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 2/2/2010

 

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

                                                             Roberta Crockett, M.A.

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Dorothy Ann Spenner

                                                             Jon W. Glick, M.Ed.

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    J. Kathryn Hill

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Tech Records Specialist II

                                                            Cesley Metcalfe, Office Specialist II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     General Darryl Manning

John Makings, applicant

                                   

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the October 6th & 7th, 2009 minutes.  Ms. Crockett moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

General Manning addressed the Board regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Board. 

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a negative cash balance of $27,771.17 with revenues of $99,042.48 and expenditures of $93,272.27 as of 01/31/2010.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-COU-2007-26  R initially failed to respond to the audit request but subsequently provided documentation verifying completion of appropriate CE for the audit period.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Dr. Freeman moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure. Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2009-13  C alleged that R refused to transfer C's child's records to the child's current counselor.  INV revealed that C and the child's grandmother were involved in a custody matter and that R provided counseling to the child when the child was in the custody of the grandmother.  The mother subsequently obtained custody and moved the child to another state, where the child began counseling with another counselor.  INV revealed that R did provide the current counselor with a discharge summary.  Pro reviewer opined that R followed the ACA Code of Ethics and followed standard mental health practices when she sent a treatment summary rather than all documents in the file.  In addition, pro reviewer found that R followed ethical procedures by staffing the request with her clinical supervisor and then consulting with an attorney before denying the request for all of the records.  Pro reviewer also found that R did an "exemplary job" of addressing C's rights.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Ms. Crockett by unanimous consent moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure. There were no objections.

 

I-COU-2010-10  R initially failed to provide documentation of 3 hours in ethics in response to a CE audit request but subsequently provided appropriate documentation of ethics hours for the audit period.  IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Spenner by unanimous consent moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure. There were no objections.

 

I-COU-2010-17 and I-COU-2010-18  C alleged R committed possible ethics violations.  INV revealed that the alleged acts took place while R was employed by an agency in another state.  IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. Ms. Crockett by unanimous consent moved to accept IBOL’s recommendation for closure. There were no objections.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2010-2.  Ms. Crockett moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2010-3.  Ms. Spenner 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.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2010-4.  Mr. Glick moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2010-6.  Ms. Crockett moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Mr. Glick abstained from voting.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2010-8.  Ms. Spenner moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Klein discussed the rules of evidence with members of the Board.  Mr. Klein noted that the Board should not be in the business of giving legal advice and individuals need to be aware of other rules that are not in the Board’s jurisdiction.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to send out postcards to licensees informing them of the new rule changes; specifically the changes regarding limiting online continuing education and that ethics cannot be obtained online. Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Ms. Crockett moved to request Dr. Freeman send a letter to the Educational Department Chairs at the state colleges alerting them to the rule change in 150.02.b.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the evaluation and verification form.  The Board tabled this for a future meeting.

 

Supervision

 

The Board discussed the definition of clinical supervision, administrative supervision, and consultation and the different degrees of each of these responsibilities.

 

The Board discussed a proposed rule that would outline the definition of supervision.

 

The Board broke for lunch at 11:55 a.m.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:15 p.m.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Crockett that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Correspondence

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Darcy Neser asking whether it was in the Marriage and Family Therapists scope of practice to diagnose autism. The Board interprets any DSM diagnosis as falling within the definition. Ms. Crockett will draft a response.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Dana Hunt-Unruh regarding whether or not ethics continuing education could be obtained through personal interaction teleconferences and webinars. The Board noted that if there was the ability to interact in real time with the instructor and peers, it would be acceptable. Ms. Woods will draft a response.

 

Proposed Rules

 

The Board discussed the following proposed rules

Ethics its own section under 425 and flesh out the requirements.

425.03.b add - with each other in real time

425.03.h add – if for teleconferences that provide live interaction – see 425.03.b

 

APPLICANT

 

Mr. Makings addressed the Board regarding his application.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Glick that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

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

 

Correspondence

 

Mr. Klein discussed correspondence from Rebecca Brodhecker with members of the Board.  No action was taken.

 

PSR

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Ann Moore regarding PSR (psycho social rehabilitation) and supervision hours.

 

The Board discussed taking the current statement regarding PSR off the FAQs link and Ms. Spenner will draft a new response. 

 

The Board discussed correspondence from Steven Guyot regarding a job description stating that a PSR’s duties will include “individual counseling and group counseling”.  Ms. Peel will follow-up.

 

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

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 2/3/2010

 

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

                                                             Roberta Crockett, M.A.

