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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. CEs 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.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

You have three convenient options to pay for your workshops. You can either pay online, submit a workshop application by mail, or contact Randa Fuller at 208-282-3156.

WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS

**Please note that we will be using the Zoom video conferencing platform for our webinar offerings. If you have signed up for a webinar, an email will be sent out before the workshop with user instructions and a link for accessing the webinar.

For general information on how to use Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You can check the following link to determine if your computer meets system requirements for using this platform: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Feel free to contact us at counpdw@isu.edu should you have any questions.

2019 Schedule 

PRESENTER BIOS


APRIL 


 April 6, 2019 - MERIDIAN

"Is it Okay to be Me?": Ethics in Boundaries and Counselor Self-Disclosure

Tessa Price, MA, LCPC & Kalin Morley, M.Coun., LPC
3 CONTACT HOURS

Research indicates that counselor self-disclosure is typically desired and viewed positively by individuals receiving counseling (Hendrick, 1988). Within the counseling environment, self-disclosure often enters into the room and can benefit the counseling relationship when used intentionally and therapeutically. This workshop will review the ACA Code of Ethics and other applicable codes related to boundaries and use of self-disclosure. The presenters will also review on the research currently available on the ethics of counselor self-disclosure, different kinds of counselor self-disclosure, and the process of maintaining boundaries when self-disclosing arises. 

Registration Fee: $60

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00am-12:00 noon           
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 507

 

April 12 & 13, 2019 - POCATELLO

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Tim Hakenewerth, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, Lindsdale Graham, M.Ed., Katie Sacco, M.Coun.
15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 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). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: ISU, 1550 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, College of Education, Building 62, Room 224

 

April 26, 2019 - WEBINAR

                           Engaging Boys and Men in Counseling and Education: Developing a Broader Understanding of What it Means to be Relational

Peter Mortola, Ph.D.
3 CONTACT HOURS

Research has demonstrated that a significant number of boys and men are struggling with engagement: with their own emotions, within social relationships, and within educational and mental health contexts. At the same time, many professionals in education and counseling are challenged with the ability to stay in good and helpful relational engagement with boys and men: with understanding both the social and biological influences on male development, and with knowing how to connect with boys and men in ways that help them flourish. This presentation challenges adults who work with boys and men to see them in new ways and to develop skills that will help boys and men to be more interpersonally and respectfully engaged within counseling and educational settings. Specifically we will be explore the data that points toward a particular and common male relational style, an empathy for things, as a way of understanding better how many males relate to the world and how we can relate better to them.

Goals for Participants

a. Engaging with the data regarding the issues boys and men face in counseling and educational contexts

b. Engaging with the research and theory regarding the social and biological influences on male development and implications for practice within counseling and education settings.

c. Engaging with the research and theory regarding the relational style common to many males and understanding the opportunities and challenges this relational style offers.

d. Engaging with and applying concepts from the readings and the course to one’s professional and personal life through discussion and written reflection.

**See webinar instructions at the top of this page for more information.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00pm-3:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Webinar

 

April 27, 2019 - POCATELLO

Ethics of Managing Secondary Trauma

 
Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, Calleen Cannon, M.Coun., LCPC, Shayla Ward, M.Coun., LCPC
3 CONTACT HOURS

Mental health professionals are uniquely situated as recipients of both secondary trauma and secondary resilience from their experiences with clients. Research regarding secondary trauma, clinician burnout and vicarious resilience will be reviewed and applied to attendee clinical experience. Elements of organizational, community and societal trauma exposure will be discussed. Models of clinician self-care will be illuminated and demonstrated through multiple contemplative activities. There will be emphasis placed on cultural considerations with appropriate self-care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the spectrum of trauma exposure responses
  • Understanding of how trauma exposure responses affect personal and professional identity as well as client care
  • Self-reflection on factors to prevent secondary trauma and foster vicarious resilience
  • Apply knowledge learned to developing a self-care plan to avoid burnout

Registration Fee: $60

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: ISU, 1440 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

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MAY


 

May 10, 2019 - COEUR D'ALENE

Ethics of Working with Children and Families

Melanie Person, Ph.D.
3 CONTACT HOURS

Counseling children and families present unique clinical considerations, not only in skills and knowledge application but also in ethical standards. It is imperative that counselors have a strong understanding of the application of the ACA Code of Ethics to work with children and their families. This workshop will focus on legal cases that set a precedent for the treatment of children, ethical codes related to working with children and families, specific dilemmas discussed in the ethical literature, and the application of ethical decision making models to these populations.

