I operate a training, consulting and psychotherapy practice. For over thirty years my mission has been to maximize personal development through healthy behavioral decisions, and to make a positive contribution to mental health promotion and the nurturance of positive social environments.
I hold a Bachelors Degree’s in Psychology and Religious Studies; and both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology. I have been a College Instructor at the graduate and undergraduate level. I have been a Licensed Psychotherapist since 1979. My international consultancy practice offers education, training, staff development, and professional development services for universities, k-12 school systems, First Nations communities, training institutes, and other community agencies across North America.
David E. Smith Award
Career Excellence in the Field of Addictions
Salisbury, Maryland 1989
Board Member Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Systems 2011 - present
Board Member Lane County Mental Health Advisory Board Chair: Drug and Alcohol Sub-Committee June 2008 - June 2011
Editorial Board Member The Prevention Researcher Integrated Research Systems 1997 - 2010
Founding Board Member Violence Prevention Summer Institute State of Oregon 1993 – 2006
Board Member Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Club March 2008 - 2009
5th Street Public Market 296 East 5th Avenue Suite # 311 Eugene, Oregon 97401
Dr. Michael Leeds P.O. Box 51240 Eugene, Oregon 97405
Instructor Training, Academy of Judo and Karate, P. Skornia, Sensei, 1972 Clinical Internship, Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, 1975 Master Trainer, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1975 Clinical Hypnosis, Rossi and Rossi, 1975 Community Sex Education Training of Trainors, Planned Parenthood, 1976 Management of Assaultive Behavior, John Blabas, 1976 Assertion Training, Training of Trainors, Los Angeles County, 1978 Drug Educator Certificate, Los Angeles County, 1979 Clinical Intervention, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Vernon Johnson, 1984 Assessment and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, AAT, 1987 Developing Capable People, Training of Trainors, Stephen Glenn, 1990 ENVoY, Righting Educations Conveyer Belt, Michael Grinder, 1993 REACH, Training of Trainors, Oregon 1995 Ropes Challenge Course Facilitator Training, Parks and Recreation, 1995 Verbal Judo, George Thompson, 1997 Functional Assessment IDEA, Oregon 1999 Certified Mediation Training, Lynn Cox, 1999 OSSOM Trainor Certificate, Oregon, 1999 Tobacco Awareness / Education Program, Training of Trainors, 1999 Yang Style T'ai Chi, Yang Zhenduo, 2000
Training and Consultation
I custom design programs to meet specific sets of needs. The presentation will be delievered in a multi-media format with careful attention to the learning styles of all participants. The content is always current and well researched. The program delivery is balanced between didactic lecture and experiential learning activities. These energized and fast paced trainings are guaranteed to exceed expectations. Services Keynote Addesses, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, In-Service Training, Professional Development and tailor made programs by the hour, half or full day, or multi-day events are available in the following areas: Organizational Development
Team Building Outcome Base Action Planning Community Resource Development Stress Management Management of Uncivil Behavior
K-12 School, Colleges and Universities
Student Assistance Programs Safe and Drug Free Schools Bullying and Harassment Positive Behavioral Support Violence Prevention Programming Managing Uncivil Behavior College IMPACT Program Residence Life Professional Skill Development NCAA Health and Safety Speakers Program
Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
Substance Abuse Prevention/ Iintervention 101 Motivational Interviewing Assessment for Treatment Planning (NIDA) Short Term Client Systems (NIDA) Support Group Design and Implementation
Psychotherapy and Counselor Training
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Adolescent Risk Behaviors Crisis Intervention Mediation / Reconciliation Skills Anger, Aggression and Hostility Stress and Wellness Strategies Family Systems Techniques Community and Family Mediation Rituals and Rites of Passage
For more than thirty years I have served goverment agencies, treatment programs, community based agencies, private non-profit groups, and other health system providers to develop personal and systems health.
Counseling and Psychotherapy
I offer counseling and psychotherapy services based science-based clinical strategies that empower and strengthen capacity building within individuals and their families. My theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy, with particular emphasis upon evidence based mindfulness oriented treatment approaches. With couples and families I embrace a multi-systemic structural family therapy approach.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1979) California Clinicaly Hypnotherapy (1981) California Certified Mediator (2000) Clinical Member, Am Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2004) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (2005) Oregon Qualified Mental Health Professional, Oregon Youth Authority (2007) Contracts
Counseling and Substance Abuse Treatment Service Provider Oregon Youth Authority April 2007 - September 2009
Individual and Group Psychotherapy Multi-Systemic Family Therapy Mindfulness Based Treatment Hypnotherapy Family and Community Mediation Divorce Mediation Anger Management Stress Management Psycho-educational Group Designs