Jamie Watson

Core Faculty, Part-Time, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Jamie earned an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in 2011, and is currently licensed in the state of Oregon and Washington (LMFT) specializing in Child, Youth, and Family Therapy with a sub-specialty in developmental disorders. Jamie has had extensive training in Play Therapy and is certified as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and certified in Foster and Adoptive Family Therapy, and is in process of becoming certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused CBT. Jamie has served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Association for Play Therapy for over a decade, serving in President and Vice President roles, currently serving as President for her second time. Jamie began teaching at the graduate level right out of her master’s program, and has enjoyed teaching Play Therapy, and Supervision, and Child Development classes the most. Aside from teaching, Jamie is the Mental Health Therapy Director for a local non-profit specializing in pediatrics focused on neurodivergence and disability. Jamie is a staunch advocate for educating counselors, and has made it a priority at this non-profit to offer multiple graduate student internships throughout the year.  Jamie is also a trained handler through Pet Partners, and has trained and certified 1 therapy dog, which she used in her practice for 8 years. She is currently working on certifying her goldendoodle, and is a firm believer in the healing power of Animal Assisted Therapy.