Meet Our Psychologists

Beth Kaplan Westbrook, PsyD


MSMP is privileged to introduce Beth Westbrook, PsyD to our Physician Wellness Program. 

For nearly 30 years, Beth has worked with and counseled health professionals, understanding that they carry a high degree of stress in both their professional and personal lives.  She values their privacy and strives to maintain confidentiality in a respectful environment.

Her experience includes clinical treatment, dance therapy, and private practice.  She has maintained professional relationships through organizational work, board positions, supervision of students and consultations.  Beth currently works in private practice, serves as a governor appointee to The Health Evidence Review Commission (State of Oregon), consults for the Physician Wellness Program (Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland) and The Health Professionals Service Program (Oregon).

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice, Portland, OR
  • Interventionist, Lung Health Study, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR
  • Clinical Psychology, Clackamas County Mental Health Center
  • South Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC
  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA, Therapist on a short-term psychiatric neuro/medical unit
  • Dance Therapy. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC (Certified in Group Work Training and Crisis Intervention)


Memberships and Professional Service

  • American Psychological Association (Division of Psychotherapy)
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • Portland Psychological Association

Papers, Presentations, and Service
  • “Treatment of Health Professionals: What we know”, Oregon Psychological Association, With John Christensen, PhD, 2011
  • Program Chair, Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, 2009
  • “Depression”, lecture in Psychopathology course, Reed College, 2006
  • “Strategic Resilience for the Profession: Getting a Jump on Change” Participant, APA Leadership Conferences, Washington, DC, 2004.
  • “Coping with breast cancer: How your mind can help your body”, YMCA, with Joan Dayger Behn, Portland, OR 1999
  • “Group Therapy: Current Trends and Applications”, Providence Health Plans and School of Professional Psychology (Pacific University), Organized and moderated panel, 1999
  • “Impaired Professionals: Prevention during Graduate School Training”, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1996
  • “The Pregnant Therapist: Issues for Therapy and Supervision” Association for Women in Psychology, Beth K. Westbrook, Robin Shallcross & Deborah Kass-Ray, 1994
  • “Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Addiction”, a panel discussion, moderator, Pacific University, Portland, OR. 1993
  • “Adjustment to Divorce”, Portland State University, Graduate School of Social Work, 1992
  • “Self-esteem”, Good Samaritan Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis support group, Portland, OR. 1991
  • “Dance/Movement Therapy with Groups of Outpatients with Parkinson’s Disease”, American Journal of Dance Therapy (Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1989)
  • “Long-term Adjustment to Divorce in Children”, doctoral dissertation, 1989


For more information on Dr. Westbrook and her experience, please visit
www.bethwestbrook.com.
You can also view her LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/pub/beth-kaplan-westbrook/a/ab4/9bb.

Dan Rubin, PsyD


MSMP is honored to introduce Dan Rubin, PsyD to our Physician Wellness Program. 

Dr. Rubin is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in physician wellness and mindfulness-base interventions. 

Dan was a founding member and teacher for Mindful Medicine, a Portland-based non-profit that offers evidenced-based mindfulness and compassion training to physicians and other health care professionals. He ran a physician support and consolation group for 6 years, and has given workshops on physician wellness for groups including Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence St. Vincent, Group Health and The Foundation for Medical Excellence. 

Dan comes from a family of physicians and foodies, and enjoys reading science fiction, painting, writing and hanging out with his wife and twin children. 

For more information on Dr. Rubin and his experience, please visit www.danrubinpsyd.com.

Rebecca Martin-Gerhards, EdD

MSMP is please to introduce Rebecca Martin-Gerhards, EdD to our Physician Wellness Program. 

Professional Experience

Independent Practice of Psychology specializing in psychotherapy with adults.  Including proficiency with the special population of executives, healthcare and mental health professionals, and clergy.  


Professional Services

  • Oregon Psychological Association, Colleague Assistance Committee, July 2012 – Present
  • Oregon Psychological Association, Ethics Committee 1992 – 2000: Vice-Chair 1996-1998, Chair 1998-2000
  • Oregon Psychological Association, Board of Directors, 1985-1987, 1998-2000
  • Oregon Academy of Professional Psychologists, Board of Directors, 1981-1986, President 1985-86
  • Oregon Psychological Association, Task Force on Professional Impairment, Chair, 1984 – 1988 Psychologist to Psychologist Program:  On Helping the Impaired Professional, R. Martin-Gerhards, M. Ballering, A. Garner, D. Kutner, 1988

Statement

Psychotherapy with Physicians has the potential for significant impact.  The life of the physician and their personal relationships, undeniably, can be enhanced.  Consider too, patients.  The lives of hundreds, possibly thousands can be positively affected over the lifespan of a physician’s clinical practice.  Imagine the reverberations of Wellness!

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