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Professional Development Workshops

Idaho State University Department of Counseling has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3010. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Idaho State University Department of Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

CEUs For Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

For further information, email our office at counpdw@isu.edu or call Randa at (208)282-3156.

Please note: Clinicians are responsible for ensuring the CEs we provide fit the continuing education requirements of their particular licensing board.

2018 Schedule 

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APRIL


April 20, 2018 - POCATELLO (also offered as a webinar)

Animals in Human Healthcare: 
Ethical, Legal and Best Practice Considerations

Leslie Stewart, Ph.D.
3 CONTACT HOURS OF ETHICS 

The popularity of including animals in human healthcare is exponentially increasing, as are client/patient requests for Emotional Support Animals. When presented with a request for an Emotional Support Animal letter, many clinicians are uninformed about important legal, ethical, and treatment planning related considerations associated with such requests. Despite the growing popularity of animals’ roles in human healthcare, many providers and clinicians remain unaware of important role distinctions, access rights, liability concerns, and animal welfare considerations associated with different types of helper animals. In this workshop, the presenter will orient attendees to 3 vastly different helper animal roles: Service Animals/Assistance Animals, Therapy Animals, and Emotional Support Animals. Further, the presenter will provide evidence based best practice recommendations associated with each of the 3 helper animal roles.

 

Please Note: Although this workshop covers topics relevant to animals, it is intended for human attendees only. Due to liability concerns, accommodations cannot be made for attendee’s pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals. Service/Assistance animals will, of course, be accommodated per ADA guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

Identify and define 3 distinctive helper animal roles: Service/Assistance Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Therapy Animals.

Discuss legal, ethical, and best practices considerations relevant to all 3 roles discussed above.

Generate informed decisions about including or formally supporting a helper animal in a client’s treatment plan.

Describe documentation, policies and procedures appropriate to each helper animal role.

Identify appropriate and ethical inclusion of animals in professional settings and respond to inappropriate or unethical inclusions of animals in a professional setting.

Identify resources for developing provider competence in therapeutic human-animal interactions.

 Registration Fee: $60

 Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Pocatello (or webinar)

 Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

*For this workshop, make sure that you designate whether you will be attending in person or via webinar.

 

 


April 27, 2018 - POCATELLO

Ethical Considerations When Engaging in Post-Graduate Peer Supervision

Jehan Hill, MEd, LPC, Kathleen Muirhead, MA, LPC, William Lane, M.Coun, LPC, NCC
 3 CONTACT HOURS OF ETHICS

For licensed clinicians, peer consultation plays a vital role in maintaining an ethical practice. This workshop will cover consultation models used when engaging post-graduate peer consultation and provide ethical considerations when discussing client concerns. This workshop will include discussion, lecture, and role plays to better understand and integrate knowledge when navigating peer collaboration.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                                                                                                    
Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

  


MAY


May 11, 2018 - POCATELLO

ADVANCED CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR COUNSELORS: 
Supervising the Novice Counselor

Melisa DeMeyer, M.S. & Renee Howells, M.A.
6 CONTACT HOURS

It is not uncommon for supervisors to work with counselors-in-training who are still in their master's program or novice counselors who have been in the field a few years. providing supervision to counselors-in-training is both rewarding and challenging. Novice counselors entering the counseling profession may face unique clinical situations they did not encounter in their master's program, may require more mentorship, and may still need developmental support. Through this workshop, attendees will learn about the challenges novice counselors may face as well as techniques for addressing these challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn developmental challenges novice counselors may face and recommendations for addressing developmental stages.
  2. Participants will learn about difficult conversations they may have with their novice counselor supervisees and suggestions for how to navigate these conversations.
  3. Participants will learn how to navigate the relations with university supervisors or how to utilize disposition characteristics to evaluate supervisees.

Registration Fee: $80

Friday, May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

  


 May 11, 2018 - COEUR D'ALENE 

Ethics of Referral: When am I Not Competent?

