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 7/7/2009

 

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

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.

                                                             J. Kathryn Hill

                                                             Jon W. Glick, M.Ed.

                                                             Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Judge Dennard

                                                            Viki Howard

                                                            Dr. Craig

                                                            Michael Grigg - Applicant

                                                            Shelley Scott - Applicant

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 AM MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the May 5th & 6th, 2009 minutes.  Mr. Glick moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.  Ms. Cory also gave a brief Bureau update in which she noted that Deputy Bureau Chief Mr. Budd Hetrick was retiring and Lori Peel from the Attorney General’s Office was hired as his replacement.  She also mentioned that the Bureau now has a full-time Deputy Attorney General, Karl Klein.  He will serve as the Board’s administrative attorney.

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

 

Ms. Cory updated the Board on the Board appointments in process.  The Bureau obtained three new boards which include Occupational Therapists, Driving Businesses, and Midwives. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a negative cash balance of $33,541.38 with revenues of $172,265.32 and expenditures of $183,445.56 as of 6/30/2009.

 

ANNUAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the annual report to members of the Board.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2007-09. Dr. Jones moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

For Board determination:

 

I-COU-2008-2         C alleges unethical behaviors by R concerning the process of opening a new office. INV revealed an ad in the phone book advertising R's new business was a mistake by the phone book company and R was not responsible for the placing the ad.  The phone book company provided a letter stating that it was their error.  INV did not reveal evidence to support the allegations or a violation.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure with an advisory letter and a copy to the prosecutor.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Dr. Freeman moved to amend the motion to also include a copy of the letter sent to the supervisor.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

PROPOSED RULES

 

The following are the proposed rule changes:

 

150.01.iii – applicant must complete one graduate level course in each of the eight areas.

105.02.b – supervision must be provided by a counselor education faculty member at an accredited college or university or a Professional Counselor or Clinical Professional Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the State and registered with the Board as a supervisor.

245- adding licensed professional counselor

250 – deleting professional counselor

300.01 – Foreign country must have substantially similar requirements for licensing as is provided for new applicants in Idaho.

425- continuing education policy is now outlined in rule

 

Ms. Woods moved to adopt and submit the proposed rule changes.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Evaluation & Verification form

 

The Board discussed updating the evaluation and verification form.  No action was taken.

 

HEALTH AND WELFARE

 

Ms. Crockett updated the Board about the proposed Health and Welfare rule in regard to alcohol and substance use disorders services and the possibility of certifying substance abuse counselors.  Ms. Crockett also reported that there are 22 states that license addiction counselors, most under the composite of another board. Ms. Crockett, along with Dr. Ron Ponsford from the Idaho Psychologist Examiners Board and Mr. Robert Payne from the Idaho State Board of Social Worker Examiners will serve on a committee that will be discussing these issues.

 

Dr. Jones commended Ms. Crockett on the letter that was drafted and submitted on behalf of the Board to Health and Welfare.  

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Business File/Correspondence

 

The Board discussed the ICA (Idaho Counselor Association) conference and the submission of a presentation for the Board.  Ms. Woods will follow up.

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Mona Kim-Brown in regard to supervising a registered intern.  Ms. Crockett will draft a letter on behalf of the Board.

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Gail Laferriere in regard to the amount of time records should be kept.  The Board directed Mr. Stoll to draft a response.

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Dr. Kevin Kracke in regard to licensed counselor-client privilege.  The Board directed Mr. Stoll to draft a response.

 

Mr. Glick moved to amend the agenda to add review of applications.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Laurie Ingebritsen in regard to equine assisted therapy.  The Board said in general it is recognized and acceptable; however, licensees need to practice within their scope of training and should be certified or credentialed in specialty areas.  Ms. Crockett will draft a response on behalf of the Board.

 

ANNUAL DUES

 

Dr. Freeman moved to pay the annual AASCB (American Association of State Counseling Boards) dues.  Seconded by Ms. Woods, motion carried.

 

The Board broke for lunch at 12:00 p.m.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:30 p.m.

 

Conferences

 

The Board discussed the following conferences and agreed to send the following:

 

IDAMFT ~ September 18th & 19th, 2009 – Ms. Woods

AMFTRB & CLEAR ~ September 24th – 27th, 2009 – Jon Glick, tentatively

ISCA ~ October 1st & 2nd, 2009

AASCB ~ January 7th & 9th, 2010 – Dr. Freeman

ICA ~ January 21st – 23rd, 2010 – Dr. Freeman

NBCC

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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 Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Dr. Jones, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

  

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

 

The Board had a brief discussion in regard to the new rules and definitions for PSR (psycho-social rehabilitation.)

 

Mr. Glick 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. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Dr. Jones, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

  

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

 

Judge Dennard and Viki Howard addressed the Board in regard to the use of mental health professionals in family court litigation.

 

Dr. Richard Craig addressed the Board in regard to the marriage and family therapy program at NNU (Northwest Nazarene University.)

