DirectoryElizabeth Wosley-George, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling

Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus
M.Ed. University of Washington, Seattle
B.A. University of Washington, Seattle

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Wosley-George, joined Northwest Christian University in August, 2016.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of Mental Health Services, and Behavioral Health Systems of Care.  A former Emergency Services Program Director for North Central Mental Health, in Columbus Ohio, she began her teaching career in 1991, at Portland State University, eventually serving as Program Coordinator for Counselor Education before retiring in 2012 to join the Counseling faculty at Western Seminary.  She taught as an adjunct Professor at Marylhurst University.  In the Portland area, Liz worked on an on-call basis for Providence Health and Services, Emergency Departments at Providence Portland, Milwaukie and St. Vincent Hospitals.

An advocate for individuals with mental illness, she has sought to improve the quality of mental health care by serving in various capacities on boards of Agencies that serve individuals with mental illness.  Once co-chair of the Board of Directors for The NETWORK Behavioral Health, now known as Cascadia Behavioral Health Care, she served for two terms on the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.  Liz has been a longstanding member of The American Counseling Association (ACA) and several of its divisions.  She was also Co-Chair of ACA’s Inter-Professional International Collaboration Committee.  Her teaching, and research interests are in the areas of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling, Psychopharmacology, Foundations of Mental Health Services, Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling, Practicum and Internship.  She has many referred presentations and publications.

A member of Grace Chapel Wilsonville, Liz and her husband, Ben Jumbo, have three daughters, and one son.  Her hobbies include gardening, watching Women’s College Basketball, and spending time at the coast.