IDAHO STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233
FAX (208) 334-3945

Regular Board Minutes of October 2nd & 3rd, 2007

 

ROLL CALL: Tuesday October 2

 

Roberta Crockett, M.A., Chairman

Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

Jon Glick M.Ed.

Nina Woods, Ed.S.

Eric Jones, Ph.D

Kathryn T. Hill, Public Member (absent)

 

BUREAU STAFF PRESENT

Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

Deborah Sexton, Board Secretary

 

Guests:

 

Jill Mitchell ~ Idaho Association of Marriage & Family Therapy

Gregory Deitchler ~ Applicant

 

MINUTES

 

Chairman Roberta Crockett called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed the Boardís newest member, Jon Glick.

 

The Board reviewed the July 10th & 11th minutes and made some corrections. Dr. Jones moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the August 27th, 2007 minutes.  Dr. Jones moved to approve the minutes.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave a brief legislative report and introduced Dave Hotchkiss, the new investigations coordinator.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report which is available to the public on the Bureauís website at www.ibol.idaho.gov.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report which is available by clicking on the following link: http://ibol.idaho.gov/COU/Disciplinary/COU_INV_2007-10-02.htm

 

COMPLAINTS

 

Dr. Jones moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure against complaint COU-P3-2-2004-14. Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Dr. Jones moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure against complaint COU-P1-4-2005-17. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Woods moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure against complaint COU-P3-1-2006-2. Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure against complaint COU-P6C-4-2007-31. Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

PROPOSED LAW & RULE CHANGES

 

Mr. Hales went over the proposed law and rule changes which are available for review on the Counselorís website at http://ibol.idaho.gov/cou.htm.

 

Ms. Woods moved to enter into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Ms. Woods moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

BOARD BUSINESS FILE

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Cara Cashour regarding State Mental Hold.  It was noted that this is not within the Boardís jurisdiction.  Ms. Sexton will respond to the email.

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Curtis Garner concerning testing and assessments.  The board stated that the law does support some types of various tests for assessment purposes. The Boardís opinion would be that it needs to be within the scope of practice and whether they had been trained in it.  

 

INFORMED CONSENT

 

The Board discussed the sample informed consent document and made some modifications. 

 

Dr. Freeman moved to adopt the sample informed consent document with the modifications made and request the Bureau post it to the web page.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed a correspondence from Doug Brecto concerning electronic or distance counseling. The Board stated that electronic or distance counseling is covered under the same regulations as any other kind of counseling and the licensee would need to comply with the Laws & Rules.

 

The Board suggested referring to the ďsampleĒ online informed consent document which can be found at http://ibol.idaho.gov/COU/General/COU_Info.htm.

 

COGNIZANT MEMBER

 

Mr. Hales discussed the role of the cognizant member.  Ms. Woods will contact Dr. Kracke, the cognizant member on the Psychology board to get his thoughts on the cognizant memberís role and the board will discuss it further at their next meeting.

 

The Board broke for lunch at 12:20 p.m.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:40 p.m.

 

Dr. Freeman went over the annual report the Bureau put together for the Board.  The Bureau will update the information for the Board every July.

 

The Board thanked Dr. Freeman for her hard work and time in putting together a power point presentation that can be utilized at the conferences. Dr. Freeman expressed her appreciation to the Bureau for gathering the facts and figures for the annual report.

 

Dr. Freeman reported on the NBCC conference she attended. 

Highlights from the conference consisted of:

Cheating on exams

The National Data Base

New CACREP standards

AASCB is beginning to establish a data base

Reporting to HIPDB

Some Boards are considering background checks

 

DRUG & ALCOHOL CERTIFICATION

 

The Board discussed attending the Drug & Alcohol conference and adding a slide to the power point presentation that showed the scope of practice for Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists.

 

Dr. Freeman was excused at 2:50 p.m.

 

Ms. Woods reported on the AMFTRB conference she attended.

Highlights consisted of the following:

Online CEís ~ limiting the #.

Quality of supervision ~ ongoing study

Testing security

Portability

 

CONFERENCES

ISCA ~ Dr. Freeman ~ October 2007

AASCAB ~ Mr. Glick ~ January 10th Ė 12th

ICA ~ Dr. Freeman & Ms. Woods ~ January 25th & 26th, 2008

IMHCA ~ Ms. Woods ~ April 2008

 

Dr. Jones moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

ROLL CALL: Wednesday October 3

 

Roberta Crockett, M.A., Chairman

Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

Eric Jones, Ph.D

Nina Woods, Ed.S.

Jon Glick M.Ed.

Kathryn T. Hill, Public Member (absent)

 

BUREAU STAFF PRESENT

Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Deborah Sexton, Board Secretary

 

Chairman Roberta Crockett called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

Dr. Jones moved to enter into executive session under Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Mr. Glick moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to accept the Boardís recommendation for those applicants approved for licensure.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to table actions on the following applications, pending appearance before the board and receipt of additional information.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

# 901037022

 

Ms. Woods moved to deny the following applications and send letters out with their right to appeal.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

# 901095461

# 901042287

# 901095733

# 901095423

# 901095460

 

Ms. Woods moved to have Dr. Jones attend the February Psychology meeting, in which they will be discussing PSR (Psycho-Social Rehabilitation) and have his expenses paid.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Dr. Jones moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:10 p.m.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

The next regular Board meeting will be held February 5th & 6th, 2008 at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.

 

APPROVED FOR LICENSES

 

LPC

 

Desirae Britton ~ LPC-3726

Bryan Gimmeson ~ LPC-3905

Patricia Hull ~ LPC-3925

Nathan Fullmer ~ LPC-

Mary Jarvis ~ LPC-

Christine Ledbetter ~ LPC-3953

Shawn Parmanand ~ LPC-3941

Randall Meenach ~ LPC-3608

Ann McCaughan ~ LPC-3963

Merle Buckland ~ LPC-3920

Heather Esposito ~ LPC-3921

Zakery Warren ~ LPC-3960

Jean Kuty ~ LPC-3874

Parra Byron ~ LPC-3550

Kindra Hibbard ~ LPC-3491

Lisa Wold ~ LPC-3934

Brandon Wilde ~ LPC-3887

Wendy Wilch ~ LPC-3364

Ashley Dowell ~ LPC-3949

Timothy Burns ~ LPC-3896

Cassidy Zahm ~ LPC-3939

 

LCPC

 

Rosalie Cody ~ LCPC-3880

Heidi Lasser ~ LCPC-3965

Elizabeth Doughty ~ LCPC-3950

Heather Glaza ~ LCPC-

Tami Kammer ~ LCPC-3862

Katherine Rodgers ~ LCPC-3897

Rachael Barrington-Hall ~ LCPC-3922

Kimberly Coburn ~ LCPC-3890

Cathy Kotter ~ LCPC-3916

Ann Moore ~ LCPC-3938

Victoria Purviance ~ LCPC-3670

Tatum Miller ~ LCPC-3942

Marzena Zajda ~ LCPC-3909

Shannon Traver ~ LCPC-3935

 

LMFT

 

Alan Leschinski ~ LMFT-3944

Jane Habermann ~ LMFT-3864

 

INTERNS

 

Michael Spengler ~ MFTI-3958

Blake Brumfield ~ COUI-3947