 

Election of Officers

 

Dr. Jones nominated Ms. Woods as Chair.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman nominated Ms. Crockett as Vice-Chair. Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to adjourn at 4:10 p.m.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

Board Meeting Minutes of 7/8/2009

  

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Nina J. Woods, M.Ed. – Chair

                                                            Roberta Crockett, M.A.

                                                            Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                            Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.

                                                            J. Kathryn Hill

                                                             

ABSENT:                                          Jon W. Glick, M.Ed.

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Emily Mac Master, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2008-19. The Board discussed COU-2008-19 and made recommendations to the Attorney General’s Office.  Ms. Crockett recused herself.

 

Dr. Jones moved to send an advisory letter to the supervisee.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed proposed Rule 150.02.b with Mr. Hales.  Dr. Freeman will draft a letter to the university chairs requesting feedback.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Ms. Crockett 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. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; Dr. Jones, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

 

The Board reviewed applications.

  

Dr. Freeman moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; Dr. Freeman, aye; Dr. Jones, aye; and Ms. Woods, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Denied

 

Dr. Freeman moved to deny applicant Layne Stoops for licensure.  Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Pending

 

Dr. Jones moved to table the actions in regard to applicants 901107035, 901098468, 901103918 and 901049883 pending receipt of additional information for the Board’s review.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to approve Katrina Bradbury’s licensure pending receipt of official transcript to the Bureau of Occupational Licenses showing degree has posted. Seconded by Dr. Jones, motion carried.

 

Approved

 

Dr. Jones moved to approve the following applicants for licensure.  Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

LAMFT 4367 BUHLER BRANDON M

LAMFT 4369 PERKINS SUSAN NADINE

LCPC 4336   CHRISTOPHERSON BRUCE G

LCPC 4240   HOLLIDAY JOHANNA 

LCPC 4347   SJOSTROM BROOKE 

LCPC 4385   PHILLIPS STEPHANIE J

LPC    3969   HANSEN WILLIAM A

LPC    3832   RUTAN JESSICA 

LPC    3853   YONAN JOHN 

LPC    4016   MOORE JULIA E

LPC    4075   REFVEM EMILEE PATREACE

LPC    4193   JOHNSON ROBBY GORDON

LMFT  4322   POKORNY MELODY D

LMFT  4352   WAINER CLAUDIA 

LPC    4263   MURDOCH JENNIFER ANN

LPC    4208   ROMAN JENNIFER 

LPC    4211   KANE CHRISTINA M

LPC    4217   NAVARRO TABITHA BROOK

LPC    4220   SHOEMAKER JODEEN LYNN

LPC    4226   SCANLON LAURA MARIE

LPC    4233   TUCKER KENDAL MICHELLE

LPC    4241   SMITH MEGAN LYNN

LPC    4243   SKEEM KRISTI KAY

LPC    4249   ARRIETA NEKANE FELISA

LPC    4253   WATSON KARIN LYNN-YAHR

LPC    4256   ERICKSON LIANNA RAE

LPC    4264   SANDOVAL LUCIA MARIA

LPC    4265   ATKINS JOAN 

LPC    4266   ATKINS DAVID 

LPC    4270   BENNETT CHRISTOPHER DANIEL

LPC    4373   GABBY JEAN ANN

LPC    4374   CHOJNACKY BRIAN L

LPC    4345   SCOTT SHELLEY L

LPC    4360   SMITH MITCHELL 

LPC    4334   HOYT JOSHUA D

LPC    4378   NEVALA JAMES R

LPC    4343   ELSASSER TRINA 

LPC    4344   SKLADER-YOST LEAH A

LPC    4346   FITZGERALD LOU ANN 

LPC    4348   MACKENZIE LACEY JILL

LPC    4349   DAME CRISTI 

LPC    4350   ANDERSEN JOE A

LPC    4355   GODFREY SUZANNE 

LPC    4356   REMSPERGER PETRA 

LPC    4357   JUDD GINA H

LPC    4358   DIETZ KAREN A

LPC    4359   THIEMANN JARED W

LPC    4361   THIBODEAU QUINN BLAKE

LPC    4362   WOOD JULIA CLAIRE

LPC    4364   HARMAN JANAE B

LPC    4365   TIERNEY ANNE E

LPC    4366   BROWN COREY ALLEN

LPC    4368   DAVIS BILLIE JO

LPC    4371   ROLPH BENJAMIN E

LPC    4372   FUHRIMAN NATHAN S

LPC    4379   TATE ERIKA NICOLE

LPC    4380   BOGLAY JESSIE C

LPC    4381   WARR WHITNEY 

LPC    4383   SUMMERS HEATHER 

LPC    4388   JEFFERIS ELIZABETH ANNE

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Dr. Jones moved to adjourn at 4:08 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

2009 MEETING DATES

 

October 6th & 7th, 2009

 

2010 MEETING DATES

February 2nd & 3rd, 2010

May 4th & 5th, 2010

July – to be determined

October 5th & 6th, 2010

 

 

 

 

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Roberta Crockett, M.A., Chair                         Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

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Eric F. Jones, Ph.D.                                          J. Kathryn Hill

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Jon W. Glick,  M.Ed.                                       Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief