We are pleased to announce our first workshop in almost two years! On Friday, February 11th, MHREN will be hosting attorney Paul Cooney, who will be presenting on Legal and Ethical Updates, providing Oregon mental health professionals with the current laws and ethics affecting our profession. This workshop meets the requirements for Ethics continuing education, and all COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed, including requiring proof of vaccination, masking, and maintaining social distancing. For more information, click here.

To register for Paul Cooney’s “Legal and Ethical Updates”, please click here.

The MHREN Board of Directors is committed to bringing high quality, renowned speakers to our region to present workshops on current issues in the field of mental health.

We generally provide four one day workshops throughout the year (usually on a Friday), each of which provides approximately 6 CEU credits for LPC’s, LCSW’s, psychologists, and psychiatric professionals.  We have found that the licensing boards for doctors, nurses, and teachers usually award continuing education credit for the workshops, as well.

Because of the requirements for ongoing Ethics and Cultural Competency education, the MHREN Board usually schedules a speaker on Cultural Competency on every even numbered year, and a speaker on Ethics on odd-numbered years.  (Because of having to cancel workshops in 2020 and 2021, we plan to provide workshops on both Ethics and Cultural Competency in 2022.)

Cost of these workshops is $90 for individual clinicians who have paid dues for the current year.  Cost to professional counseling associates (formerly Registered Interns) and retirees who have paid current dues is $45.  For those who have not paid the annual dues, the cost is increased by $20.  (Late registration is an additional $20 for all.)

Please continue to visit this page to keep informed about upcoming workshops.
A partial list of previous workshops MHREN has provided:

Stan Tatkin, Psy. D.“Love & War in Intimate Relationships”
Wendy Maltz“Escaping the Porn Trap”
Robert Whitaker“Psychiatric Medications, the way forward”
Michael Yapko“The Many Benefits of Hypnosis”
Terry Real“New Rules of Marriage”
Bonnie Badenoch“Becoming a Brain Savvy Therapist”
Jason Luoma, Ph.D.“Expanding your Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Toolbox (ACT)”
Arlene Lev“LGBTQ Issues in Therapy”
Cathy Moonshine“Mastering DBT”
Mary O‚ÄôLeary“Motivational Interviewing”
Jay Earley, Ph.D.“Internal Family Systems Therapy”
Stacee Reicherzer“Transgender Emergence”
Paul Cooney“Managing Risk in Your Mental Health Practice”
Karen Hixon & Melody Martinez“Race, Culture, & Their Intersections”
David Calof“Anatomy of an Intervention:  Videotaped Clinical Demonstration with a PTSD/DID Client in Suicidal Crisis”
Pat Ogden“Brain to Brain, Body to Body:  The Relational Nature of Shame”
Ofer Zur“Ethics with Soul:  Traditional Therapeutic Boundaries and Digital Ethics in the Era of Google and Facebook”
Darryl Inaba“Cannabis Use Disorder”