Beth Westbrook, PsyD

As a clinical psychologist, Beth has provided services to health professionals for the past 30 years. She understands the stressors in physician’s lives and works to maintain privacy and confidentiality in her private office setting in NW Portland.

Over her career, Beth has worked in prevention, private practice, hospitals and clinics. She has served as President of the Oregon Psychological Association, served on and chaired the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (American Psychological Association) and as a Governor Appointee to the Health Evidence Review Commission (2012-18, State of Oregon). She has given invited presentations on topics including depression, burnout, physician wellness, psychological aspects of medical conditions and group work. Beth helped develop the Physician Wellness Program at the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland (MSMP), and serves on the Wellness Committee to continue the protections of privacy and convenient scheduling for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice, Portland, OR
  • Interventionist, Lung Health Study, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
  • Clinical Psychology, Clackamas County Mental Health Center
  • South Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC
  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA, Therapist on a short-term psychiatric neuro/medical unit
  • Dance Therapy. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC (Certified in Group Work Training and Crisis Intervention)

Memberships and Professional Service

  • American Psychological Association (Division of Psychotherapy)
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • Portland Psychological Association

Papers, Presentations, and Service
  • “Treatment of Health Professionals: What we know”, Oregon Psychological Association, With John Christensen, PhD, 2011
  • Program Chair, Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, 2009
  • “Depression”, lecture in Psychopathology course, Reed College, 2006
  • “Strategic Resilience for the Profession: Getting a Jump on Change” Participant, APA Leadership Conferences, Washington, DC, 2004.
  • “Coping with breast cancer: How your mind can help your body”, YMCA, with Joan Dayger Behn, Portland, OR 1999
  • “Group Therapy: Current Trends and Applications”, Providence Health Plans and School of Professional Psychology (Pacific University), Organized and moderated panel, 1999
  • “Impaired Professionals: Prevention during Graduate School Training”, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1996
  • “The Pregnant Therapist: Issues for Therapy and Supervision” Association for Women in Psychology, Beth K. Westbrook, Robin Shallcross & Deborah Kass-Ray, 1994
  • “Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Addiction”, a panel discussion, moderator, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1993
  • “Adjustment to Divorce”, Portland State University, Graduate School of Social Work, 1992
  • “Self-esteem”, Good Samaritan Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis support group, Portland, OR. 1991
  • “Dance/Movement Therapy with Groups of Outpatients with Parkinson’s Disease”, American Journal of Dance Therapy (Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1989)
  • “Long-term Adjustment to Divorce in Children”, doctoral dissertation, 1989

For more information on Beth and her experience, please visit

Contact Beth directly for an appointment at (503) 860-0614.

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