Continuing Education Committee
The GoodTherapy Continuing Education Commitee is an important aspect of our efforts to provide quality online continuing education events for mental health professionals. The Continuing Education Committee reviews potential CE presenters and topics, as well as coordinates our online CE events.
Eli Levich Continuing Education Specialist
Eli has lived in Washington for over 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in social justice and creative writing from The Evergreen State College in 2011. Eli joined the GoodTherapy member support team in 2015 and now oversees GoodTherapy's continuing education program and other educational resources.
Eli enjoys attending many cultural events and festivals in Olympia celebrating local music, films, art, comics, zines, and more. Some of his favorite things are: coffee, concerts, musicals, astrology, and movies. Eli also loves spending time at home with his wife and their pets: a fluffy white cat and a yellow Labrador Retriever.
Chen Z. Oren, PhD Continuing Education Committee Member
Dr. Chen Oren is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Westlake Village, California. Dr. Oren received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California. He has experience working in university counseling centers, community mental health, and private practice. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men and sports psychology. He works with individuals and couples and co-leads a men's group. He speaks nationally and locally on issues of diversity, men, fathers, and sport psychology. In 2009 he co-edited Counseling Fathers (Routledge), a book designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He is currently conducting an exploratory national survey on fathers and therapy.
Karen Hofmann, PhD Continuing Education Committee Member
Dr. Karen Hofmann is the Associate Director and Director of Training at the University of Central Florida's Counseling Center. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida, and an experienced therapist who has been seeing clients as well as teaching new therapists about the practice of psychotherapy. She maintains a part-time private practice in the greater Orlando, Florida area.
Karen started working as a therapist in 1989 at the Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Program in Austin, Texas. She went on to earn her MS in Educational Psychology in 1992, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology in 1998 from Texas AandM University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Texas AandM University Counseling Center. She has been practicing psychology for the last 17 years, and her professional areas of interest and specialization are relationships and family issues, women/gender issues, trauma/abuse recovery, identity development, sexual orientation, identity and expression issues, social justice, group process, and supervision. She is currently a board member for the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).
Robert Taibbi, LCSW Continuing Education Committee Member
Robert Taibbi is a licensed clinical social worker with 45 years of experience, primarily in community mental health, working with children, couples and families as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director. Robert is the author of 11 books including Clinical Social Work Supervision and Process-Focused Therapy. He has published over 300 magazine and journal articles and has contributed chapters to several books, including the Encyclopedia of Couple & Family Therapy and Favorite Counseling Techniques: 55 Masters Share Their Secrets.
Robert provides trainings to clinicians nationally and internationally in couple therapy, family therapy, brief therapy, and clinical supervision. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina, and he has served as adjunct professor at several universities. Robert is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, VA.
Wei-Chien Lee, PhD Continuing Education Committee Member
Dr. Wei-Chien Lee is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a National Certified Counselor, and a Counselor Faculty and the Student Success Coordinator at San Jose State University Counseling Services. Dr. Lee is also a member of the Professional Development Committee of the National Academic Advising Association as well as a member of the Directorate of the CCAPS of the American College Personnel Association.
Dr. Lee received her PhD from Purdue University (Counseling Psychology) and completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Lee is a scholar, clinician, consultant, and teacher. She has published journal articles and book chapters and given more than thirty presentations at national and regional conferences. She has provided individual, couple, and group therapy to diverse populations for more than ten years. In addition, she has been invited to provide consultations to individuals and organizations (included California Board of Psychology). Finally, as her knowledge and skills are well-recognized, Dr. Lee has often been invited to train therapists and psychologists.
Dr. Lee has always wanted to help people be happier and healthier--she feels extremely honored and fortunate that she is able to do so, and enjoys working and helping people every day.