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 May 4-5, 2004

   

ROLL CALL:                          Eric Jones, Ph.D., Chairman

                                                Roberta Crockett, M.A.

                                                Richard Craig, Ed.D.

                                                Jun Shiosaki

                                                Bobbie Birdsall, Ph.D.

                                                Jerome Fischer, Ph.D.

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Stephanie Guyon, Attorney General

                                                Janice Wiedrick, Office Specialist II

 

Chairman Jones called the meeting to order at 9:02a.m. 

Dr. Craig moved to approve the minutes of October 7-8, 2003 and February 3-4, 2004. Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

BUREAU STAFF 

Ms. Jacobsen told the Board that all the Rules had been accepted and were in force at this time.  There are no more Pastoral Counselors as of July 1, 2004 and the one-hour of Ethics per year for continuing education is in effect. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report showing a cash balance of $87,011.99, which is a decrease in funds, with expenses outpacing revenues.  Discussion was held on the methods of improving the financial status.  

Ms. Jacobsen presented the investigative report showing that there have been 22 complaints received in FY2004, with 17 under investigation and 2 awaiting Board action. For FY2003, 21 were received, with 13 under investigation and 1 awaiting Board action. 

COU P5-2-2002-79 – Following discussion, Mr. Shiosaki moved to accept the recommendation to authorize the Bureau to close the investigation.  Dr. Birdsall seconded and the motion carried. 

Ms. Guyon presented a recommended disciplinary action report for Board Review. 

COU L4-04-01-003    Ms. Crockett moved that a Stipulated Agreement be negotiated to require that respondent: complete 15 contact hours in Ethics; complete six months of supervision with a focus on boundary and confidentiality issues with the supervisor to submit a report at the end of supervision; and pay the investigative and legal costs.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded and the motion carried. 

COU P5A-01-03-2     Dr. Fischer had studied the case and recused himself before giving a report to the Board. Ms. Crockett moved that a Stipulated Agreement be negotiated to require that respondent: attend 15 contact hours in Ethics including six hours in legal issues, forensics and custodial issues; and pay the investigative and legal costs.  Dr. Craig seconded and the motion carried. 

PROPOSED CHANGES

1.   Delete rules for Pastoral Counselors

2.   LCPC’s to take the NMHCE instead of showing proof of diagnostic proficiency and condense the examination requirements in rules.

3.   Law authorizing a $25 administration fee for examinations. 

4.   Require LPC’s to have 20 hours of Continuing education to renew license. 

Dr. Fischer moved to add a $25 fee for administration of examinations to law and to raise the cap on renewal of licensure fee to $100.  Dr. Birdsall seconded and the motion carried. 

Mr. Shiosaki moved to mail postcards to all LPC’c advising of a proposed rule change to require 20 hours of continuing education including one hour of ethics each year to renew licenses, and that if passed, the rule would be effective at the end of the 2005 legislative session. Dr. Fischer moved to amend motion about the postcards to include the information on the NMHCE passing score requirement for LCPC licensure.

Dr. Birdsall seconded the original motion and the amended motion and both carried. 

PORTABILITY 

The portability of licenses was discussed and Dr. Birdsall reported that the National Counseling Registry will have two tiers on licensing. Tier I requires 48 semester hours of education and Tier II requires 60 semester hours of education. The National Counseling Registry will hold the credentials for applicants who pay a fee.  

Marriage and Family Therapy questions. 

Discussion was held on courses with mixed content areas, and the splitting of such courses on the MFT license application. Regarding adequate education, the Board will not pre-approve university courses.  The Board noted the responsibility of the universities, advisers and students to make sure the required coursework is provided and completed.  

Dr. Fischer moved that Chairman Jones draft a letter to the universities regarding courses and programs, and that all members of the Board sign the letter. 

Ms. Crockett moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3,title 9, Idaho Code. Dr. Birdsall seconded and the motion carried. 

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

Dr. Fischer moved to recess at 4:10p.m. until tomorrow morning.  Mr. Shiosaki seconded and the motion carried. 

May 5, 2004 

Chairman Jones called the meeting to order at 9:06a.m. with all Board members present and Rayola Jacobsen, Budd Hetrick and Janice Wiedrick also present. 

Dr. Craig moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3,title 9, Idaho Code. Ms. Crockett seconded and the motion carried. 

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

An LMFT Summit Meeting will be held in Reno July 15-17, 2004, with AAMTRB paying the hotel and registration expenses.  Dr. Craig will attend this meeting. 

Dr. Birdsall moved to accept the letter to all licensees concerning supervisor registration.  Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

A draft of the contract between the Bureau and the Board was presented. The percentages for administration, investigative and fiscal have all dropped in the second half of the year because of the new Drinking Water and Wastewater Board. 

The Board discussed the application of credits for requirements and authorizes the Bureau to establish an operational policy.  The courses for counselor applicants could be split if they fit into two areas but the credits must be split as well.  Cannot count the same credits twice. The applicants for the Marriage and Family Therapy licensure cannot split coursework or credits. The Board will make the final determination on credits.

Mr. Shiosaki moved to adjourn for lunch.  Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

The Board reconvened at 1:00p.m. with all Board Members present. 

Dr. Fischer moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3,title 9, Idaho Code. Dr. Birdsall seconded and the motion carried. 

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

Dr. Birdsall moved to issue licenses to those applicants approved by the Board.  Dr. Fischer seconded and the motion carried. 

Having no further business before them, the meeting adjourned at 1:30p.m. 

 

Licenses Issued 

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Marcia Lei Brown                         LPC-3050     

Laura L. Shepherd                       LPC-3128              

Erica Lynne Hardy                       LPC-3130

Tamerah Schneider                     LPC-3175

Teah L. Moore                              LPC-3178

Kristina Larae Palmer                 LPC-3202

Christopher Palmer                      LPC-3203                     

Leslie Cullen                                  LPC-3207

Christine Collaer-Muzzo               LPC-2309

Linda J. Lucas                               LPC-3216

Jeffrey Cockayne                          LPC-3217

Janet B. Loveland                         LPC-3224

Sheri Carson                                  LPC-3228

Elizabeth I. Fassig                         LPC-3233

 

LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

Priscilla Diane White                     LMFT-3230

 

CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

Kenneth Alan Calhoun                   LCPC-3225

Preston Lynne Carbary                 LCPC-3214

Bonita Frazier-Shewmaker           LCPC-3221

Sandra D. Godfrey                          LCPC-3227

Stephen E. Lindsley                       LCPC-3223

Dalton G. Lombard                         LCPC-3218

Martelle A. Murray                         LCPC-3193

Emily N. Oe                                      LCPC-3229

Casey Nad Puzey                           LCPC-3231

Amy E. Snell                                    LCPC-3232


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