Melanie Person, Ph.D.
3 CONTACT HOURS OF ETHICS

There are several seminal legal cases in the field of counseling that rule on counselor ability to refer clients for a variety of reasons including counselor values and competence.  Many of these legal cases are disputed and appealed, leading the counseling community to questions what are the ethical and legal justifications and ramifications of referring a client to another counselor. During this ethics presentation, legal cases and corresponding ethics standards will be discussed to provide clarity on ruling and counselor responsibility.  Clarification around counselor right to refer for competence will be discussed at length. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with scenarios related to client referral and learn several ethical decision-making models from which to practice ethical referral.

Objectives:

 Understand ACA Code of Ethics standards on appropriate referral

 Increase awareness of legal cases that resulted from client referral

 Identify an ethical decision making model that will help protect participants from ramifications of referral

 Practice making ethical decisions related to referral

 Identify best-practices for the referral process when appropriate

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                                                        

Location:  Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC-Cedar Conference Room

 


May 18, 2018 - POCATELLO

Ethically Providing Career and Mental Health Services
Utilizing Distance Counseling, Technology, and Social Media 

Lance Erickson, Ed.D., LPC, Jeff Christensen, M.Coun, LPC, NCC, and Brady Cook, M.Coun, LPC, NCC
 3 CONTACT HOURS OF ETHICS

Counseling professionals are continually faced with the evolving nature of providing counseling services to clients online in its many forms. Being able to provide professional services to our clients through the use of technology requires knowledge of and adherence to ethical standards. This session will review the ACA and NCDA national codes of ethics regarding the specific guidelines, benefits, and limitations associated with providing counseling services online through technology applications.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, May 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                  

Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726


May 18, 2018 - COEUR D'ALENE

Advanced Clinical Supervision For Counselors 

Mark Young, Ph.D.
6 CONTACT HOURS 

Supervision can take on many different forms and functions. The purpose of this advanced training is to explore the focus and methods of current supervisors with the goal to expand and enhance current practices. Participants will work to delineate their own approach to supervision and how to increase clinical competence through theory grounded conversations and process oriented feedback. Specific forms of supervision will be demonstrated with a focus on seeing the work of the supervisee during supervision sessions. 

Registration Fee: $80

Friday, May 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, KH–Classroom 2

 


JUNE


June 1 and 2, 2018 - COEUR D'ALENE

15-Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop 

Melanie Person, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS 

his workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the State of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists  (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200.c). Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Clinical Supervision, Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Types of Supervision Methods, Ethical and Legal Obligations in Supervision, Cultural Implications in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, and Setting-up Supervision

Participants will also gain skills in the following areas: Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Ethical Decision Making and Evaluation in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, Setting-up Supervision, and Using Creative Prevention/Intervention in Supervision

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.              

Location: Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC, Cedar Conference Room

OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS: 

Pocatello – September 21 & 22, 2018

Meridian - October 12 & 13, 2018

 


June 8, 2018 - MERIDIAN

ADVANCED CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR COUNSELORS: 
Strength-Based Supervision: Using Mindfulness, Self-Compassion,
and Character Strengths

Jane C. Coe Smith, Ph.D., LCPC
6 CONTACT HOURS 

This advanced supervision workshop will focus on principles, strategies, and techniques that attend to the strengths of the supervisee and the supervisor in promoting professional learning and growth. Attendees will be introduced to the VIA Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues © and the VIA Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) Survey. Applications for these tools for both supervisee and supervisor will be presented and practiced. Mindfulness and self-compassion strategies will be experientially introduced and attendees will learn ways to incorporate these supportive practices into their supervision work.

Registration Fee: $80

Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 682




June 8, 2018 - COEUR D'ALENE

Attachment-Based Intervention 

Mark Young, Ph.D.
 6 CONTACT HOURS 

John Bowlby, the founder of Attachment Theory, stated that humans are wired for connection and the need for connection continues from cradle to grave. This workshop will give an overview of Attachment Theory to help counselors enhance their understanding of parent-child bonding, adult attachment, attachment styles, and the benefits of a secure attachment. Attachment Theory does not serve as a counseling approach, therefore this workshop will focus on how counselors can apply the concepts of the theory to influence their understanding of their clients and guide their interventions.

