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 October 6th & 7th, 2009

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Kathryn Hill

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ann Spenner

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick, M.Ed.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:††† Nina J. Woods, M.Ed. - Chair

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BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Supervisor

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Emily Mac Master, Deputy General Attorney

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Eric Pettingill, LCPC, LSW, CADC

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paula Green, LCPC

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jennifer Cochern, LCPC

 

TUESDAY

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 AM MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

The Board welcomed new member Dottie Spenner to the Board.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the July 7th & 8th, 2009 minutes.  Mr. Glick moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board and said the proposed rules would be online October 7th, 2009.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a negative cash balance of $37,960.59 with revenues of $44,331.50 and expenditures of $48,750.71 as of 9/30/2009.

 

ANNUAL CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall reviewed the annual contract with members of the Board. Dr. Freeman moved to approve the 2010 fiscal year contract and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

AGENDA

 

Dr. Freeman moved to add to the agenda a clarification regarding confidentiality in regard to a question she just received.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2009-13 to members of the Board.Mr. Glick moved to approve the Stipulation and Consent Order, and authorize the Vice-Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Ms. Mac Master presented COU-2009-15 to members of the Board.The Board discussed COU-2009-15 and made some recommendations.Action regarding COU-2009-15 was tabled.Mr. Klein would bring a revised copy to the Board the following day.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

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

 

For Board determination:

 

I-COU-2007-14    R was the court-appointed parental coordinator for Cís child custody case, and C alleged R was ineffective, unethical and ignored a court order.  INV revealed that R and other licensees involved in the case all agreed upon the same course of care.  INV did not reveal any evidence to support the allegations. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-16    C alleged that R incorrectly billed Cís insurance, and C is now receiving the bills and collection notices.  C states that repeated attempts to resolve the issue have not been successful and R will not return phone calls.  INV revealed that R only provided two counseling sessions and billed appropriately, and C's insurance did not pay 100% for counseling sessions.  INV also revealed that C did not fully understand the insurance coverage.  INV did not reveal any evidence to support the allegations.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2008-33    R provided documentation in response to an audit request showing that R obtained 15 hours of CE during the audit period.  R subsequently provided adequate documentation of carry-over hours to meet the CE requirement during the audit period.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

OPEN MEETING LAW

 

Mr. Klein discussed the new open meeting law with members of the Board.

 

Ms. Crockett moved to acknowledge an e-mail sent to members of the Board regarding attendance at conferences is null and void.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

AGENDA

 

In light of Mr. Kleinís earlier discussion regarding the new public meeting law, Dr. Freeman moved to add the following agenda items: include alternates for attending conferences, a possible research project, and consulting with outside parties.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

HEALTH AND WELFARE

 

Eric Pettingill and Jennifer Cochern addressed the Board regarding 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 noted that the LCPCs had been left off the latest draft addition and would contact Health and Welfare. The Board declined to alter the scope of practice language to include substance abuse treatment, given that not all counselors possess this training.

 

Ms. Peel brought the list of pro-reviewers to the Board.The Board provided additional names to be added.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Jill Mitchell addressed the Board in regard to marriage and family therapy licensing in different states.The Board had a brief discussion, no action was taken.Ms. Mitchell also invited the Board to the September 10th & 11th, 2010 Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Therapy conference.

 

Conferences

 

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

 

AASCB ~ January 7th & 9th, 2010 Ė Dr. Freeman, Ms. Crockett - alternate

ICA ~ January 21st Ė 23rd, 2010 Ė Dr. Freeman, Mr. Glick

NBCC - 2010

IDAMFT ~ September 10th & 11th, 2010

AMFTRB & CLEAR ~ September 2010

ISCA ~ October 2010

 

Mr. Glick reported on the AMFTRB conference he attended.

 

Dr. Freeman discussed a possible research project in which NNU students would gather data and statistics from the Bureau for the Boardís information. Mr. Klein will do some research and check with the Board of Nursing.No further action was taken.

 

The Board discussed portability and will continue to research other states.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Pat Alexander.The Board had a discussion regarding how transition plans are handled and requested it be added to the agenda for further clarification.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Amy Amarello and referred it to the Psychologist Examiners Board.

 

The Board reviewed a request for a continuing education waiver from Clark Richman.Ms. Spenner moved to approve the request for a waiver and send a reminder that waivers must be requested and approved prior to renewing the license.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

The Board went through the Board business file and reviewed a letter sent to Dr. Kracke.The Board had questions for Mr. Klein regarding the content of the letter and requested it be added to the February agenda.

 

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

 

WEDNESDAY

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 AM MDT by Roberta Crockett, M.A.

 

Dr. Freeman addressed the Board about a phone call she received regarding outside consulting.The Board had a brief discussion and made some recommendations.

