Matthew J. Modrcin, PhD, LCSW, is a Board Certified Diplomat in clinical social work and former associate professor of Social Work at Portland State University. Dr. Modrcin has over 40 years of clinical experience, specializing in couple’s therapy, group therapy and clinical supervision.


Attachment theory is his primary clinical lens interwoven with concepts from interpersonal neurobiology and somatic-based approaches. Dr. Modrcin’s current focus is conceptualizing the role of shame in the therapeutic alliance and interventions. He has developed techniques for healing that are centered at the nexus of shame and the emergence of self-compassion. 


A seasoned workshop presenter on a variety of clinical topics, Dr. Modrcin quickly engages the audience and provides accessible knowledge skills for therapists across all levels of experience.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Matthew Modrcin is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Matthew Modrcin is a member of the American Family Therapy Association and the National Association of Social Workers.