Idaho State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

 

Minutes of October 7-8, 2003

   

ROLL CALL:                          Bobbie Birdsall, Ph.D., Vice Chairman

                                                Roberta Crockett, M.A.

                                                Richard Craig, E.D.

                                                Jun Shiosaki

                                                Jerome Fischer, Ph.D.

 

ABSENT/EXCUSED:  Eric Jones, Ph.D.

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist

                                                Bureau of Occupational Licenses

 

Vice-Chairman Birdsall called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m. 

Dr. Craig moved to approve the minutes of the July 22-23, 2003 meeting as corrected.  Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen stated the rules have been submitted and will be presented the first two weeks of legislative session.  

The contract between the Board and the Bureau was presented for review. Dr. Fischer moved to accept the contract and have Vice-Chairman Birdsall sign on behalf of the Board.  Jun Shiosaki seconded and the motion carried. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $107,322.14. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report showing six complaints have been received this year and are under investigation. 

Mr. Hales reviewed the proposed rule changes for this year. 

OLD BUSINESS 

Discussion was held on the use of the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination for licensure.  This was tabled until more information on the exam can be gathered. 

Discussion was held on the National Certified Mental Health Examination to be sued for licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor.  This was tabled until the February 2004 meeting.

Dr. Craig moved to have the Bureau staff draft proposed rules to remove the diagnostics requirement for Clinical Professional Counselor and put in the National Certified Mental Health examination in place of the diagnostics for review at the February meeting. Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

Discussion was held on the Continuing Education requirement for Clinical Professional Counselors.  Dr. Fischer moved to amend the law and present legislation this year for the Continuing Education requirement to be added.  Dr. Craig seconded and the motion carried. 

Discussion was held on e-mailing information between board meetings.  Ms. Crockett requests that all information be sent to the members, but that all action be taken at next meeting. 

Discussion was held on the use of telephones in therapy and the need to draft guidelines.  Ms. Crockett proposed researching the National Guidelines, and holding discussion at the February meeting. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Discussion was held on the Saturday administration of the National Counselor Examination and the extra costs involved in a Saturday administration.  Dr. Fischer moved to have the National Counselor Exam administered on the first Fridays of March, August and December, starting with December 2003. Dr. Craig seconded and the motion carried. 

The Board requests that a full copy of the Laws and Rules be available for each Board member at the meetings. 

The Idaho Counseling Association and Universities in Idaho should be encouraged to offer supervision training in the future. 

Dr. Craig moved that a postcard be sent to all licensees updating them on the supervision requirements.  Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

Board Business File 

The Board directed that a letter be sent in reply to a request for reciprocity from Hawaii noting that Idaho allows endorsement. 

Dr. Fischer moved to go into executive session for review of applicant files exempt from public disclosure. Jun Shiosaki seconded and the motion carried. 

Dr. Fischer moved to adjourn at 4:00p.m. and to reconvene at 9:00a.m. October 8, 2003.  Dr. Craig seconded and the motion carried. 

Vice-Chairman Birdsall called the meeting to order on October 8, 2003 at 8:55 a.m. 

Board members present: Dr. Craig, Dr. Fischer, Roberta Crockett and Jun Shiosaki .  Absent and excused is Dr. Jones.  Also Present: Rayola Jacobsen, Budd Hetrick and Janice Wiedrick. 

Dr. Fischer moved to go into executive session for review of applicant files exempt from public disclosure. Jun Shiosaki seconded and the motion carried. 

Dr. Craig moved to come out of executive session. Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

Dr. Craig moved to issue licenses to those approved.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded and the motion carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen reported that the legislative action for Continuing Education for Clinical Professional Counselors would be introduced this session.  Dr. Fischer would like to be in attendance at the legislative session. 

Changes to be made on forms and web page include: 

1.      On the LCPC review sheet change the LPCP to LCPC.

2.      Change the LMFT check sheet to include 2,000 hours of post-graduate experience with a minimum of 1,000 hours with couples and families.

3.      On the verification of supervised experience form add a line for LMFT’s to show the 1,000 hours with couples and families.

4.      On Addendum 3 Clinical Practicum add How many direct client contact hours. _____  and How many with Couples and Family.  _______

 

The next Board meeting will be on February 3-4, 2004 at the Bureau. 

Mr. Shiosaki moved to adjourn at 1p.m.. Dr Craig seconded and the motion carried. 

Licenses Issued 

LPC 

Dori L Halbert                                      LPC-2874                              

Meridith Dahlin                         LPC-2933

Mariella L. Hogan                                 LPC-3004

Justin Shull                                            LPC-3043

Jennifer E. Miller                                   LPC-3044

Brandon Browning                                LPC-3051

Heidi Deschamps                                  LPC-3058

Amy Olsen                                           LPC-3062

Robert H. Solomon                              LPC-3063

Lynn K.K. Fischer                                LPC-3064

Lynn A. Benson                                    LPC-3066

Jared Kurt Bingham                              LPC-3101

Jennifer J. Doherty                                LPC-3113

Marji Mae Lind                                    LPC-3121

Sara Bean-Iwersen                               LPC-3127

 

LCPC 

Anita Engstrom Jones                           LCPC-3112

Aundrea Marie Peaslee             LCPC-3120

Robert Henninger                                 LCPC-3124

 

LMFT 

Anne Joseph                                         LMFT-2953

Bruce R. Wixom                                   LMFT-3078

Tim Scott Mitchell                                LMFT-3111

Shawn Weymouth                                LMFT-3116                                    

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