                                                             Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

                                                             Dorothy Ann Spenner

                                                             Jon W. Glick,  M.Ed.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    J. Kathryn Hill

                                                           

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Deborah Sexton, Tech Records Specialist II

 

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

 

Supervision

 

The Board discussed supervision contracts with supervisees. The Board noted the contract between the supervisor and supervisee should include the following: methods of supervision, location of supervision, type of direct supervision, and reflect the definition of supervision. The Board will consider adding a sample contract to the FAQs page.

 

PSR

 

The Board discussed at length the changing definitions of PSR, the evolving definitions of the functions of PSR, and the relevance toward licensure.  The Board will continue to follow up on this topic.

 

Conference 

 

Dr. Freeman reported on attending the AASCB conference.  Dr. Freeman noted it appeared to be a growing trend of misrepresentation of Ph.D. as credentials if the degree was in an area that was not affiliated with the license. If the Ph.D. is in another area then it should not be listed as a credential on the license. 

 

NBCC - 2010

IDAMFT ~ September 10th & 11th, 2010

AMFTRB & CLEAR ~ September 2010

ISCA ~ October 2010

 

The Board reviewed Ms. Spenner’s draft regarding PSR which stated: “The determination of whether or not provision of PSR services, or any other work experience, is acceptable as supervised counseling experience is the responsibility of the supervisor, as informed by the definition of experience that is counseling in nature (Idaho Code 54-3401. 7-9; Rule 150.02.c-d).  As the functions of PSR and ancillary mental health services are evolving, it is essential that supervisor and supervisee stay informed of how changes may affect acceptability of experience hours as clinical experience hours for licensure.”  Ms. Crockett by unanimous consent moved to accept this statement and add it to the FAQs link.  There were no objections.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Katie Anderson.  No further action was taken.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Donna Emfield.  No further action was taken. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Ms. Crockett that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Dr. Freeman was excused at 3:30 p.m.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Denied

 

Ms. Crockett moved to deny the following applicants for licensure due to not meeting Idaho’s requirements.  Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

Karen Newkirk

Evelyn Fleenor

Joseph Andersen

Jeanette Carroll

Julie Krapfl

Angela Holland

Leslie Passalacqua

 

Pending

 

Ms. Crockett moved to approve Angela Holland and Julie Krapfl intern status pending receipt of an application and fees 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.

                       

                        TADLOCK HOWARD LEVERNE  LAMFT-4398

                        SMITH JENNIFER MARIE               LAMFT-4400

                        OZIMKIEWICZ SUSAN                    LCPC-3889

                        SHELLENBARGER TESS D          LCPC-4143

                        BELSHER JARED A                       LCPC-4440

                        MAKINGS JOHN R                           LCPC-4455

                        KIM JARILYN MAE THRONE          LCPC-4460

                        RICHMAN CLARK                            LCPC-4465

                        RILEY STEPHAN                              LCPC-4467

                        HUNTER SHEILA                             LCPC-4469

                        REILLY BLAINE C                            LCPC-4470

                        JORDAN MARY NICHOLE              LCPC-4471

                        WARREN ZAKERY                          LCPC-4472

                        BARRASS JULIE RENEE               LCPC-4475

                        WYATT KRISTI                                  LPC-3588

                        PERKINS SUSAN NADINE            LPC-4231

                        THIBAULT JULIE CHRISTINE         LPC-4261

                        DUDDING EDWARD C                   LPC-4387

                        HUTZ AIDA                                        LPC-4403

                        EZELL DAVID                                   LPC-4404

                        RANEY MEGHAN F                         LPC-4412

                        HICKMAN MARSHALL DAVID      LPC-4438

                        GOELLNER KARI J                          LPC-4445

                        SMITH JODI SUZANNE                   LPC-4450

                        BARDSLEY JULI ANN                     LPC-4452

                        GENUCHI MATTHEW                      LPC-4456

                        PARKER CAITLIN AUGUSTA        LPC-4458

                        LANG ROBERT J                             LPC-4459

                        WOODS KATHY Q                           LPC-4462

                        VAN VOOREN ALLISON                LPC-4463

                        SPRAGUE TERRY E                       LPC-4464

                        KNOWLES DAVID N                       LPC-4466

                        TADLOCK REBECCA                    LPC-4474

                        OH BEVERLY                                   LPC-4478

                        HURLEY KAMA                                LPC-4480

                        STEPHENSON HEATHER M         LPC-4484

INTERNS

 

                        HUFFAKER MATTHEW H              MFTI-4449

                        SMART JOSEPH R                          MFTI-4482

                        RAMKER JOSEPH JAMES            COUI-4479

                        WOLFFING JENNIFER B                COUI-4483

                        FLEENOR EVELYN F                     COUI-4486

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Glick moved to adjourn at 4:00 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

2010 MEETING DATES

May 4th & 5th, 2010

July 22nd & 23rd, 2010

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

_________________________________      _________________________________

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

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief