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Elizabeth 'Liz' Doughty Horn, Ph.D.

Department Associate Chair and Professor of Counseling

Office: Room 516D
ISU Meridian Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Science Center

(208) 373-1718


Specialty Areas: Issues of Loss and Grief, Mental Health Counseling

Ph.D., 2006, Texas A&M University-Commerce
M.A., 1998, Sam Houston State University
B.S., 1996, East Texas State University

I'm Dr. Liz Horn (she/her), a resident faculty member for the Department of Counseling at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center. My primary research focus relates to issues of grief and loss. Specifically I am interested in the current trends relating to bereavement grief and everyday losses. It is my hope that grief and loss principles will someday be included in the counseling curriculum. As such, I am a member of the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) Grief and Loss Competencies Task Force. Despite my interest in grief and loss, my research agenda is usually more defined by my doctoral students' interests. I have guided dissertations and articles surrounding everything from issues of social justice to curriculum in group work. I truly love working with students to find their own passion in research and while my grief and loss work sometimes takes a back seat to their pursuits I am gratified to work with burgeoning scholars who are seeking their own path.

My free time usually includes spending time with friends and family, traveling, and watching old movies. I am originally from Texas and love my native state but have found a wonderful life here in Idaho. I can be found on a Sunday rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and making sure to pretend I also like the Packers for my Department Chair's sake. Feel free to contact me through email or over the phone. I hope to speak with you soon!


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