 Registration Fee: $60

Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC: Tamarack Conference Room

 

May 31 & June 1, 2019 - COEUR D'ALENE

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Melanie Person, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 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). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC: Cedar Conference Room

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JUNE


 

June 7, 2019 - 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: $90

Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC: Cedar Conference Room

June 14, 2019 - WEBINAR

ACA Ethics in a Rural Community

 
Katie Sacco, M.Coun., LPC, NCC & Brianne Scott, M.A.
3 CONTACT HOURS

The purpose of this workshop is to focus on ethical considerations when working in a rural community.  Presenters will focus on the historical development of the ACA Code of Ethics and application to working with clients in a small community. Special considerations will be given to dual relationships, professional boundaries, and advocacy in rural communities. The workshop will include presentation of ethical considerations and small group breakout sessions via Zoom webinar dedicated to case study deliberation and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the evolution and historical context of the ACA Code of Ethics in relation to working in rural communities.
  • Attendees will demonstrate ethical decision making when considering work in rural communities.
  • Attendees will construct definitions of helpful versus harmful dual relationships.
  • Attendees will understand the importance of advocacy within a rural community.

**See webinar instructions at the top of this page for more information.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00pm-3:00pm (Mountain Time)
Location: Webinar

 

June 21, 2019 - MERIDIAN

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

Elizabeth 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, June 21, 2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm           
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 682

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JULY


 

July 19 & 20, 2019 - MERIDIAN

Gestalt Marathon Group

Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals. Community members and other professionals are also welcome. This group experience engages participants in holistic, present-centered and process-oriented interactions by attending to both ‘What is being said’ and ‘What’s not being said.’ By attending to the ‘Here and Now,’ ‘I – Thou,’ and ‘What and How,’ awareness and contact is attended to in a manner that allows participants to experience authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional living. Past marathon group participants have reported fresh insights, creative adjustments, and life-changing awareness, thus experiencing a new or fresh sense of self, expanded potential for novel behavior and alternative ways of relating to others.

Participation in this workshop fulfills 15 hours Continuing Education (CEUs) in interpersonal processes, group dynamics and organizational applications.

We will be together as a group most of the day; however, there will be opportunities for sub-grouping and alone time. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and small snacks (e.g. fruit, nuts, beverages, etc.) that may be shared during both days of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

Participants completing this intensive workshop will be able to:

  • Observe group dynamics and the principles of facilitating a group in an ethical manner;
  • Develop self-awareness in relation to others in the present moment;
  • Recognize the impact of one's actions and influence on others;
  • Identify some barriers or gestalt resistances to contact with aspects of self and others;
  • Practice principles of both giving and receiving feedback;
  • Articulate the effects of others' behaviors upon themselves;
  • Recognize cultural factors in interpersonal interactions in the present; and
  • Explore creative processes as a means of addressing unfinished gestalts.
  • Integrate gestalt-based concepts into their conceptualization of clients concerns, relational dynamics and therapy-centered approaches with clients.
  • Will identify key concepts and terms based in gestalt psychology and understand complex processes such as, “I-Thou,” “Here-and-Now,” “Field Theory,” “Figure-Ground,” “Gestalt Resistance to Contact,” and “The Cycle of Awareness.”

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20, 2019, (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 837

 

July 26, 2019 - MERIDIAN

Working with Images of Animals:
The Oaklander Approach to Gestalt Play and Art Therapy

Peter Mortola, Ph.D.
8 CONTACT HOURS 

Images of animals elicit strong responses from children and adults: Affection and caretaking as well as repulsion and aggression. In this workshop, we will reinforce the value of play and a playful approach to therapy, specifically using images of animals across multiple media, 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. I will show how Oaklander's playful approach provides a model of radical respect for our clients, giving voice to silenced, marginalized or overlooked aspects of the self. Based on my teaching at Lewis and Clark College where I am a Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, and my work with linguistically and culturally diverse 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. One particular area of focus of the workshop will be the ways in which images of animals in play and art therapy can help clients both access and regulate aggressive energy, whether they are having difficulty being too assertive or not assertive enough in their lives.

Registration Fee: $120

Friday, July 26, 2019, (Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm)
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 682

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AUGUST


 

August 2 & 3, 2019 - POCATELLO

Understanding LGBTQ Youth: 
Implications for Clinical Service Delivery

David M. Hachey, Pharm.D., Linda Reichardt, M.Ed., Cherie Atkins, Ph.D., & Neil Ragan, M.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Seminar that will explore LGBTQ issues and experiences to better understand LGBTQ Youth and their current experiences. Information will be presented by along with Q&A with LGBTQ and allies. Other local professionals will share current environmental factors that LGBTQ youth face. The attendees will also learn about solutions and be provided local resources and organizations for couselors to assist LGBTQ youth in their development and support. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the LGBTQ experience and local resources for their clients.

