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Edson Andrade (He, Him, His), M.S., is a second-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Idaho State University. His experiences growing up as a Mexican immigrant in Southern California incited a passion for engaging culturally diverse groups in mental health services. For this reason, Edson’s professional interests revolve around addressing men and masculinity issues in counseling, enhancing the success of underrepresented college students, and promoting linguistically and culturally competent delivery of services to Latinx clients.

Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, is a third-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.

Shayla Ward, M.Coun., 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.

Calleen Cannon, M.Coun., 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.

Franc Hudspeth, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, ACS, RPT-S, RPh, CPC, is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Sacred Heart University. He is Editor of the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision and International Journal of Play Therapy as well as an editorial board member for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, The Professional Counselor, and Journal of Counseling Research and Practice. He is a member of multiple national associations and serves as Vice-President for the Association for Creativity in Counseling, Treasurer for the Military and Government Counseling Association, Chair of the Association for Play Therapy’s Foundation Board of Directors, and President of the Mississippi Association for Play Therapy. He received his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and Pharmacy degree in 1989. He has been a Registered Pharmacist since 1989, Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor since 2004, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor since 2008, and a nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2008.

Chad Yates, Ph.D., LPC, is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at ISU. 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 abuse disorders, batterers and survivors of domestic violence, families, and as a generalist treating many diverse client issues.

Seneka Arrington, M.S., is a current Idaho State University doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant. With 10 years of experience as a professional counselor, Ms. Arrington is passionate about the counseling field. Seneka’s career experience includes counseling in behavioral and mental health clinics, non-profit organizations, career centers, residential substance abuse facilities, school counseling, and private practice settings. Seneka has served on the executive board of the National Employment Counseling Association for eleven years in various roles including President and Past President. As an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Seneka is a current appointee of the Governing Council and committee member of the ACA Foundation Advisory. Seneka holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling from Stetson University. Seneka's research interests include homelessness, humanism, and interpersonal and systemic intersectionality.  

Amirah R. Nelson, MA, CAGS, is a doctoral student in Idaho’s State University’s Department of Counseling. Her research and clinical experience include, trauma-informed counseling, substance use, and experiential modalities. Additionally, she is interested in multicultural and social justice/advocacy perspectives, working with people of color who come from oppressed backgrounds.