Credentials, Training, Experience, and Affiliations of Fern Snogren, LCSW, MA, CHT

License and Certification

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Oregon, L5191 (2011)

Certified Hakomi Therapist (2004)


Master’s in Social Work, Portland State University (2009)

Master’s in Transpersonal Therapy, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (1999)

Bachelor of Science in Biology with teaching credentials, secondary science and math, University of Colorado, Boulder (1987)

Work Experience

Private Practice Psychotherapist, Ashland, OR, since 1994

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Intern Therapist, Genesis Recovery, Central Point, OR (2007–2008)

Southern Oregon University Health & Wellness Intern Therapist, Ashland, OR (2008–2009)

Community Educator, Group Facilitator, Teen Grief Program Developer, Bereavement Supporter for WinterSpring, Center for Living with Loss & Grief, Medford, OR (1992–2000)

Developed and Facilitated Embodied Knowing Movement-Oriented Personal Growth Groups, Ashland, OR (1998–2005)

Professional Affiliations

Hakomi Institute

Mental Health Resource and Education Network

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

US Association for Body Psychotherapy


Healing Intergenerational Trauma with No One to Blame (2016)

Shame and Dissociation in Complex Trauma Disorder (2016)

Transgender Emergence: Beyond Caitlyn Jenner (2016)

Couples Therapy and Couples Sexuality (2016)

Hearing Voices and Cultivating Internal Dialogue (2016)

Trauma, Dissociation, and Psychosis: Cognitive Behavioral and Other Approaches (2016)

CBT for Psychosis: an Individualized, Recovery-Oriented Approach (2016)

Quieting the Shame Response: the Journey Toward Self-Compassion (2015)

Taking the High Road: Ethical Considerations and Requirements (2015)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, The International Society for Study of Trauma and Dissociation (2014)

Clinical Supervision – 30-hour course, Portland State University (2014)

Dancing with the Risks: Safe Steps, Tricky Steps, Landmines (2013)

Skills for Supervision (2013)

DSM-V: What’s New? What’s Different? (2013)

Traumatic Attachment and Affect Dysregulation (2013)

Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Oregon (2013)

Re-Creation of the Self: An Existential Approach: Advanced Training (2012)

Boys Will Be Men: Psychotherapy for Men and Boys (2012)

Psychiatric Medications: The Way Forward (2012)

Escaping the Porn Trap (2012)

Love & War in Intimate Relationships: A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (2011)

Group Crisis Intervention (2011)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Somatic Resources, Body Awareness, and Physical Action in the Treatment of Trauma (2011)

Motivational Interviewing: Enhancing Skills to Facilitate Change (2011)

It’s All in the Family: a ProcessWork Approach to Working with Children & Families (2011)

Brainspotting, Phase 1 (2010)

Brainspotting: Working with Attachment and Dissociation (2010)

Dual Diagnosis and Multi-Morbidity (2010)

Using the DSM to Measure Treatment Success (2010)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2009)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (2009)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Mindfulness, Emotion, & Movement: Expanding the Regulatory Boundaries of the Window of Tolerance (2009)

Advances in Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Treatment (2008)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Issues (2008)

The Theory & Practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (2007)

A Harvest of Strategies for Treating Eating Disorders (2007)

Models of Therapeutic Action (2007)

Motivational Interviewing Introductory Course (2007)

Collaborative Couple’s Therapy (2007)

Clinical Approaches to Chronic Self-Injury, Mutilation, and Harm Syndromes (2007)

Parental Empowerment: Helping Parents with Challenging Children (2006)

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (2006)

Lifespan Integration, Level 1 (2006)

Right Use of Power (2006)

Mind Matters: Neurobiological and Attachment Narratives in Clinical Practice (2006)

Matrix Model: Relational Leadership (2005)

Crucible Approach: Integrating Marital and Sex Therapy (2005)

Child & Teen Sex Abuse (2005)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Somatic Interventions for Working with Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation (2005)

Establishing Fundamental Sanity: Buddhism and Psychotherapy (2005)

Narrative and Collaborative Therapeutic Approaches (2005)

Intimacy, Relationships, and the Role of the Strategic Self (2005)

Nondual Wisdom in Psychotherapy (2005)

Respecting Choices: Advanced Care Planning Facilitators Training (2004)

Strageties in Family Therapy: Creating a Partnership for Change (2004)

Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder from a Trauma Perspective (2003)

Gymnasium of the Body, Mind, & Soul: Fitness Training for Counselors (2002)

The Neurobiology of Addiction (2002)

Client Defenses and Their Clues to the Clinician (2002)

The Enneagram of Liberation (2001)

Laws & Ethics: Beyond the Basics (2001)

Beyond Normal Grief (2000)

Establishing a Children’s Grief Support Program (2000)

Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Current Status and Future Trends (2000)

The Grieving Child (1999)

A Transpersonal Investigation into Death & Grief (1999)

Transpersonal Approach to Creative Expression (1998)

NIA (Neuro-Muscular Integrative Action) Technique, White Belt Training, Portland, OR (1998)

Re-Creation of the Self: An Existential Approach (1997)

Life & Loss: Living and Dying in the Family System (1996)

Grief of Children and Teens (1995)

The Hakomi Method: Two-year training (1994)

Volunteer Training for WinterSpring Center for Living with Loss and Grief (1992)

Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy Certificate, Colorado Herbal Institute (1991)

Ayurveda Practitioner Training, Ayurvedic Institute, NM (1991)

Taoist Healing (1989)