Rules and Reality" Family News, 2002

  • "Building Self-Confidence & Emotional Bonds with Children"  Family News, 2002

  • "The Impact Of Disagreement And Conflicts On Children" Family News, 2002

  • "Eliminating Arguments and Conflict" Family News, 2002

  • "Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD). One cause of attention deficits, defiance and school failures" Family News, 2002

  • "Understanding and Dealing With Secondary Trauma in Children That Is Associated With Violent Traumatic Events", Woodbury Reports, 2002

  • "I Don't Want To Go To School", Family News, 2002

  • "Attack Risk: The 3 R's (Recognizing, Responding & Reporting)'' International Journal Of Police Crisis Intervention. 2002

  • "Wilderness Camps Deaths Pressure States", New York Times, 2001

  • "Internet Addiction and Cyber Sex", The Source, 2001

  • "When Are Antidepressants More Effective Than Psychotherapy." Conscious Living. 2001

  • "Are You Involved With A Psychopath" The Source, 2001

  • "Parenting in Blended Families" Family News, 2001

  • "The Dangers Of Transference" The Source, 2001

  • "Teaching Integrity and Responsibility" Family News, 2001

  • "Down to Earth Discipline" Family News, 2001

  • "Bulimia And Anorexia In A Wilderness Therapy And Intervention Program: Health And Intervention."  WildernessTherapy.Org, 2001

  • "Borderline Personality Traits In A Wilderness Intervention Program: A Questionable Venture." WildernessTherapy.Org, 2001

  • "Conscious Parenting" Family News, 2001

  • "Fear, Anxiety, Phobia & Lying" Family News, 2000

  • "Decompensation And Failure To Thrive In A Wilderness Therapy Program" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2000

  • "Decompensation And Failure To Thrive In A Wilderness Therapy Program" WildernessTherapy.Org, 2000

  • "Raising Children to Become Defiant." Family News, 2000

  • "Daddy.. Were You Afraid To Go To School?" Family News. 2000

  • "Understanding and Dealing With The Risk Of Violence." Cascade Business News. 2000

  • "The Risk Of Violent and Homicidal Behavior In Children". The Woodbury Report. 2000

  • Public information, education, consumer protection and safety site on the topic of therapy, counseling, crisis intervention, evaluation, risk assessment, residential treatment programs, wilderness therapy program, boarding schools, and intervention programs.

  • "Understanding Violent and Homicidal Behavior In Children." Portland Parent Magazine, 2000.

  • "Choices and Consequences:", A parent training workbook, 1999.

  • "Ten Things Your Therapist Won't Tell You",  Money Magazine interview, 1998.

  • http://www.OregonCounseling.Org. A mental health information, research and consumer protection web site developed for the American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon.

  • "Computer Assisted Medical and Psychological Screening, Evaluation and Treatment Recommendation Systems", Ongoing research project.

  • "Helping Children and Families Deal with the Emotional Trauma of a Flood", KOIN television news interview, 1997.

  • "Child Safety Products: Are They Safe?", KATU television news special, 1996.

  • "Cost Containment and Quality in Managed Mental Health Care: Policy, Education, Research Advocacy", Psychological Reports, 1996.

  • "Attack Risk: The 3 Rís (Recognizing, Responding, Reporting): An Article For Law Enforcement", 1996.

  • "The Great Northwest Flood Recovery: Childrenís Story and Activity Book", 1996. (English and Spanish versions)

  • "The Health and Mood Inventory - HMI", 1995.

  • "An Emergency Psychiatric Checklist for Primary Care Providers", 1995

  • "Dealing with Dangerous, Violent and Suicidal People in our Community", Willamette Week interview, 1995.

  • "Suicide by Cop: An Interview with Seven Survivors", 1995.

  • "Suicide by Cop", KEX radio interview, 1995.

  • "Debriefing Traumatic Events", 1995.

  • "Clarifying the Risk of Violence", 1994.

  • "Dealing with the Risk of Violence", 1994.

  • "Police Officer Behavior in Response to Dangerous Calls", 1994

  • "PCC Helps Portland Police Create Communications Course", The Oregonian, 1993.

  • "PCC Teams With Police Bureau. Tactical Training With A Twist", Portland Community College, 1993.

  • "Dealing with the Risk of Suicide", 1993.

  • "Is My Child Suicidal?" 1993.

  • "Dealing with Depression", 1993.

  • "Dealing with Fear and Panic", 1993.

  • "Interviews with Dangerous, Violent and Suicidal Patients", Video training documentary, Portland Community College Criminal Justice Department, 1993.

  • "Police Behavior During High Risk Calls", Video training tape, 1993.

  • "Hostage and Barricaded Subjects: A First Responder Checklist", 1993.

  • "Communication Tactics", KGW television news interview, 1993.

  • "Crisis Intervention", KOIN television news interview, 1993.

  • "Violent and Suicidal People", KPTV television interview, 1993.

  • "Dealing with Dangerous and Violent People", KINK radio interview, 1993.

  • "Communication Tactics For Law Enforcement", Portland Community College, 1993.

  • "Attack Risk", 1993.

  • "Childhood Psychological Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis: An Outline for Health Education Facilitators", Kaiser Permanente, 1991.

  • "The Use of Computers in Psychological Evaluation and Training", Doctoral Dissertation, 1989.