Objectives:

  •         Gain an increased understanding of Attachment Theory and attachment-based   Interventions
  •         Enhance counselor conceptualization of attachment strategies and relationship needs
  •         Understand how to create secure attachment and the benefits for clients
  •         How to view the counseling relationship through an attachment lens 

Registration Fee: $80

Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Coeur d’Alene                                                   

Location:  Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, KH – Classroom 2

 


JULY 


July 6, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Practical Strategies for Working with Ambiguous Loss
and Disenfranchised Grief in Clinical Practice 

Liz Horn, Ph.D.
 3 CONTACT HOURS 

Mental health practitioners can be challenged with how to approach working with ambiguous loss such as miscarriage, pet loss, divorce, and adoption, yet some form of ambiguous loss touches every client. Such "hidden" forms of loss can be difficult to identify but critical to address for clients whose disenfranchised grief is left unacknowledged by the greater society. This presentation will introduce the concepts of ambiguous and disenfranchised grief and loss. In an interactive format, participants will gain greater understanding of these concepts and learn strategies for identifying and working with ambiguous losses.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, July 6, 2018, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Meridian    

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 682

 


July 20, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Foundations of Group Therapy

Matt Niece, Ph.D.
 8 CONTACT HOURS  

This training will help experienced and emerging professional counselors address real world challenges for working with groups. Participants will gain knowledge about recognizing and diagnosing problematic group dynamics and learn skills to develop and implement process-based interventions and to resolve challenging issues in groups. The training will include an experiential portion to practice group skills so that participants can develop efficacy with the concepts presented. This experiential portion will be a process-based group. This group is meant to be both interpersonal and intrapersonal in nature.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, July 20, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Meridian    

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 682

 


AUGUST


August 3, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Play Becomes Real in the Sandtray:
The Oaklander Approach to Gestalt Play and Art Therapy 

Peter Mortola, Ph.D. 
8 CONTACT HOURS 

From the start, playfulness was at the heart of this serious business of psychotherapy. Freud’s game-like use of associations was intended to get his patients thinking laterally and not literally. Perl’s use of the “empty chair” was intended to help his clients engage in “as if” scenarios, akin to the make-believe play of children. Yet playfulness has lost ground over the years to the bullying forces of logic, language, and outcome-based measures that permeate our therapeutic field. In this workshop, we will use the work of Gestalt Play Therapist Dr. Violet Oaklander to provide a much-needed model of how play helps therapy become real for both adults and children.

In this workshop, I will reinforce the value of play and a playful approach to therapy, based on the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander. I will demonstrate through both theory and practice how a playful approach to therapy can help enliven, sharpen, and make more authentic the therapeutic encounter, both between the therapist and the client, as well as between the client and the sometimes surprising aspects of the self that are discovered through play: Paradoxically, play can make therapy more real. Based on my teaching at Lewis and Clark College where I am a Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, and my work with high-need, middle school students in counseling groups, this workshop will integrate both conceptual and practical content in a way that is congruent with the rich Gestalt tradition of experiential learning.

As a student and a teacher of Dr. Oaklander’s pioneering efforts to incorporate art and play into therapy with children, I am the author of Windowframes: Learning the art of Gestalt Play Therapy the Oaklander way (Gestalt Press/Routledge, 2006). In this text I describe not only the method that Dr. Oaklander uses with various playful and expressive mediums in therapy, but also the method in which she teaches adults to be more playful in their work with both young and old clients. The force of her argument and approach has spoken to practitioners world-wide, resulting in her book Windows to our Children (Real People Press, 1978) being presently translated and available in 15 language editions, from Korea to Romania to Brazil. These translations underscore the relevance of her work across many diverse settings and make her book one of the most popular Gestalt-based texts in the world. Participants will leave this workshop with both a theoretical and experience-based understanding of her playful approach and its relevance to their professional setting.

