Cathy Moonshine, Ph.D., MAC, CADC III, is the Executive Director of a private consulting firm, Moonshine Consulting, as well as assistant faculty at the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moonshine has been using DBT with clients, supervisees, and colleagues at treatment settings and graduate programs for over a decade, and is known nationally as an expert trainer, clinical supervisor, clinician and acclaimed PESI presenter of DBT.


Dr. Moonshine has worked with dozens of clinicians and organizations to integrate DBT to clinical practices and program models. She has over 20 years of experience in public and private mental health and substance abuse treatment settings across all levels of care. Dr. Moonshine provides licensure supervision and collegial consultation to mental health, addictions and dual diagnosis clinicians. She also works with systems of care and individual clinicians to implement and sustain evidenced based practices. Dr. Moonshine is also the author of a pair of DBT resources, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Volume 1: The Clinician's Guidebook (PESI, 2008) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Volume 2: Companion Worksheets (PESI, 2008).


For nearly 10 years, Dr. Moonshine has served as Clinical Director for Portland, Oregon. In that role, Dr. Moonshine continues to make an impact in the local, state and national treatment communities with her consultation, supervision and trainings, and is considered an expert in the areas of addictions and dual diagnosis treatment. She has testified to the Oregon State Legislature, appeared on local news programs and completed program evaluations for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. She served on work-groups with Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration on development of national standards for clinical supervision and counselor competencies. She serves on the Board of the Northwest Institute of Addiction Studies. Attend her seminars to complete continuing education and increase clinical competencies with DBT and other evidence based practices.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cathy Moonshine is the behavioral health director at Hawaii Island Family Medicine and Health Clinic. She is Professor Emeritus at Pacific University in Oregon. Dr. Moonshine receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Cathy Moonshine has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.