Doug Chapman, LPC

DougDoug Chapman Photo Chapman received a Masters in Psychology Degree from Antioch University, Seattle in 1989.  He is licensed as a professional counselor in both Oregon and Washington.  He is a Master Addictions Counselor and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Oregon (CADCIII).  He holds national and state credentials as an Approved Clinical Supervisor and has supervised and mentored many, many younger clinicians.  He is a past secretary/treasurer of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association where in 2009 he won a Distinguished Service Award “for substantial contribution to the citizens of Oregon and the counseling profession.”

Doug has almost 30 years experience working in a large community mental health clinic as a therapist, crisis worker, internship coordinator, and program manager.  Most recently Doug served as Chief Clinical Officer. In this role he supervised a team of managers and programs ranging from residential to intensive outpatient to routine therapy.  These programs also included a team of DBT clinicians. Additionally, during his time at the clinic Doug received extensive training in working with special populations.  He is a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, a Hispanic Mental Health Specialist, and an African American Mental Health Specialist.  He also has extensive training in working with sexual minorities and served on a Washington State Sexual Minority Sub-committee as co-chair.

Doug has long experience using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and knows of its efficacy in treatment individuals with self-harm and impulse control disorders.  He also draws on DBT in working with other disorders as well.  Doug has received specialized training in other treatment modalities including Object Relations Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, and other treatment approaches.  Doug has been investigating neuroscience and somatic perspectives on dealing with complex trauma.

Doug believes in the worth and dignity of all people and that all persons, regardless of condition or disability, have the capacity to live full and productive lives.

In his personal life Doug enjoys walking and bicycle riding.  He is a long time practitioner of meditation and yoga.  He enjoys reading, especially on topics related to religion and spiritual development.  He also enjoys cultural travel with his wife of 25 years.


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