Registration Fee: $100                                              

Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 506

 


August 10 and 11, 2018 - POCATELLO

Understanding LGBTQ Youth: Implications for Clinical Service Delivery

 David M. Hachey, Pharm.D., Cheri Atkins, Ph.D., Neil Ragan, MD, & Linda Reichardt, M.Ed.
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

Seminar to explore LGBTQ issues and experiences to better understand LGBTQ Youth and their current experiences.

 his workshop will provide relevant information for professional counselors and other mental health professionals working with LGBTQ youth, and give workshop participants the opportunity to ask questions of LGBTQ and allies. Other local professionals will share the environment today that LGBTQ youth face. The attendees will also learn solutions available to help LGBTQ youth making their experience through High School more equal to traditional students. Local resources and organizations will be presented for counselors to refer LGBTQ youth. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the LGBTQ experience and local resources for their clients.     

15 Contact Hours OR 1 Graduate Credit Available if you attend both days (see instructions)

Registration Fee: $10

Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm                                                                                                       

Location: 234 N. Main Street (Main Steam Coffee)

  


SEPTEMBER


September 8, 2018 - Pocatello

Sexual Issues in Mental Health Care Series

Vincent M. Marasco, MA, LPC & Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC
6 CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE
(3 hours of ethics if attending the entire series)
 
Increasing Competence in Working with Sexual Issues in Clinical Practice

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

3 contact hours (includes 1.5 hours of ethics)

This workshop will focus on giving counselors and other mental health practitioners the tools and information they need to increase their competence working with clients on sexual issues that may arise in the course of their clinical work. Content will introduce participants to a variety of topics related to sexuality in counseling, the roles and responsibilities of the counselors and other mental health practitioners, exploration of biases and assumptions when counseling clients with sexuality-related concerns, and ethical practices regarding sexuality counseling. Information presented will include a mix of discussion, didactic, and experiential learning.

 
Ethical and Effective Care for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

3 contact hours (includes 1.5 hours of ethics)

This workshop is intended to delineate ethical standards and effective interventions in working with survivors of sexual abuse. Trauma-informed care concepts will be introduced and applied to current knowledge and cultural climate of sexual assault survivorship for children, adolescents and adults. The focus will be on fostering wellness for clients who have experienced sexual abuse. Counselor role and vicarious trauma will be discussed. Classroom environment will include didactic learning, group dialogue and experiential activities.

Registration Fee for 6 contact hours: $80

Registration Fee for 3 contact hours: $60 **

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

**If you are only attending morning or afternoon, please indicate which title on the sign up form.

 


September 14, 2018 - IDAHO FALLS

Building and Sustaining a Private Practice

Zak Warren, M.Coun., LCPC
8 CONTACT HOURS  (includes 3 hours of ethics)

Workshop participants will be exposed to the opportunities and challenges in building a private practice in Idaho in 2018.  Topics will include "LLC or not to C”, Insurance Credentialing, recruiting and retention, common ethical challenges, social media and the modern counselor, policy and procedure, current and pending Idaho legislature impacting behavioral health, community and social responsibilities.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, September 14, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: CHE Building, 1770 Science Center Drive, Room 310

 


 September 21 and 22, 2018 - POCATELLO

15-Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop

Timothy Hakenewerth, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, Kathleen Muirhead, M.A., LPC & Sarah Baquet, LCPC, NCC
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

This workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the State of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists  (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200.c). Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Clinical Supervision, Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Types of Supervision Methods, Ethical and Legal Obligations in Supervision, Cultural Implications in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, and Setting-up Supervision

Participants will also gain skills in the following areas: Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Ethical Decision Making and Evaluation in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, Setting-up Supervision, and Using Creative Prevention/Intervention in Supervision

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.                                             Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS: 

Coeur d'Alene - June 1 & 2, 2018

Meridian - October 12 & 13, 2018

 


OCTOBER


 October 12 and 13, 2018 - MERIDIAN

15-Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop 

Kristen Lister, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

This workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the State of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists  (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200.c). Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Clinical Supervision, Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Types of Supervision Methods, Ethical and Legal Obligations in Supervision, Cultural Implications in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, and Setting-up Supervision

