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Timothy J. Hakenewerth, Ph.D., LPC (MO), NCC, is a counselor educator and assistant professor at University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Hakenewerth has joined Dr. Lane in conducting qualitative research on supervision and maintains a research agenda with supervisory focus. Dr. Hakenewerth spent three years in Idaho and has delivered several supervision trainings in both Southeast and Southwest Idaho. Dr. Hakenewerth has supervised counselors in agencies, training clinics, and academic settings.  HIs clinical experience includes work in three states, in college counseling centers, training clinics, family-oriented clinical agencies, and community mental health agencies.

Camille D. Frank, Ph.D., LPC, NCC received her Ph.D. in counselor education from Idaho State University. She now proudly serves as a Lecturer in the Counseling program at Eastern Washington University. Dr. Frank is also a licensed professional counselor and EMDR clinician working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Her scholarly interests include trauma-informed teaching, systems approaches to supervision, sexual assault survivorship, Sentipensante pedagogy, and Relational-Cultural Theory. She has presented on these topics at national, regional, and university conferences.

Chad Yates, Ph.D., LPC, joined the ISU Department of Counseling in the Fall of 2013. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University and his M.A. in Community Counseling from the University of Toledo. Before coming to ISU Chad worked as a mental health and substance abuse counselor in Kent, Ohio. Chad’s counseling experience includes working with individuals with substance use disorders, intimate partner violence, families, and as a generalist treating many diverse client concerns.

Randy Astramovich, Ph.D., is an Idaho licensed clinical professional counselor and an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University. His background includes experience in both mental health and school settings where he counseled children, adolescents, and adults struggling with mental health issues, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and the book, Organizing & Evaluating Data-Driven School Counseling Programs. His research has appeared in leading counseling journals including Journal of Counseling & Development, Counselor Education & Supervision, Professional School Counseling, Journal for Child & Adolescent Counseling, and Journal for LGBT Issues in Counseling. Dr. Astramovich has served in numerous national roles, including as Founding President of the Association for Child & Adolescent Counseling.

Hannah Brinser, M.A., is a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Counseling program at Idaho State University. She received her M.A. in School Counseling from Gonzaga University in 2020 and her B.S. in Psychology from Western Washington University in 2018. She is a certified school counselor and nationally certified counselor (NCC). Her research interests include leadership and advocacy in school counseling, cultivating trauma-informed schools, and training effective school counselors.

Leslie A. Stewart, Ph.D., LCPC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and associate professor in Idaho State University’s Department of Counseling. Her areas of expertise include animal assisted interventions in counseling and supervision, trauma-informed counselor preparation, Motivational Interviewing, and counselor training with experiential and expressive modalities. Before beginning her career in counseling and counselor education, Dr. Stewart facilitated therapeutic horsemanship as a Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH, Intl.) instructor. Since then, Dr. Stewart has incorporated animal assisted interventions (AAI) with dogs and rabbits in college counseling and juvenile detention settings. At Idaho State University, Dr. Stewart directs the Certificate Program in Animal Assisted Interventions in Counseling, offers AAIs in her clinical supervision, and incorporates AAIs in her teaching across the CACREP Core. Dr. Stewart is the primary author of the American Counseling Association Competencies for Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling while currently serving as the chair of Ethics and Standards for the Human-Animal Interest Network of the American Counseling Association, a member of the Pet Partners Human-Animal Bond Advisory Board (HABAB), and a subject matter expert consultant of the American Psychological Association’s Human Animal Interaction Division. Dr. Stewart shares her life with several species of animal family members including dogs, rabbits, mice, a cat, and a ball python. In her free time, Dr. Stewart volunteers at a local zoo that houses injured or unreleasable native wildlife species and enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and wildlife viewing in the beautiful Rocky Mountain wilderness.

Bryan Austin, Ph.D., LPC, CRC has worked in the field of rehabilitation and disability for almost 25 years and currently program coordinator of the new Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program at ISU. Dr. Austin has significant practice experience working with people with disabilities and his research focuses on clinical competencies that address biases to improve clinical judgments and outcomes.

Ne’Shaun Borden is a resident faculty member for the Department of Counseling at ISU-Meridian Health Science Center. Prior to joining the ISU faculty, she worked as an elementary school teacher, a school based mental health counselor, and as a counselor with justice involved youth which shaped her research interest. Ne'Shaun's research interests include school based mental health counseling, counseling children and adolescents and increasing access to resources for underserved populations.

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.

Marisa Rapp, Ph.D., is a Core Faculty member for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Capella University and an adjunct instructor at Gonzaga University. Marisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho. Past clinical experience has included working with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at a residential treatment facility in southeast Idaho. She has experience facilitating trauma-informed counseling groups, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), family therapy, and individual counseling to a wide range of clientele. Currently, Marisa provides individual, couples, and group counseling in an outpatient setting in downtown Coeur d’Alene. In her personal time, Marisa enjoys backpacking and hiking the endless trails of North Idaho with her partner and their golden retriever, Cedar.

Rick Balkin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC is a Professor, Assistant Department Chair of Leadership and Counselor Education, and Coordinator of Educational Research and Design in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Practicing Forgiveness: A Path Toward Healing, published by Oxford University PressHe currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Rick is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; past-president for the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling; and former editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association. Rick began practice as a professional counselor in 1993 and has worked in academe since 2003.  Rick has over 90 publications, which include text books on assessment in counseling, research, and the counseling relationship, published tests and technical manuals, peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and conference proceedings.  His counseling experience with at-risk youth was formative to his research agenda, which includes understanding the role of counseling and relevant goals for adolescents in crisis and counseling outcomes.  He has published in the area of religious diversity and forgiveness and developed a model and measure for working through issues of forgiveness and conflict.

Michael Whitehead, PhD, LMFT, RPT/S received his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University. Since his first play therapy class at BYU, Dr. Whitehead has been passionate about using play as a therapy tool for children and families. He persisted in gaining his credential as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and eventually became an Approved Provider from the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Whitehead has presented for the Washington and Idaho chapters of the Association for Play Therapy, has co-authored a chapter on the family therapy treatment for disruptive behavior disorders in the Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy, and will be presenting at the AAMFT Institutes for Advanced Systemic Family Therapy in Hawaii. He has a passion for seeing families and individuals receiving quality family therapy and play therapy.

Aileen Tierney, M.A., (see/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor (K-12) from Illinois. She has professional experience working with students ages 10-22 focusing on symptoms if depression, anxiety, relationship issues, academic concerns, stress, and career goals. Additionally, she has experience working with acute grief in her role as a crisis counselor in the schools. Aileen has a strong research interest in how to implement more mental health support within the school setting. Aileen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Idaho State University.

Lee Freed, M.S. (they/them) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor from Vermont. They have experience in providing counseling to individuals, groups, and families across settings (e.g., agency, in-home, private practice, school). They managed and co-facilitated the Children's Grief and Loss Program of Washington County in Vermont and were the recipient of a New York Life merit-based scholarship to attend the summer institute at the Dougy Center, our national center for grieving children. Lee's passions include supporting children and teens who have experienced loss in addition to counseling the LGBTQAI+ community. Lee is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Idaho State University.