Since 2001 Dr. Furchner has committed his professional practice to serving families through the dissolution process. He has extensive experience as a mediator, child specialist and parent coach, and has a long history of successfully guiding families through divorce. He has a special interest in developing parenting plans for families with infants and toddlers, and has well developed expertise in helping families who have children with special needs. He is a strong believer in alternate dispute resolution and practices with a wide variety of attorneys, mediators and specialists.
In addition to mediation and collaborative services, Dr. Furchner maintains a private psychotherapy practice where he works with a broad variety of clients of all ages and backgrounds. Dr. Furchner’s goal is to create a safe space for clients to be able to do the processing and therapeutic work necessary to spark change and enable healing. His approach to psychotherapy is multi-faceted and includes humanistic and cognitive components in addition to other techniques and approaches that are individualized for each client.
Dr. Furchner has worked as an adjunct professor at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology where he taught courses in statistics, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Projective Assessment. He has served as an expert witness in child custody and parenting time cases, and enjoys working as a lecturer, trainer, and supervisor in the field.
Dr. Furchner is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and currently sits on the State Family Law Advisory Committee for Oregon. Dr. Furchner returned to Portland in 1997 after achieving his Ph.D in California, and opened his private practice in North East Portland. As a working parent, he strives for balance in his work and home life by finding time to play basketball, rock climb, and play music with friends.
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