Participants will also gain skills in the following areas: Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Ethical Decision Making and Evaluation in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, Setting-up Supervision, and Using Creative Prevention/Intervention in Supervision

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018, 8:30-6:00 (Friday), 8:30-4:00 (Saturday)            
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 506

OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS: 

Coeur d'Alene – June 1& 2, 2018

Pocatello - September 21 & 22, 2018

 


October 19, 2018 - IDAHO FALLS

Autism = Always Unique Totally Interesting Sometimes Mysterious

Jaxson Stark, MMHC, LCPC, NCC
8 CONTACT HOURS

In the 1970s and 1980s it was estimated that 1 in 2000 kids were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  In recent years that number has risen to 1 in 68. While there is an ongoing debate as to why this number has increased and the causes of Autism, a more functional question is: “What are clinicians to do in the treatment of this and other developmental disorders?”  Even though clinicians may not be specialized in Autism studies and treatment, there is a high likelihood that they are already working with the “always unique, totally interesting, sometimes mysterious” population. This workshop is designed to help develop insight and awareness of diagnosis, resources, interventions and overall treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders.

Objectives:

Increase awareness, confidence, and competence in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and differential diagnosis.

Learn real world, in office interventions to enhance the counseling relationship with clients and their support systems.

Gain a greater understanding of the myths, facts and nuances of working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm – Idaho Falls                                                                                                                

Location: CHE Building, 1770 Science Center Drive, Room 310

 


October 26 and 27, 2018 - POCATELLO

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Theoretical Foundations and Skills

Leslie Stewart, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. MI is a collaborative partnership that respects the other’s autonomy, seeking to understand the person’s internal frame of reference (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). When practiced with appropriate training, MI is a valuable and empirically supported approach that enhances a counselor’s ability to  effectively work with diverse client populations presenting with a full spectrum of readiness for change. MI may be integrated with all counseling theoretical orientations and is compatible with many other models/approaches to counseling. In this workshop, the presenter will orient attendees to the philosophy and theoretical underpinnings of MI and introduce intervention skills specific to MI. A combination of lecture and experiential skill role-plays will be used to help attendees understand and apply MI skills and philosophy.

Please Note: This is an introductory-level workshop appropriate to current students and practicing counselors interested in integrating MI into their counseling approach. Advanced workshops may become available based on demand.

Learning Objectives:

  •         Identify and define theoretical foundations appropriate to Motivational Interviewing.
  •         Discuss the role of client values, ambivalence, and discrepancies in Motivational Interviewing.
  •         Differentiate between Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change Model, and understand how the 2 philosophies may be successfully integrated.
  •         Identify and demonstrate OARS skills.
  •         Describe treatment planning, assessments, and other clinical documentations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.
  •         Discuss Ethical and Multicultural considerations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.  

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2018                                            

Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726



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Presenter Bios

  Randy Astramovich, Ph.D., is a faculty member and coordinator of the school counseling program in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University. He worked as a professional counselor in public school and mental health settings prior to joining higher education. Dr. Astramovich has experience counseling child and adolescent clients with a wide range of disabilities and consulting with parents and teachers. He has frequently served in national roles, most recently as Founding President of the Association for Child & Adolescent Counseling.

   Cherie Atkins, Ph.D., is a local clinical psychologist who has been serving Pocatello and the surrounding community for the past 8 years. She is the CEO and works as a staff psychologist at ALLIES Family Solutions. Dr. Atkins provides a wide range of clinical services, such as, psychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. She is also involved in a number of community outreach programs, most notably, the Clinician's Program at the juvenile detention center, as well as sits as an elected board member for All Under One Roof LGBTQ Centers of S.E. Idaho.

   Sarah Baquet, LPC, NCC, is a second-year counseling education doctoral student for the Counseling Department at Idaho State University. Clinical and research interests include critically informed clinical supervision and pedagogy; systems work; career and identity development specifically with underrepresented youth and college age population; leadership development; systemic social justice issues within higher academia.

