OHSU

Bounsang Khamkeo, Ph.D., CADC II

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Specialty:
Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Psychiatry (Intercultural) , Psychiatry (Adult Outpatient-General)
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), French, Laotian, Vietnamese

Biography

When Bounsang Khamkeo immigrated to the USA, he attended training in the addictions field at OHSU, and then earned a CADC II certification. He has been working as a behavioral health counselor at OHSU for 15 years. He speaks Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Haka), Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian, French and English. His specialty area of focus is Asian clients. The vast majority of his clients are from Southeast Asia and have difficulties with acculturation and stress, such as the combined stressors of loss, illiteracy and poverty, which are a precursor to substance abuse and gambling addiction. Bounsang has been instrumental in changing people's attitudes from being so negative because they feel that problems are meant to be and cannot be changed or are "karma." He has been successful in helping clients for family conflicts, employment, social adjustment, generation gap issues and living conditions improvement.

Education

  • Degree:
    Ph.D., University of Toulouse, France

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