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Curriculum Vitae/Resume' 
George A. Buettner 
3433 N.E. Stanton St
Portland, OR 97212 
[503] 281-3151        [971] 254-5168
e-mail: georgeb33@msn.com 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION  
M.A.    Portland State University 1981 Counseling, Psychology/Testing 4.0 gpa
M.A.    Western C. Baptist Seminary 1978 O.T. Hebrew Studies/Counseling 3.5 gpa
M.A.    Portland State University 1972 Educ. Admin./Psychology 3.3 gpa
B.A.    Portland State College 1970 Elem. Education/Social Sciences 3.3 gpa
A.A.    Portland Comm. College 1968 General Studies/Liberal Arts 3.8 gpa
Dipl.    Eugene Bible College 1959 Biblical/Ministerial Studies 3.2 gpa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  
**    Washougal School District #112-6 Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Administration   1986--2003
**    Private Practice Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), OBLPC&T Salem           1990–2021 
**    Oregon State Board of Higher Education -- Portland State Univ. Adjunct lecturer in department of Counselor and Teacher Education                                                                                   1983–1993
**    North Clackamas School District Guidance Counselor two schools                         1982--1986 
**    Grace Community Church, Tualatin, OR Staff Counselor, School Principal              1980–1982 
**    Neighborhood Church, Portland, OR Minister of Education and Counseling, School Principal K-6, Associate Pastor                                                                                                               1972--1980

FUNCTIONAL REVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
Counseling:  Experienced in individual mental health, marital, pre-marital, and family counseling. Experience includes educational and career guidance. Group facilitator-leader for structured marriage and parenting groups. Skilled in group counseling. Part-time private practice. Church counselor. Eclectic in choice of treatment interventions with emphasis on solution-oriented therapy. Elementary and middle school guidance counselor in both Oregon and Washington public schools. Parent and teacher consultant. Leader of multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) and Student Assistance Teams (SAT). Member of screening committee for students entering master's program in counseling at PSU. 

Testing and Diagnosis:  Use of diagnostic testing as part of the assessment process. Test training and experience includes tests of personality, intelligence, interest, achievement. Typical instruments include MMPI, MCMI, TJTA, SCII, Wechsler scales, etc. Able to form diagnostic impressions and treatment interventions. Test consultant to counseling professionals. Building test coordinator WSD. Lecturer on psychological testing at Portland State University, Counselor Educ. Program. 

School Administration:  Trained and experienced in teacher and personnel supervision and evaluation. Principal/Administrator in the private elementary school setting for nine years. Developed educational programs (traditional curriculum), supervised a staff of eighteen teachers and support personnel. Developed related written materials and oversight of budget process. Administrated intermediate age children's camp for three summers, directing an adult staff of 65 persons. Adjunct administrator responsibility at Jemtegaard Middle School in Washougal SD. 

Teaching:  Lecturer at the graduate level in the departments of Counselor Education and of Curriculum and Instruction, PSU. Conducted workshops on parenting skills, marital issues, sexuality, and general mental health topics. Middle school teacher in specialized subject matter related to human relations skills. Teacher of adult groups in biblical studies, family and marriage, life-skills development in the church setting. Teacher and Guidance Counselor in the public schools of Oregon and Washington. 

Vocational Church Ministry: Associate pastor, public speaker, performing ordinances of the church such as baptism, communion, marriage and funerals. Director of Christian education. Pastoral counselor.. Office administrator.