   Jeff Christensen, M.Coun., LPC, NCC, has a Master’s degree in counseling from ISU and has been at the Career Center as a full-time career counselor for 4.5 years where he enjoys working with students to help them with their career needs.  He finds balance in his life by also doing handyman work on the side in addition to playing sports and flying airplanes.  He is married with 2 kids ages 4 and 7.

   Brady Cook, M.Coun. LPC, NCC, earned his Master’s degree in Student Affairs & College Counseling from ISU in 2012. He interned at the Career Center for two years and then worked for TRiO Student Services for a year before being hired at the Career Center as a Career Counselor in 2013. He teaches Career & Life Planning classes, provides career counseling to hundreds of students and serves as the assessment coordinator for the department. He is also a busy father of two.

   Lance Erickson, Ed.D., LPC, is the Director of the Career Center at Idaho State University where he has worked for 14 years. He has provided both career and mental health counseling to thousands of college students and clients since graduating from ISU’s Department of Counseling in Student Affairs & College Counseling. He teaches classes on career development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and also coordinates the graduate courses for the Student Affairs program for the Department of Counseling. He presents regularly throughout ISU on a variety of career-related topics.

    Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, is a first-year doctoral student in counselor education, supervision and counseling at Idaho State University. She received a Master of Counseling from Idaho State University. She is a licensed professional counselor working in the Pocatello community. Her clinical experience has been focused on trauma-informed services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, work with older adults, grief and loss and co-parenting education services. Camille’s research interests include sexual assault survivorship, relational cultural theory, older adults, sexual wellness and systems-based approaches to counseling, supervision and education. She is passionate about social advocacy both in and out of the classroom. She works to foster compassionate dialogue, critical thinking and action on systems of privilege and oppression. Camille has led workshops, presentations, interactive activities and classes centered on trauma-informed care and sexual health. She believes in a collaborative reflexive learning environment for all students.

   David M. Hachey, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, is a Clinical Professor for the Division of Health Sciences, Office of Medical and Oral Health. He is a pharmacist and professor at Idaho State University. David works closely with the HIV/AIDS population in Idaho and oversees the local Ryan White HIV Clinic. During his 13 years of experience with HIV patients, he has worked with patients who have faced struggles because of the sexual orientation or diagnosis.

   Tim Hakenewerth, Ed.S., LPC, NCC is a counselor education and counseling doctoral student at Idaho State University. He received his master's in clinical mental counseling and education specialist in counselor education and supervision from Southeast Missouri State University. Tim has counseled a variety of clients, including the college student population, children & adolescents, families, and those with substance use disorders. His clinical and research interests include counselor development, clinical supervision, couples, college student population, and gendered communication.

   Nancy Hamilton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Counseling, Human Performance & Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has worked extensively with students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in both large group and one-on-one settings. She has published multiple times with foci in ADHD, self-regulation, and effective instruction.

   Jehan Hill, MEd, LPC, is a licensed school counselor (Ohio) and licensed professional counselor (Idaho). She is currently in her second year of her Counselor Education and Counseling doctoral degree at Idaho State University. Her research interest includes school counseling, at-risk youth, Arab American counseling students experience, counseling self-efficacy, social justice and multiethnic identity development.

   Liz Horn, Ph.D., LCPC, joined the faculty of Idaho State University in the fall of 2006. She is currently an associate professor and the clinical mental health coordinator for the department. Her research interests focus on issues relating to grief and loss, a topic on which she has published and presented at the state, regional, national, and international levels.  

   William Lane, M.Coun, LPC, NCC, is a 1st year doctoral student at Idaho State University in the Counseling Department and a licensed professional counselor and certified school counselor. His research interests include shame experienced in supervision, TF-CBT and trauma work, psychological testing, suicide assessment.