Registration Fee: $10

Friday & Saturday, August 2nd and 3rd (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days)
Location: Main Steam Coffee, 234 N. Main St, Pocatello, Idaho

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

 

August 10, 2019 - IDAHO FALLS

The Dance of Couples Therapy

Shannon Johnson, L.M.S.W.
6 CONTACT HOURS 

Couples therapy is a unique therapeutic modality that requires specialized skills to assess, build safety, and use appropriate interventions. In this workshop, the presenter will outline methods of assessing the couple’s readiness for treatment, commitment, strengths, and needs area. She will focus on how to create safety for both individuals and ensure that the support given is appropriate. She will explore evidence-based interventions to help identify and shift unhealthy patterns.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Attendees will understand methods of responsive assessment in couples counseling. 
  • Attendees will demonstrate means to create safety in couples counseling. 
  • Attendees will construct interventions specific to couples counseling integrating the work of evidence-based models. 

Registration Fee: $90

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: University Place, CHE Room 304, Idaho Falls, ID 

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SEPTEMBER


 

September 6 & 7, 2019 - COEUR D'ALENE

Strong Couples: Basic Skills that Elicit Connection and Transform Relationships

Kirsten Murray, Ph.D., LPC
15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Fundamental couples counseling skills are at the core of this workshop. Designed for practitioners new to couples counseling or those seeking to strengthen the foundations of their couples counseling practice, this model will teach the integral skills counselors use to improve couples' relationships. Together, we will learn about the 10 guiding principles for effective couple work and apply these to complex cases and practice the skills necessary to help couples change.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand the foundational model for couples counseling outlined in Couple Strength, the research it draws from, and the 10 trans-theoretical, integrated principles the model is based on. Each hour of learning will be dedicated to (1) Holding the work with couples, (2) leading a couples’ discovery process, and (3) enacting change for the couple. More specifically:

Holding the Work: How to establish necessary boundaries (1), define the client (2), and co-construct the identified problem (3) with couples.

Leading discovery: How to foster self-awareness (4), knowledge of family of origin patterns (5), and congruent communication (6) with couples.

Enacting change: How to promote vulnerability (7), empathic responding (8), taking responsibility (9), and sharing gratitude (10) with couples

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, September 6 & 7, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC: Cedar Conference Room

 

September 13 & 14, 2019 - MERIDIAN

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Anna J. Krzemieniecki, M.S., LPC, and Suzanne Burton, M.Coun., LCPC
15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 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). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, September 13 & 14, 2019, 8:30am-6:00pm (Fri.) 8:30-4:00 (Sat.)
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 682

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NOVEMBER


 

November 15, 2019 - WEBINAR

Strategies for Non-Substance Abuse Counselors for Treating Substance Use Disorder:
Early, Middle, and Late Interventions

Chad Yates, Ph.D. & Brianne Scott, M.A.
3 CONTACT HOURS

This presentation will cover strategies for non-substance abuse counselors working with clients with substance use concerns. The presenter will cover an exploration of the medical model of addiction, provide useful tools to help clinicians screen clients for substance use concerns, provide a primer on brief treatment strategies; including motivational enhancement and relapse avoidance care, and provide a guide on referrals to appropriate treatment settings.  

 **See webinar instructions for more information.

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Presenter Bios

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.  

Suzanne Burton, M.Coun., LCPC, is in private practice in Meridian, has worked extensively with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and trauma; and also counseled couples, families, incarcerated individuals, and young adults struggling through major life transitions. Counseling is her retirement career; she began her master’s program in 2010 at the age of 60.  Her past employment adventures include radio news anchor/reporter; public information officer for Boise city; special assistant to Boise’s mayor; and co-director of a charter school. A dynamic and sought-after speaker, she appreciates the opportunity to give back to the counseling profession by providing training opportunities for other counselors.

Calleen Cannon. M.Coun., LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho. She is currently the counseling supervisor at Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho where she especially enjoys her role as a supervisor for new counselors. Calleen has spent her professional career working with individuals who have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, suicide, and stalking. She values providing services to children and her role in the movement for gender equality.

Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, is a second-year doctoral student at Idaho State University. Her clinical experience has been focused on trauma-based services, especially related to sexual violence, work with older adults, grief and loss and co-parenting. She works as a counselor at Family Services Alliance, a local non-profit that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. She is passionate about social justice in and out of the classroom. She believes in a collaborative reflexive learning environment for all students. Her research interests include sexual assault survivorship, relational cultural theory, trauma-informed counseling curriculum, systems-based approaches to counselor education and supervision.

Lindsdale Graham, M. Ed., is a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Idaho State University. His professional interests include Multiculturalism and Social Justice in Counseling, Development of Counselor Self-efficacy and Identity, Trauma-informed practice and International Counseling. Lindsdale is an international student from Belize and advocates for the consideration of nontraditional counseling modalities and interventions to better serve marginalized populations.

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.

Elizabeth 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.

Shannon Johnson, LMSW, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene. She has specialized training in working with couples and has completed the Level II Clinical Training for Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as training from the national leaders in relationship work. She stays current on the latest research, methodology, and training. "I have always been amazed by people and their individual journeys. I am especially interested in the dynamics of relationships. The relationships we have with others have an immense impact on our health and happiness. My education, marriage, parenthood, and a fascination with relationship have given me the experience to help others navigate their chosen paths. I am a firm believer that the couple must lead the process. As a professional, I am here to offer support, tools, and guidance. I have developed retreats, online workshops, and intensive weekends in order to reach a more wide range of couples."

Anna James Krzemieniecki, M.S., LPC, is in private practice and current doctoral student at ISU, has primarily worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and trauma within a university setting. Currently, her interests include women’s mental health while focusing on trauma informed clinical work, supervision, and education.

Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D., has been a practicing counselor and counselor educator for the past decade, working primarily with adolescents, adults, couples and families in private and community practice. My family and I recently returned to Idaho, where we are originally from, after spending over a decade in Cleveland, Ohio, sharpening the edges of who we are, both personally and professionally. I bring a range of unique experiences, including teaching for six years in an urban-centered graduate level counselor education program, developing and growing a student-focused counseling training clinic, and trained advanced psychotherapists and professionals at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in the application of gestalt principles for deepening connection with self and others. When I am not in the counselor seat, I spend a great deal of time in close relationship to nature, in play with my children and giving creative attention to pursuits with my wife. I look forward to returning to the community of Idaho State, where I originally obtained my footing as a counselor, contributing to the growth of the Meridian Counseling Clinic and working closely with students at unique levels of their professional development and being a part of the urban Boise community.

 

Kalin Morley, M.Coun., LPC, is a 1st year doctoral student at Idaho State University. Kalin’s professional interests include the development of counselors-in-training, counselor self-efficacy in the use of self-disclosure, and identity development in young adults. In her daily life, Kalin advocates for self-care and places emphasis on this when working professionally 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 Spanish, German, Korean, and Romanian. 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).

Kirsten Murray, Ph.D., LPC, is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana. Her passion is training counselors, and she is especially drawn to preparing clinicians to work with couples and families. Guided by the belief that strong core relationships are necessary for healing and health, she aims to help counselors develop skills that transform clients' most intimate relationships. Informed by her grounded theory research and recent book, Strong Couples, she will emphasize the basic tenets of how to help couples change.

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.

Tessa Price, MA, LCPC, is the past president of the Idaho Counseling Association and the current Chair Elect of the Western Region of the American Counseling Association. Tessa’s professional interests include counselor self-efficacy, the use of clinical experience in teaching pedagogy, and the development of trauma competency. She is currently a doctoral student at Idaho State University in Counselor Education and Counseling.

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.

Katie Sacco, M.Coun., LPC, NCC, is a first year PhD student in Counselor Education and Counseling at Idaho State University. I completed my Masters of Counseling in Student Affairs at ISU and have experience in career counseling as well as mental health counseling. My current research interests focus heavily on military/veteran populations, LGBTQ+ populations, cultural intersectionality, and equine assisted counseling.

Brianne Scott, M.A., is a first year PhD student in the Counselor Education and Counseling program at Idaho State University. I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Valparaiso University located in Valparaiso, Indiana. My research interests include addictions, LGBTQ+ population, social justice/ advocacy, and cultural identity development.

Shayla Ward. M.Coun., LCPC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a passion for working with individuals, couples and families who are coping with the effects of trauma, addiction, gender-based violence and other life altering experiences. Shayla has worked at Family Services Alliance since 2012 where she provides counseling as well as supervision for students and entry level counselors. Her professional interests include addiction, trauma, attachment and family systems.

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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