IDAHO LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/6/2008

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Roberta Crockett, M.A. - Chair

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Nina J Woods, M.Ed.

                                                             Jon W Glick, M. Ed.

                                                             Kathryn Jean Hill

                                                             

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Marcie McGinty, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Jill Mitchell, Idaho Association of Marriage & Family Therapy

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the February 5th & 6th, 2008 minutes.  Mr. Glick moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory gave a brief legislative report noting the proposed rules are now in affect. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report which is available to the public on the Bureau’s website at www.ibol.idaho.gov.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report which is available by clicking the following link:

http://ibol.idaho.gov/COU/Disciplinary/COU_INV_2008-05-06.htm

 

Ms. Woods moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure on complaint I-COU-2005-2. Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure on complaint I-COU-2007-1. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure on complaint I-COU-2007-24. Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

Ms. McGinty presented COU-2008-18 to the Board.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to accept the stipulation and consent order on COU-2008-18 and authorize the chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2007-10.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to accept the stipulation and consent order on COU-2007-10 and authorize the chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2005-8.

 

Mr. Glick moved to authorize the Attorney General’s Office to dismiss case COU-2005-8.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2006-5.

 

Ms. Woods moved to authorize the Attorney General’s Office to dismiss COU-2006-5 with an advisory letter that will be reviewed by the Board chair.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales presented COU-2006-2.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to revoke license LCPC-3214 and recover the costs of attorney fees and accept the findings of fact, conclusions of law and agreed order.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board reviewed Idaho Code 54-3402 and discussed “for compensation.” The Board is not considering any changes at this time.

 

The Board discussed the faith-based exemption. Discussion was tabled and Ms. Woods will research other faith-based models.

 

Mr. Hales went over the temporary rules for the associate marriage and family therapist license.

 

Ms. Mitchell addressed the Board about concerns the Idaho Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (IDAMFT) had with the appointments of the Board.  The IDAMFT proposed changing from the present “professional counselor/marriage and family therapist” position to an exclusive “marriage and family therapist” position to ensure there always be two licensed marriage and family therapists on the Board.

 

Ms. Cory said that the Board appointments were determined by the Governor and suggested the association present their proposal to the Governor’s Office.

 

The Board discussed computer based testing for applicants taking the national counselor exam (NCE) and the national clinical mental health counselor exam (NCMHCE).  The Board is going to gather some additional information for further discussion at their next meeting.

 

The Board discussed a possible rule change that would limit the number of online continuing education hours a licensee could receive and would not allow the three hours of ethics be obtained online.

 

Mr. Glick moved to amend the continuing education policy to limit the number of online continuing education hours to a maximum of 10 hours and the three hours of ethics may not be obtained online to be effective starting July 2009.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

Ms. Woods moved to pay dues to the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) and American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB).  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

The Board briefly discussed the Cognizant member.  Ms. Woods will contact Dr. Kracke for more information on the process.

 

The Board requested a list from the Attorney General’s Office regarding who they use for pro reviewers.

 

The Board discussed a strategic plan and requested Connie Pratt be scheduled as the facilitator for Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Ms. Crockett and Dr. Freeman will draft a letter to notify the associations and department chairs, asking 2 – 3 specific questions that would be in the context of the Board’s roles.

 

Questions the Board may want to ask:

 

Is there something you see that the Board or Bureau could be more efficient in meeting the issues of licensees?

What are the major trends?

Ideas for getting information out on issues the Board is working on.

 

CONFERENCES

 

AMFTRB ~ September 24th & 25th, 2008 – Mr. Glick

AASCB ~ January 8th – 10th, 2009 – Dr. Freeman

NBCC ~ January 2009

 

IDAMFT ~ September 19th & 20th, 2008

ICA ~ January 2009

ISCA ~ October 2nd & 3rd, 2008 – Dr. Freeman

 

BOARD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Glick moved to grant a continuing education waiver to Vicki Stull through February 6, 2010. Ms. Stull will need to have completed the required continuing education requirements prior to her 2011 renewal.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence regarding art therapy.  The Board suggested the correspondent visit the American Art Therapy Association’s website at www.arttherapy.org for more information.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Michael Pitts regarding his supervision.  Ms. Crockett will draft a response.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Barry Watts regarding his continuing education audit. No further action is required.  

