NEWS from The Corvallis Clinic
Oct. 19, 2017
Mr. Handlin uses such methods as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat those with mental health and addiction disorders. “I believe above all else we should always interact with others with compassion and kindness,” he said. “When we see others as having great potential and promise, this then becomes a shared belief that is often realized through our relationship.”
Prior to coming to The Clinic, Mr. Handlin was Clinical Director of the Mental Health Association in Wichita, KS, from 2016 to 2017. He was a Senior Social Worker, Mental Health Court, for Comcare of Sedgwick County in Wichita from 2007 to 2016.
He earned a Master of Social Work in Clinical Concentration and Evidence-Based Specialization from the University of Chicago in 2007 and a Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology and Social Work from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS, in 2005.
Mr. Handlin also earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from Wichita State University, in Wichita, KS, in 1995. Before he became an LCSW, he worked in the arts as a teacher, performer and conductor. He said his initial arts career now influences his practice. “I believe change is possible when using our personal strengths and interests. My creative background helps me tailor approaches for others to journey forward in making meaningful and sustainable change.”
Mr. Handlin and his wife have two grown daughters, the youngest at the University of Wyoming and the oldest a recent transfer to Oregon State University. He enjoys music, theater, the visual arts, cycling and tennis.
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified providers and advanced professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.