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Curriculum Vitae

Jane Rekas, LCSW, CHt
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Hypnotist

Specialties: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent Education, Child Abuse and Neglect, Hypnosis

Mental Health Therapist  - Western Psychological & Counseling Services, Gladstone, OR (3/18 to present), previously also School Based Counselor

Private Practice - Turtle Dove Counseling, Hypnosis & DBT, Hood River, OR (9/09-3/18) Individual, couples, group and family therapy for all ages.  Assessment, treatment planning, case management, computerized documentation and billing.   

Mental Health Specialist – Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Hood River, OR (12/04-9/10).  Individual, group and family therapy.  Assessment, treatment planning, case management, computerized documentation.  Parenting classes developed and presented (using PowerPoint).  Provided training to staff during All Staff meetings.

Mental Health Specialist – Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, Hood River, OR (5/00-11/04). Provided mental health observations of children and classrooms, assessments, consultation, referrals and training to parents and staff.   Development of agency website.

Child and Family Therapist – Children’s Center, Vancouver, WA, 5/97-10/99.  Individual and family therapy with children and their caregivers.   Designed and implemented parent education curriculum.  Documentation of all case records using computerized forms and database.

Individual and Family Therapist – Lutheran Family Service, Beaverton, OR, 10/94-5/97.  Individual and family therapy. Assessment, treatment planning, documentation of case records.  Revised office clinical documentation system and published office newsletter.

Child and Family Therapist – Center for Community Mental Health, Portland, OR, 8/92-10/94.  Individual and family therapy. Designed and implemented psycho-educational group for children from homes affected by parent addiction.  Assessment, treatment planning, documentation of case records.  Revised clinical treatment forms.

Clinical Social Work Intern – Parry Center for Children, Outpatient Branch, Portland, OR, 9/91-6/92.  Individual and family therapy. Assessment, treatment planning, documentation of case records.

Client Services Advocate Intern – Insights Teen Parent Program, Portland, OR, 9/90-6/91.  Hospital outreach, follow-up and home visits teen parents.  Delivered concrete services, information and referrals.  Individual case management.


Certified Hypnotist 2011, American Alliance of Hypnotists

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, October 1997, License #2544 
Master of Social Work, June 1992, Portland State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 1987, Reed College, Portland, Oregon


Childhood Developmental Disorders
Civil Commitment Investigation
Addiction Pharmacology
Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder Medication Strategies
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Disruptive Behavior Spectrum Disorders

ADHD Brain Neurocircuitry
Anxiety Disorders Differential Disorders

Personality Disorders
Understanding Older Minds
Collaborative Problem Solving
Psychopharmacology of Addiction

Anger Control
Immune System: Mind Body Connection
Psychology of Resilience
Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Sensory Diets
Law, Ethics, Confidentiality
Motivational Interviewing
Dual Relationships Ethics
Help with Negative Self-Talk

Why We Worry
Relationships and Addiction
Emotion Focused Couples' Therapy
Certified Hypnotist (American Alliance of Hypnotists)

How the Brain Forms New Habits

Working With Disorders of Body Image
Clients with Substance Use and Eating Disorders
Marijuana Abuse
Schizophrenia Addendum
Eating Disorders
Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders
Ethics & Boundary Issues
Essentials of Group Therapy

Psychological Assessment of Parental Capacities
ADHD Current Perspectives
Coaching for the Clinician

Legal & Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Oregon
Doing Hypnosis: Interventions to Immediately Transform Clients with Anxiety, Trauma, Stress, Pain, Addiction, & Obesity
Treating Anxiety: Using CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT

EMDR 3 Day Intensive Training
Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental or Repeated Trauma
Schema Therapy: Proven Techniques to Treat Your Most Challenging and Resistant Clients

AEDP Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
Certified Hypnotension provider (Blood Pressure)
Certified Sports Hypnotist
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Certificate Course 
Anxiety and Depression Online Conference 


Treatment Planning
Structural Family Therapy
Gender Diverse Youth
Sticky Client Situations
Managing Suicidal Risk
ADHD Trainings
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Children and Adolescents

Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) Training Course: Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals (Online Course) 

Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions: A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Course

Advanced Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Frank Anderson MD 


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