License:I am a Licensed Psychologist Associate. I am authorized to provide a full range of psychological services including psychological testing. Although I do not conduct formal psychological assessments for courts or any governmental third parties, in Oregon, Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Psychologist Associates, because of their training, are the only ones authorized to conduct these evaluations. Despite similar functions at times, Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Psychologist Associates are the only professionals allowed by law to practice psychology. I am licensed by the same governing board as Licensed Psychologists and have passed the same examinations. The difference is that psychologists have doctoral degrees. Psychologist Associates have master's degrees. Inquiries may be directed to the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners at 503-378-4154 and verification of my license may be found at their website by clicking here. You may also view my status more directly by clicking this page on the site.
Education:I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 1993 from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. My Bachelor of Science degree was earned in 1985 from Kansas State University with majors in Psychology and in Interdisciplinary Social Science. The latter emphasized Anthropology, Sociology, and Philosophy. I am a member of Psi Chi and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies.
Experience:I first gained professional experience in the field of psychology as a volunteer at a suicide crisis line in 1979. I later took on the position of Coordinator of Services with the same organization. Since that time, I have worked in a variety of settings with a variety of people. I worked for 6 years with the seriously mentally ill at Topeka State Hospital. I have worked with adults and adolescents, elderly and medically needy persons, victims and perpetrators of abuse and neglect, people in the criminal justice system, and with the developmentally disabled. I have lived in Oregon since 1995 and from 1997 to 2003 was employed in Portland as an outpatient therapist with Tualatin Valley Centers Mental Health and Addiction Services (now called LifeWorks NW). I presently maintain a general private practice. I have provided clinical supervision to graduate students and other mental health professionals, taught Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and am presently interested in the pursuit of legal and ethical matters related to practice of psychology and clients' rights. Toward these legal and ethical matters, I have been active in the development of new Oregon statutes and rules which govern the practice of psychology in the state.
Continuing Education: On a regular basis, I take clinically relevant and board approved courses in psychology to keep me up to date. The Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners requires at least 50 continuing education credits every 2 years.
Christian Wolff, Psy.A., Portland Psychologist Associate • Psychotherapist & Counselor 820 NW 21st Avenue, Suite B . Portland . Oregon . 503.381.2032 . email@example.com