News Releases

January 11, 2012

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Telephone:  360-992-2921



Clark College Presents
“Mental Health Mondays”

Mood disorders and depression will be
the focus of the first winter quarter lecture
in the heralded discussion series


VANCOUVER, Wash. – From mood disorders and new street drugs to domestic violence and couples skills for relationships, Clark College’s “Mental Health Mondays” series returns for winter quarter, offering insights on important social issues. 

The winter series will begin on Jan. 23 when Laurie Ellett, LCSW, will focus on “Mood Disorders and Depression.”  The opening session will be held in Room 213 of Gaiser Hall, also known as the Ellis Dunn Community Room.  All other winter quarter presentations will take place in the Penguin Student Lounge, located in the college’s Penguin Union Building on Clark’s main campus.

Events are held from noon to 1 p.m. and are free and open to the public.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at

The “Mental Health Mondays” sessions are sponsored by the Clark College Counseling Center.  Additional information can be found at and by calling 360-992-2614.

Mental Health Mondays Discussions – Winter 2012

Jan. 23              
Mood Disorders/Depression                  
Laurie Ellett, LCSW

Laurie Ellett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oregon and Washington, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Alcohol and Drug Certification.  She has provided leadership and clinical expertise to programs servicing people who have struggled with mental health and addiction problems. 


Jan. 30              
New Street Drugs                                    
Detective Robert Latter, Clark County Sheriff’s Office

This event is cosponsored by Clark’s Addiction Counselors Education Students (ACES) Club.

Feb. 6               
When Substance Abuse and Mental Health Collide

Christeine Terry, PhD

Dr. Christeine Terry is a licensed psychologist. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach with an emphasis in relationship-focused and acceptance-based approaches – particularly Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


Couples Skills for Relationships

Elizabeth Sinclaire, LPC

Elizabeth Sinclaire is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).  She is a member of the American Counseling Association; NAADAC: The Association of Addiction Professionals; and the American Mental Health Alliance of Oregon.

Feb. 20             

Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication                

Bill Dehen, PMHNP

Bill Dehen is a Psychiatric/Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with extensive psychiatric/mental health experience. He has worked in both public and private psychiatric settings where his expertise extended to both individual and group interventions. He was trained as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Washington State University. He is board certified in the treatment of adults age 13 and older. 

Feb. 27             

In Her Shoes:  Domestic Violence

YWCA Clark County SafeChoice Program

**Please note that this session will run from noon to 2 p.m.

Mar. 5               

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Bevyn Rowland, Psy. D.

Bevyn Rowland, PsyD is a clinical generalist specializing in individual and group therapy for trauma survivors, men and women with eating and substance abuse disorders, and culturally responsive psychotherapy for LGBTQQIA (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersex and Allies) people. Dr. Rowland is currently a faculty counselor and human development instructor at Clark College.