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About Steve Waksman, Ph.D.

Steve and Deborah WaksmanDr. Waksman has been a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), behavior disorders, learning disabilities, emotional or adjustment problems and divorce/custody/marital issues for over 30 years. He is licensed in Oregon and Washington, and holds Diplomate Diplomas in medical psychotherapy from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, and in psychopharmacology from the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register. He is also a certified school psychologist in both Oregon and Washington.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Waksman has been an associate professor of counseling psychology and coordinator of the School Psychology Program at Lewis and Clark College, a visiting professor of school psychology at the University of Oregon, and a lecturer in child psychology and psychopathology at Portland State University. He is the author of the Waksman Social Skills Curriculum, the Waksman Social Skills Rating Scale, the Portland Problem Behavior Checklist-Revised, and other research articles in the areas of clinical, counseling, and school psychology. Dr. Waksman has conducted numerous workshops for mental health specialists, educators, attorneys, and physicians, provided consultation to many schools and agencies, and co-authored the guidelines on the identification and provision of services for seriously emotionally disturbed students for the Oregon State Department of Education. His approach is to teach individuals the social, cognitive, and problem-solving skills necessary to alleviate their problems and to enhance their lives and relationships.


Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1976
M.S. Western Oregon State College, 1974
B.B.A. City University of New York, 1970

Special Training

Diplomate: Prescribing Psychologists’ Register

Medical Psychotherapy
Diplomate: American Board of Medical Psychotherapists

Family Law and Mediation
Lewis and Clark Law School

Child/Family Therapy and Research
Oregon Research Institute and Teaching Research Behavior Clinic

Behavior Modification with Handicapped Children
Teaching Research Preschool for Multiple Handicapped Children

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