CV of Fern Snogren, LCSW, MA, CHT

Experiential Highlights

1994–Present

Somatic Psychotherapy

Sole Proprietor of Private Practice
Provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for adult individuals and couples, specializing in bereavement; complex trauma and dissociative disorders; anxiety and depression; relationships; parenting; eating disorders; chronic health issues; LGBT issues
Employ strength-based, solution-focused, collaborative, mindful, body-centered methods
Facilitate therapy groups for eating disorders, stress management, and healthy relationships
Collaborate with agency team in developing and implementing strategies to enhance client outcomes

2010–2011

Jackson County Mental Health

Mental Health Specialist III
Provided assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, advocacy, and behavioral health counseling for severely mentally ill adult individuals, specializing in bipolar disorder, personality disorders, complex trauma, eating disorders, chronic health issues, and management of multiple diagnoses
Employed strength-based, solution-focused, collaborative, mindful, body-centered methods
Facilitated therapy group for persons living with bipolar disorder
Collaborated with agency team in developing and implementing strategies to enhance client outcomes

2008–2009

Southern Oregon University Student Health & Wellness Center

Intern (MSW Practicum)
Provided assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, brief therapy, and crisis intervention to students
Developed and co-facilitated grief group and eating disorders group
Collaborated with campus Queer Resource Center staff and students to develop and implement strategies to enhance accessibility and services for LGBT students
Collaborated with staff of many disciplines to provide integrated mental health and medical care to students

2007–2008

Genesis Substance Abuse Recovery: Residential and Family Programs

Intern (MSW Practicum)
Completed intake assessments, treatment plans and discharge plans
Co-facilitated individual and family therapy groups; provided individual and family therapy
Developed and delivered psycho-educational lectures
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff in planning and delivering treatment to individuals with diverse mental health status and needs
Collaborated with team to develop strategies to improve program’s use of anti-oppressive practices

1992–2006

WinterSpring, Center for Living with Loss and Grief

Community Educator (2005–2006)
Coordinated Multi-Cultural Grief Awareness Community Education Series
Recruited local, culturally diverse experts on loss and grief to offer their expertise to the community
Coordinated, hosted and evaluated success of community education events
Community Educator, Volunteer Coordinator, Teen Program Coordinator (1996–2000)
Developed, publicized, delivered and evaluated lay and professional trainings on a variety of death and dying and loss and grief topics
Recruited, collaborated in training of, and supervised team of 150 volunteers
Developed and coordinated school-based group bereavement support for teens, in collaboration with school counselors and administrators
Volunteer (1992–2000)
Provided telephone and in-person individual bereavement support to adults
Facilitated adult and teen bereavement groups

1993–1996

Lightheart Designs

Business Assistant
Assisted owner of women’s clothing designer in most aspects of production, sales, and administration

1991–1992

Cadbury Cottage

Manager
Managed all aspects of single facility tourist accommodation

1987–1990

SAS Circuits, Inc.

Environmental Affairs Supervisor
Responsible for all aspects of compliance with all applicable waste management, chemical storage, emergency contingency, employee health & safety regulations

1984–1985

Boulder County Safehouse

Volunteer
Staffed battered women’s crisis line
Provided support and education for residents

Educational Highlights

2006–2009

Master’s in Social Work, Portland State University

2000–Present

Multiple professional trainings on broad range of mental health issues and treatment modalities

1997–1999

MA, Transpersonal Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA

1994–2004

Continuing Advanced Hakomi supervision and assistantship culminating in certification

1992–1994

Two-year Practitioner Training in Hakomi body-centered, mindfulness-based counseling

1983–1987

BS, Biology & Teaching Certificate (secondary science), University of Colorado, Boulder

1982–1983

Liberal Arts: New College of University of South Florida, Sarasota

1980–1982

Liberal Arts: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IL

Professional Affiliations

Board member (2005–2011) and past President (2009–2011) of Mental Health Resource Education Network
Member of United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
Member of Hakomi Institute