Professor of Counseling
- Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Psychology, Ohio State University – Columbus
- M.ED. in Higher Education and Counseling University of Washington – Seattle
- B.A. in Psychology, University of Washington – Seattle
Real World Ministry Experience
Former Portland State University professor, and coordinator of Counselor Education, Liz began
her career while a young person as script writer and recorder for Christian Radio Studio, Obot
Idim, Ibesikpo, Nigeria. The tapes recorded were broadcast on Radio Voice of The Gospel, to several
African nations, as a service of The Lutheran Hour/Bringing Christ to the Nations. Her experience
includes work as an adoptions worker for Gentle Care Adoption Services in Columbus, Ohio, and
later, at Give Us This Day Adoption Services, in Portland, Oregon. She was also Director of Emergency
Services at North Central Mental Health in Columbus, Ohio. From 1991 to 2011, she served as an
Emergency Services Crisis Clinician for Providence Health and Services, Portland, Oregon. She
has served on various boards, of agencies concerned with care for mental illness, and was a vice
Chair for the former Network Behavioral Health, now Cascadia Behavioral Health, in Portland Oregon.
Liz and her husband Ben have been married for thirty-one years and have four children. She enjoys
singing, gardening, and spending time at the coast.
Recent Published Works
- Commentator for Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH) Journal (2011-present)
- Bishop, M, Livneh,
H, and Wosley-George, E.T. (2005). Counseling clients with psychiatric disabilities
in D. Capuzzi and L Gross (Eds), Introduction to the Counseling Profession. Boston, Massachusettes:
Allyn and Bacon.
Recent Audio Resources
- Member, Health Interactive Panel—Access, advocacy and action. Panel of experts that
explored challenges people face in obtaining healthcare in the Portland Oregon
area. Moderated by Emily Harris, formerly of National Public Radio/Oregon Public
Broadcasting. A Marylhurst University, Spring into Service event, April 19, 2012.
Forthcoming on YouTube.