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Presenter Biographies

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.

Peter Mortola, Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling and School Psychology at Lewis and Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 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).

Esther Benoit, PhD, LPC, NCC is a counselor educator who teaches full time at Southern New Hampshire University in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She also has a small private practice in Newport News, Virginia where she focuses on relational counseling.

Jill Weadick, M.Ed., LCPC, has been a professional counselor since 1999, and has extensive experience in the field of mental health services. Jill is in practice with Creekside Counseling in Idaho Falls. She works with a variety of clients including adults, couples, and children. Jill has been a sought-after trainer teaching her colleagues about mindfulness practices, stress-relief skills, play therapy, sand play therapy, and art therapy. Jill believes the most effective therapy techniques involve these key ideas: having a trusted relationship with your therapist, emotional expression and processing, changing your thinking, and practicing stress-relief skills. These are the main techniques she uses with clients because she finds this process to be extremely effective in resolving life’s struggles including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and many other problems.

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-occuring 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.

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.

Beverly Hines, MS, LPC, enjoys working with adults and children using a variety of modalities—individual, couple, family, group, and play therapy. As a 2nd year doctoral student in the counselor education and counseling program at Idaho State University, a highlight of her training is supervising counselor trainees as they develop their clinical skills. Her main research interest is exploring factors that influence the strength of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. For fun, Beverly enjoys hanging out with her husband, three adult children, and two cats; dancing; playing tennis; and reading fantasy books.

Alan Hines, MD, received his MD degree from Loma Linda University Medical School (1993); and graduated from the psychiatry residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1997). Board certified in both general and consultation liaison psychiatry, he has served in many roles at the Boise VA Medical Center since 2001: staff psychiatrist, medical student and psychiatry resident supervisor, Inpatient Psychiatry Chief (5 years), Chief of Psychiatry (8 years), and now serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for Performance Improvement. He is interested in group work (is a Certified Group Psychotherapist), clinician-patient communication, live supervision, psychosomatic medicine, faith development, and organizational health. A parent of three adult children, Alan feels fortunate to be on life’s journey with his wife, Beverly, of 32 years.  

Kalin Amende, M.Coun., LPC, is a 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 is a strong advocate for balance and self-care and emphasizes the importance of this while working with clients of all backgrounds.

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.

Lindsdale Graham, M. Ed., LPC, is a 2nd year international doctoral student from the beautiful country of Belize. Preferred pronouns are he/him/his. Professional interests include Multiculturalism and Social Justice advocacy, Development of Counselor Self-efficacy and Identity, Trauma-informed practice and International Counseling. Lindsdale advocates for the consideration of nontraditional counseling modalities and interventions to better serve marginalized populations.

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.

Katie Sacco, M.Coun., LPC, NCC, is a second 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 second 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.

Jenny Lamb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. She currently runs her own independent practice in the Boise area, focusing on providing affirming and informed care to the LGBTQ community. Jenny is also an approved supervisor and enjoys facilitating the growth and development of professionals through providing hands-on education and trainings for mental health professionals, teachers, and physicians.

Kelsey Sarasqueta-Allen, M.S., is a licensed professional counselor and licensed associate marriage & family therapist. She is a first-year counselor education and counseling doctoral student at Idaho State University – Meridian. Currently, she serves as the public policy & legislation chair for the Idaho Counseling Association and Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association. Professionally, her experiences include counseling in rural and college settings, crisis counseling, as well as marital, couple, and family counseling.

Kirsten Murray, Ph.D., LPC, is a 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 helps counselors develop skills that transform clients' most intimate relationships. Informed by her grounded theory research and recent book, Strong Couples, she will emphasize the core tenets of how to help couples change.

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.

Elizabeth A. Horn, PhD, LCPC is a Professor at Idaho State University where she is the Clinical Mental Health Program Coordinator for the Department of Counseling. She has been a professional counselor for over 18 years and a counselor educator for 14. She has spent much of her career focused on teaching and researching issues of grief and loss. She has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals as well as presentations at the state, regional, and national level regarding the nature of grief and loss and the need for clinicians to be properly trained to work with grieving clients. She has twice been featured in Counseling Today, the monthly magazine from the American Counseling Association, for her expertise in grief counseling. Most recently she has joined a task force to create the grief and loss competencies for the profession of counseling. She is also a partner in Grief and Loss Consultations LLC.

Matt Niece, PhD, LCPC is the Director of Counseling Services at Boise State University. He has over 10 years experience as a professional counselor. Dr. Niece has served the communities of Boise, Meridian, and Nampa through work at various counseling agencies. He has been adjunct faculty for Boise State University, College of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, and Idaho State University at the undergraduate and masters level. His clinical interests include working with clients who struggle with issues of grief and loss, anxiety and depressive issues especially in regards to relationships and major life transitions, counseling student-athletes, self-worth, LGBT+ issues, and group therapy. Professionally he is driven to advocate for all clients, the counseling profession, and the efficacy of integrated health services. He is a partner in Grief and Loss Consultations LLC. Outside of work one might find him taking advantage of the endless outdoor activities that the Boise Valley has to offer, woodworking, or traveling with his friends and family.