Specialized Training Centers

Trauma Response Institute

George Fox University's Trauma Response Institute (TRI) sponsors training, research and service activities in the support of the resiliency of individuals and communities facing traumatic events. The TRI provides collaborative and ecosystemic training to graduate students and professionals looking to gain competency in trauma response services. We offer unique opportunities to our master’s degree students who want to include trauma-informed training in their degree program plan.

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NW Center for Play Therapy Studies

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George Fox University's Graduate School of Counseling is pleased to be the home of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies (NWCPTS), promoting the healthy development and welfare of children and families through the process of play and filial therapy. The NWCPTS is the largest university-based center focused on the study and promotion of play therapy in the Northwest and the only play therapy training center in Oregon approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

Students in our counseling degree programs can focus on play therapy training by incorporating graduate-level play therapy coursework into their degree program plan. The play therapy courses offered through the NWCPTS here at George Fox can help students who go on to pursue their play therapy credentials meet APT training requirements now while earning their master’s degree.

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Portland Counseling and Training Center

Serving the people of Tigard and surrounding Portland communities since 2007, the Portland Counseling & Training Center is staffed by advanced graduate student interns from the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling and MA Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling programs here at George Fox University.

Our interns support the mission of the Graduate School of Counseling by offering the highest quality of therapeutic services to families, couples, individuals and groups while taking an active stance on diversity and inclusion.

Through their work with clients, interns can maximize unique training opportunities for their personal and professional development as clinicians.

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Training for Clinical Internship Supervisors

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In addition to the training we provide students through our degree and certificate programs, the Graduate School of Counseling provides continuing education opportunities for mental health practitioners needing supervision training.

Clinical supervisors of LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) interns are required to complete a supervision training course before providing supervision services to registered interns in the state of Oregon. 

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