About the Doctor
A. LICENSE INFORMATION
Victoria D. Thoreson, Psy.D.
Portland Office: 2929 SW Multnomah Blvd., Suite 202 Portland, OR 97219
Vancouver Office: (New Location) 1220 Main Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
California: PSY 9957
Washington: PY 60266706
Doctorate, Clinical Psychology
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Master of Science, Counseling
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AK
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Design
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
C. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Inglewood, CA 1991 – 1999
Responsibilities: Provided inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, groups, and hospital employees referred through Employee Assistance Program. Also provided short-term psychotherapy through managed care contracts. Administer psychological and neuropsychological tests to rehabilitation and acute patients for diagnostic evaluations and treatment planning. Participate in multidisciplinary sub-acute, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, and stroke teams. Provided crisis intervention in ER, CCU, ICU. Design and present seminars. Develop and facilitate Diabetes, Arthritis and Grief Support Groups. Market hospital services through public speaking. Participate in program evaluation and quality assurance. Provided psychological and educational counseling for Diabetes Care Center. Member of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team. Conduct and train staff to facilitate debriefings.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles, CA 1988 to 1991
Responsibilities: Provided individual, marital, group, and family therapy to sworn and civilian personnel as part of the Employee Assistance Program. Consulted with the Marina Del Rey and West Hollywood Stations on organizational, supervisory and employee issues. Conducted Critical Incident Debriefings. Designed and presented seminars on crisis management, retirement, coping with law enforcement marriages and successful aging. Edited articles for Star News Magazine. Supervised graduate-level interns and post-doctoral therapists in group and individual settings.
Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia, California 1986 to 1988
Responsibilities: Provided information, referral, counseling to patients and older adults in community about healthcare and community services. Financial advocate to seniors with billing and collection problems. Designed hospital programs for seniors. Evaluated community resources. Designed Senior Directory for San Gabriel Valley. Administered, marketed and promoted Senior Membership PPO (ElderMED). Developed local discount sources for seniors. Recruited and trained five person volunteer staff for Senior Care Office. Conducted ongoing public speaking programs. Coordinated and designed health education and screening events.
D. COMMUNITY SERVICE
- 1991 to 2006 Member of Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross
Mental Health Disaster Response Team. Volunteered to assist
Victims of Northridge earthquake, Malibu fire, and civil unrest.
- 1992 to 1993 Chairman of Southern California Spiritual Psychotherapy Associates
Pro Bono AIDS Counseling Services
- 1987 to 1988 Chairman of United Way Task Force on Aging Ad Hoc
- 1987 to 1988 Member of Advisory Boards
Heritage House for Gerontology Services
- 1980 to 1984 Doctoral Research Project: “Hypnosis for the Treatment of Asthmatic Children.”
F. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Psychological Association
- Oregon Psychological Association
- Relationship Life Institute (RLI)
- National Register of Health Care Providers
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies