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Students preparing for a career as a child behavioral health specialist at the Ballmer Institute will receive instruction from leading researchers in the areas of psychology, neuroscience, education, and prevention science and develop their intervention skills while working alongside experienced faculty practitioners.

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Graduate Coursework Sequence for Educators

Status Update: A graduate level three-course sequence will start this fall, 2022. Course Offerings will include,

  • Fall Term Course, Teaching Self-Regulation in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Winter Term Course, Trauma Informed Supports for Children and Adolescents
  • Spring Term Course, Developing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships

All courses will be offered remotely, one day a week, evenings from 6-8:50pm.

THE COURSES ARE FULLY ENROLLED FOR THIS FALL 2022. If you are interested in enrolling in the future, or if you have questions, please email us at

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Graduate Certificate Program

Under Development

The three-course sequence in children’s behavioral health will start this September, 2022, with the Graduate Certificate Program formally launching Summer 2023.

More information coming soon. If you have questions, please email us at

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Bachelor's Degree

Under Development

Status Update: Launching in the fall of 2023,* this program will require two-years in-residence at The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the UO Portland campus. Students will graduate with a bachelor's degree and be ready to enter a critical role in the behavioral health workforce.

More information coming soon. If you have questions, please email us at

*Pending state approval

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