 

Dr. Freeman moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:10 p.m. MDT.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/7/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Roberta Crockett, M.A. - Chair

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Nina J Woods, M.Ed.

                                                             Jon W Glick, M. Ed.

                                                             Kathryn Jean Hill

                                                             

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Viann Nations, Applicant

                                                           

Meeting was called to order at 9:08 a.m. MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

The Board met with Viann Nations in regard to her application for licensure.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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. Freeman, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Woods, aye; and Ms. Hill, aye.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Woods, aye; and Ms. Hill, aye.

 

RULES

 

Ms Woods moved to adopt as temporary rules the following:

Creation of a new rule 230

Creation of a new rule 232

Revisions to current rule 240 with the exception of 240.04

Changes to rule 250

Changes to rule 425 with the exception of 425.03 and

Changes to rule 245, all as they relate to the new associate marriage and family law. These rules are to become effective July 1, 2008 contingent upon the Governor’s approval.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales discussed the Board’s policies on continuing education and suggested the Board adopt rules. 

 

Mr. Glick moved to clarify a previous motion regarding changing the limitation of online continuing education in policy.  He moved to propose a rule be drafted to limit online continuing education to a maximum of 10 hours and clarify that the three hours of ethics can not be obtained online.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried. 

 

The Board discussed the role of the Cognizant member and tabled the discussion for the next board meeting. 

 

The Board reviewed a request for accommodations from applicant 901099984 in taking the National Counselor Exam.  Dr. Freeman moved to approve a reader plus two additional hours for applicant 901099984.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Mr. Glick moved to approve a continuing education waiver for LuAnn Epeldi and send her the requirements for an inactive license.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed and approved a request from Dr. Kracke regarding a continuing education training course being given.

 

Ms. Hill was excused for the rest of the day.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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. Freeman, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual votes for this motion were: Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Ms. Woods moved to accept the Board’s recommendation for those applicants approved for licensure.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried

 

APPROVED FOR LICENSURE

 

LPC 4101      HESS-ALMUBARAK ELIZABETH 

LPC 4093      CARADINE LILLIAN FRANCINE

LPC 3990      BARBEE DAYNA 

LPC 3981      HARRIS PAMELA 

LPC 3915      FREIBURGHAUS STACY J

LPC 3800      HART JENNIFER 

LPC 4127      ARKOOSH-OWEN MICHELLE

 

LMFT 3875    KAMMER TAMI S

LMFT 4117    ANDERSEN JOSEPH JOHN

 

LCPC 3931   AGUILAR SARA A

LCPC 3937   SHEPHERD LAURA LEE

LCPC 4009   WARE KRISTEN GERMAIN

LCPC 4013   HOWARD WILLIAM KENT

LCPC 4054   WRIGHT JEFFREY DEE

LCPC 4061   HALBERT DORI L

LCPC 4065   FOOTE BARBARA 

LCPC 3927   HOUK BRANDON MICHAEL

LCPC 4122   BENNETT DARCI LYN

LCPC 4069   NELSON BRETT H

 

Ms. Woods moved to table actions on the following applications pending receipt of additional information sent in for the Board’s review.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

# 901064830

# 901091463

 

Ms. Woods moved to approve the following applicants pending receipt of additional information to be submitted to the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

# 901046740

# 901034693

# 901099862

# 901098368

# 901099963

 

Ms. Woods moved to deny applicant 901100735.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

    

2008 MEETING DATES

 

July 8th & 9th, 2008

October 7th & 8th, 2008

 

Mr. Glick moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:45.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.