 

Mr. Klein discussed COU-2009-15 with the Board.Dr. Freeman moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Vice-Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Ms. Spenner moved to enter into executive session to consider records exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law, as allowed by Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d). .  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Denied

 

Mr. Glick moved to deny applicant Joseph Smart for licensure.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Pending

 

Dr. Freeman moved to table the actions in regard to applicants 901034994 and 901103180 pending receipt of additional information for the Boardís review.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Mr. Glick moved to approve Kellie Mack Andersonís licensure pending receipt of passing National MFT exam results sent directly to the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Approved

 

Ms. Spenner moved to approve the following applicants for licensure.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

LicenseTypeLicenseNo†††† BrowserName

LCPC ††††††††††† 4315†† ††††††††††† SUTTON GREGORY LEE

LCPC ††††††††††† 3961†† ††††††††††† RAMSEY JACALYN

LCPC ††††††††††† 4441†† ††††††††††† PAYTON DALLAS W

LCPC ††††††††††† 4428†† ††††††††††† ESPOSITO HEATHER MARIE

LCPC ††††††††††† 4416†† ††††††††††† FARRENS LORI LYNN

LCPC ††††††††††† 4429†† ††††††††††† ALEGRIA CHARMAYNE M

LCPC ††††††††††† 4255†† ††††††††††† HANSEN PENELOPE RAE

LCPC ††††††††††† 4443†† ††††††††††† ANDERSON JULIETTE

LCPC ††††††††††† 4427†† ††††††††††† FRANK DAVE

LCPC ††††††††††† 4246†† ††††††††††† COLLAER-MUZZO CHRISTINE M

LCPC ††††††††††† 4159†† ††††††††††† ANDREW KIMBERLY J

LCPC ††††††††††† 4180†† ††††††††††† PRAY STACY JO

LCPC ††††††††††† 4160†† ††††††††††† HIBBARD KINDRA JOY

LCPC ††††††††††† 4145†† ††††††††††† DAWLEY MARCIA LEI

LCPC ††††††††††† 4415†† ††††††††††† WADE KARLA MARIE

LMFT††††††††††† 4424†† ††††††††††† LAMBSON BRADLEY K

LMFT††††††††††† 4390†† ††††††††††† OGDEN GREGORY DEAN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4413†† ††††††††††† MARTIN SHAWN A

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4099†† ††††††††††† NELSON CYNTHIA

LPC††† ††††††††††† 3996†† ††††††††††† HAASE TRAVIS

LPC††† ††††††††††† 3932†† ††††††††††† VARNEY JESSICA DANI

LPC††† ††††††††††† 3917†† ††††††††††† TADLOCK HOWARD LEVERNE JR.

LPC††† ††††††††††† 3739†† ††††††††††† FRANKLIN CHRISTOPHER

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4406†† ††††††††††† HUMPHREY BRITT NICOLE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4257†† ††††††††††† COONS ALENA CHRISTINE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4409†† ††††††††††† BOYD KRAIG L

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4272†† ††††††††††† SCOTT AMANDA LEA

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4417†† ††††††††††† WALL CHARLAYNE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4421†† ††††††††††† PHIPPS KATE ALTON

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4422†† ††††††††††† LARSEN DARA GLENN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4423†† ††††††††††† MCCONNELL-SOONG LINDSEY MICHELLE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4430†† ††††††††††† SAWYER MARVIN JAMES JR.

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4432†† ††††††††††† PENDER REBECCA LYNN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4437†† ††††††††††† HAMILTON SHAREE L

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4439†† ††††††††††† GLITZ ANGELA

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4408†† ††††††††††† GRIFFIN JESSE CLARK III

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4395†† ††††††††††† MITCHELL GWEN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4394†† ††††††††††† BURKHOLDER MELANIE G

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4431†† ††††††††††† MICHAUD ERYN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4434†† ††††††††††† SEITZ STACEY D

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4376†† ††††††††††† STOOPS LAYNE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4435†† ††††††††††† GESTRIN DEIDRE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4237†† ††††††††††† CZAJA SARAH

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4410†† ††††††††††† REED MICHAEL W

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4396†† ††††††††††† OAKLEY JOHN L

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4442†† ††††††††††† BAYLY DANIEL JAMES

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4405†† ††††††††††† EVANS DANA JACQUELINE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4363†† ††††††††††† KIRKHAM CYNTHIA RENAE

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4309†† ††††††††††† RUSSO VALERIE ANN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4307†† ††††††††††† GRAY TRENT RUSSELL

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4278†† ††††††††††† SAYER NIKKI NELSON

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4277†† ††††††††††† TOBERER JULIE ANN

LPC††† ††††††††††† 4411†† ††††††††††† CHRISTENSEN CAROL M

 

Interns

 

MFTI†† ††††††††††† 4418†† ††††††††††† REYNOLDS SHIRLEY

MFTI†† ††††††††††† 4414†† ††††††††††† SMITH JENNIFER MARIE

MFTI†† ††††††††††† 4325†† ††††††††††† GESTRIN DEIDRE

MFTI†† ††††††††††† 4425†† ††††††††††† ROLPH BENJAMIN E

MFTI†† ††††††††††† 4426†† ††††††††††† BUCKNER JOHN CURTIS

 

The Board requested PSR be placed on the February agenda.

 

The Board requested the Bureau have improved wireless connection.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Spenner moved to adjourn at 3:18 p.m.Seconded by Ms. Hill, motion carried.

 

2010 MEETING DATES

February 2nd & 3rd, 2010

May 4th & 5th, 2010

July Ė to be determined

October 5th & 6th, 2010

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Nina J. Woods, M.Ed., Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

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Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Kathryn Hill

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Dorothy Ann Spenner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick,M.Ed.

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief