“It is an honor to work with others and a privilege to be a part of another’s journey to experience positive life change.”
As an integrated behaviorist, Dr. Egger collaborates with our Family Medicine providers in Philomath to help patients with behavioral health issues that are affecting their overall health. He takes a collaborative approach to behavioral health, working with the patient in integrating aspects of solution-focused behavioral therapies (i.e., CBT, DBT, ACT) with humanistic frameworks.
Language(s) - English
Dr. Adrian Egger works hard to create a safe, non-judgmental environment and believes positive change can be deeply influenced by the patient-behaviorist relationship.
One example that has special meaning to him is when he worked with a patient struggling with persistent depressive symptoms, anxiety, stress, and diabetes with poor insulin management. “My initial focus was on establishing therapeutic rapport and creating a safe space for the patient to process and reflect. By maintaining an empathetic, unconditional positive regard for the patient, we built a meaningful collaborative relationship.”
After discussing the patient’s core values and the various meanings attached to those values, Dr. Egger collaborated with the patient to find ways to more align the patient’s decision-making with values that promote positive life change. They also discussed ways the patient could more effectively manage his negative self-perception. The patient benefited from learning how to challenge his critical internal dialogue and began to adopt a more positive definition of self.
“By validating the patient’s emotional experience, establishing equality in our relationship, and helping to reframe the patient’s worldview in terms of values he could pursue, the patient began to make healthy choices that resulted in positive life change. The patient experienced an increase in physical activity and was able to manage his weight and diet more effectively. He even began to experience a boost in self-confidence, self-esteem, and social engagement.”
Outside of his practice, Dr. Egger enjoys spending time with his family, martial arts, yoga, and playing with his dog. He also enjoys watching movies and spending time outdoors.
Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, 2018; MA, Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, 2015; MS, Psychology, University of Phoenix, 2011; BS, Exercise Science, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, 2001
Integrated Behavioral Specialist, The Corvallis Clinic, 2019 -; Integrated Behavioral Specialist, Providence Medical Group, Hillsboro, OR, 2017 - 2019; Behavioral Specialist, George Fox Behavioral Health Clinic, Newberg, OR, 2015-2016; Integrated Behavioral Specialist, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, OR, 2015-2016; University Counseling, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2014-2015; QMHP, Clinical Inpatient, Trillium Family Services, Corvallis, OR, 2011-2013
Egger, A. (2018) Inside the Colleague Assistance Committee (CAC): A Student’s Perspective. Bulletin of Oregon Psychological Association. Volume 37, Number 1
Egger, A., Seegobin, W., Thurston, N., Gathercaol, K., Rabie, A. (2016) “How Sexually Trafficked Victims and Survivors Experience Hope and Resilience.” A Mix-Method Analysis. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado. Division 56 Trauma Psychology.
Brewer, A., Seegobin, W., McMinn, M., Egger, A. (2016) “How Hope and Resilience are Fostered and Communicated in Therapy.” A Grounded Theory Analysis. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado. Division 49 The Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.
Seegobin, W., Han, S., Smith, S. M., Hoose, E., Brewer, A., Rodriguez, D., Rabie, A., Egger, A., & Chang, K. (August 2016). A comparative study of religion and racial prejudice using the Implicit Association Test (IAT). Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
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