Michaele P. Dunlap, Psy.D.
Mentor Professional Corporation
Dr. Dunlap is a (1995) founding Board Member of Mentor Research Institute (MRI) and currently serves as its President. She is a (1996) founding member of the American Mental Health Alliance Oregon. (AMHA-OR) She has served multiple terms in several offices of the AMHA-OR Board and is presently its Secretary. She has served in multiple offices for the Board of AMHA-USA. She also served more than a decade on the Board of the National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. Her strong commitments are to the privacy, emotional and physical well-being of those seeking mental health services and to the enhancement of ethical practice, clinical skills, emotional and physical well-being and professional success of those who provide mental health services.
Dr. Dunlap earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Reed College, her Masters in Counseling from Lewis & Clark College and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. She was licensed as a psychologist in 1990. She is a past Board member, Education Committee member and Psychologist Support Committee member of the Oregon Psychological Association (OPA). She continues OPA service as a peer resource for psychologists in distress.
Dr. Dunlap has been and continues to be an activist in the challenging arena of confidential, timely and sufficient mental and behavioral health services.
She is in practice at Mentor Professional Corporation in Portland, OR, formed in 1992 to provide supervisison for new psychologists and to facilitate professional collaborations. Her clinical focus areas are psychotherapy with older adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She works with addiction and trauma recovery, life and health challenges and personal and relationship growth. She provides consultation to mental health professionals, human service organizations and works to improve relationship and communication among those working in closely held businesses.
Dr. Dunlap has been an organizer and presenter of continuing education for mental health professionals since 1989. Presentation topics have included: Clinical records keeping; Loevinger’s Theory of Ego Development; Clinical Implementation of the MRI/AMHA ConnectingCare model; Aspects of professional self-care; Dealing with managed care; Oregon’s Duty to Report law; Risks of disclosure in mental health services; Ethical practice in mental health; Identifying and dealing with nightmare clinical situations; The pragmatics and ethics of dealing with HIPAA regulations; Women’s chemical dependence and recovery; Internet marketing for mental health professionals; and Professional practice organization, and development.