  

   Vincent Marasco, MA, LPC, is a second-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has a variety of clinical experiences, including work with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, college-aged populations, and adults with co-occurring diagnoses. He holds professional counseling licenses in both Idaho and Nebraska, and is a strong advocate for the development of sexuality-based competencies for best practices in the counseling profession. His clinical and research interests include issues and concerns related to sexual health and wellness, LGBTQ+ populations, social justice and advocacy, multiculturalism, as well as ways to enhance counselor education. In addition to his clinical and scholarly pursuits, Vincent maintains a strong commitment to education. He has taught courses related to health and wellness, sexual health and education, and mental health at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and works to incorporate practices of mindfulness with students and clients.

 Peter Mortola, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling and the Co-Director of the Educational Specialist degree program in School Psychology. He is the author of Windowframes: Learning the art of Gestalt play therapy the Oaklander way (Routledge/Gestaltpress, 2006), the culmination of 10 years of inquiry and research on Violet Oaklander’s methods of both child therapy and adult training. Windowframes has been translated into German, Spanish and Korean. He is also the co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A leader’s guide to facilitating strength-based groups for boys (Routledge, 2008).

   Kathleen Muirhead, MA, LPC, is a second year doctoral student in Counselor Education and Counseling at Idaho State University and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Idaho. Her research interests include spirituality and religion in counseling, addictions, and writing education in the counseling field.

    Melanie Person, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Gonzaga University.  She has her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from Idaho State University. Melanie is passionate about teaching and research in the field of counseling and is currently focused on research related to counselor development.  She is an LMHC in the state of Washington and an LCPC in the state of Idaho.  In conjunction with her role as an educator, Melanie has maintained a private practice for the past seven years wherein she specializes in personality disorders and addictions issues. Her service to the profession can be seen in her years as the Professional Development Chair for the Idaho Counseling Association and as the Ethics Co-Chair for the Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association.  She is currently serving as Membership Chair for the Washington Counseling Association.  Aside for her passion in counseling, Melanie is extremely dedicated to her husband and two young children.

   Neil Ragan, MD, graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, in 1977.  After internship at Naval Hospital San Diego and residency in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, Neil went on to serve a total of 26 years on active duty in various locations around the world. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, in 1983, Ragan met his life partner who was an active duty Marine at the same military base. Despite the perils associated with being fairly openly gay, Ragan achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded five Navy Commendation Medals and three Meritorious Service Medals before retiring from the Navy in 2003.

   Linda Reichardt, M.Ed., graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS/cum laude degree and received her Master's Degree in Administration from Idaho State University with high honors in 1992. She worked for the Marsh Valley School District from 1975 to 2000. She taught home economics at the high school and junior high level; she taught life science at the middle school for 23 years. She was principal at Marsh Valley Middle School for 6 years before retiring.

   Leslie Stewart, Ph.D., LPC, is an assistant professor of counseling at Idaho State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice with a cognate in experiential and creative approaches in counseling at Georgia State University in 2014. Dr. Stewart has over 20 years of experience riding, training, and showing horses in equitation, showjumping, and dressage. In addition to facilitating therapeutic horsemanship as a former Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH, Intl.) instructor, Dr. Stewart has incorporated animal assisted therapy (AAT) with a dog and a rabbit in mental health in college counseling and juvenile detention settings, as well as in clinical supervision and counselor education. Dr. Stewart has experience designing and implementing AAT counseling programs in college counseling centers, and has served as a professional consultant regarding AAT at local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Stewart is a nationally recognized scholar and practitioner of animal assisted therapy in counseling. Dr. Stewart continues to serve on advisory boards relevant to the clinical applications of the human-animal bond and is the primary author of the American Counseling Association’s Competencies for Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling.  Her research agenda includes animal assisted therapy in counseling and supervision, trauma-informed counselor preparation, and counselor training with a variety of experiential and expressive modalities.

   Mark Young, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Gonzaga University where he serves as Director of the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. Dr. Young’s professional focus is on couple relationships through Emotionally Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory, and counselor education through live supervision and experiential learning. Dr. Young maintains a small, yet active, private practice where he focuses on couples counseling.

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