Confidential Peer Support Committee

The Confidential Peer Support Committee (CPSC) works to provide support and avert impairment to members.  We provide members with consultation on a range of issues including conflicts with colleagues, clinical concerns, potential complaints or lawsuits, venting, concern about impairment, client suicide, colleague behavior, family conflicts, problems in the business of psychology and any distress affecting the capacity or enjoyment for work. Members may reach the Confidential Peer Support Committee (CPSC) by contacting one of the members listed below, or via email at [email protected]. All responses will be encrypted and are kept strictly confidential.

CPSC offers the following programs to OPA members: 

  • Confidential Consultations with members of the CPSC.  Our names and contact information are printed in each OPA Bulletin and are listed below.  You may call anyone on the committee.
  • A panel of Providers for therapy referrals, who are well versed in privacy and confidentiality concerns.
Questions and referral requests to the Confidential Peer Support Committee are confidential under ORS 41.675 and are not shared with OPA or OBPE. No demographic information is kept on callers.
Committee Reports and Updates

Confidential Peer Support Committee Members:

Maura Sullivan, PsyD - Chair
[email protected]
Charity Benham, PsyD


Jennifer Huwe, PsyD, LLC

Rebecca Martin-Gerhards, EdD

Ann Sola, PsyD, MPH

Provider Panel Referral List

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CPSC Unplugged

CPSC Unplugged is where you can find a cartoon, a tip, or an idea, related to psychology in some way and ideally that shows how we interact as colleagues. 

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Psychologists in Psychotherapy

This section includes topics like:

  • A Message from OPA Regarding Psychologists in Psychotherapy
  • Confidentiality Rights and Principles for Psychologists as a Client in the State of Oregon
  • Decision Tree - Psychologist as a Client
  • The Ethical and Legal Rights of Psychologist-Clients in Treatment:  Oregon Legislative Backdrop Creates a Need for a Culture Change of Self-Care
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Other Self-Care Topics

This section includes topics like:

  • Topics and Articles Related to Maintaining Wellness from the APA Board of Professional Affairs Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance
  • Psychologists’ Pursuit of Wellness Across the Life Span – Benefits and Barriers to Self-Care Practices
  • Minimizing the Risk of Patient Violence in the Workplace:  A Clinical Primer
  • When Boundaries Hurt by Lori Queen (Bulletin Article)
  • The Examination of Therapist Countertransference to Reduce Stress by Jonathan Lurie (Bulletin Article)
  • Healthy Psychologists - Video
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