Master's Project Chairs

Chairperson

Master’s Project Chairs are those faculty members listed below who have specific training and skills in such areas as constructing a literature review, executing an experiential project, and/or editing for APA compliance.  Please see the complete list below for areas of availability and interest.

Reader

Any faculty member may serve as Reader.

Note: You may not choose as a final project Chair or Reader a Didactic Instructor with whom you have worked in either Individual or Group Didactic. The Chair/Reader list is under revision. Currently, this is not an exhaustive list of Chairs and Readers.

 

MP Chair Availability and Research Interests (updated 1/31/18)

Name & Credentials

Interest

Expertise/Interests

Anthony Mielke, MA, LMFT

Chair &

Reader

Men’s Issues/Masculinity, Bioecological Systems Theory, Experiential Family Therapy, Existential Therapy, Natural Family Systems, Interpersonal Neurobiology, General Systems Theory, Adolescent Group/Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Spirituality

Paivi Lee, PhD

Chair &

Reader

Adlerian and Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma, Empathy, Motivation, Emotional, and Health

Wendi Anderson, DMFT, LMFT

Chair &

Reader

Disabilities, Veterans, Service Animals, Art Therapy, Caregivers, Children, Family Systems, Adolescents, Couples Relationships, Chronic Illness and Couples

Louise Ferry, PhD

Chair &

Reader

Attachment, Parenting, Trauma, Anxiety, and Schizophrenia

Richard Close, D.Min

Reader

Spirituality in Counseling, Adlerian Theory Applied to Clinical Practice, Ethics, Integrative/Holistic Practice & Adlerian Psychology, and Logotherapy

Rachelle Reinisch, DMFT

Chair &

Reader

Expressive Writing, Grief & Loss, Death Anxiety, Immortality Ideologies, Aging & Transition, Coping with Chronic Illness, Music as Therapy, Shame, Anxiety & the Brain, Nutrition & Therapy, and Women's Issues

Meghan Williams, MA, LMFT

Chair &

Reader

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Spirituality, Alternative & Holistic Approaches to Therapy, Couples Therapy, Parenting & Attachment, Sexuality, and LGBTQ & Alternative Lifestyles

Nikki Marchand, MA

Reader

Spirituality, Alternative & Holistic Therapeutic Approaches, Nutrition & Mental Health, Attachment, and Mindfulness

Rashida Fisher, MA, LPCC, LADC

Chair &

Reader

Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice & Advocacy, Trauma & Trauma-Informed Care, Sexuality, Holistic Practice, Mindfulness, and Ethics

Ruth Schultz, Ed.D., ESL

Chair &

Reader

Cultural Diversity, School Counseling, High School & Adult Education, Foster Care, and Alternative Education Strategies

Amy Foell, MA

Chair &

Reader

Adolescent Development & Behavior; Healthy & Unhealthy Development Including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, & Trauma; and Culturally Relevant Educational Models & Adlerian Consultation Models & Concepts

Doug Palcek, MA

Chair &

Reader

 

Erin Rafferty-Bugher, MA

Chair &

Reader

 

Jamie Hedin, MA

Chair &

Reader

Mindfulness in Counseling, Technology Integration with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders, Multicultural Counseling Competency, Eco Wellness, and Adolescent Development

Craig Belfany, MPS

Chair &

Reader

Children and Adolescents, Men’s Issues, Experiential Projects, Program Development, Grant Writing, and Art Therapy.

Meg Whiston, PhD

Chair &

Reader

 

Jill Sisk, PhD

Chair &

Reader

 

Teresa Eakman, PhD

Reader

Addiction-Related Issues, Alternative Medicine, Whole Health/Wellness, Spirituality, Nature Therapy, and Chronic Pain

Jared Bostrom, DMFT, LMFT, LADC

Chair & Reader

Serious and Persistent Mental Health Concerns, Psychopathology, Co-Occurring Disorders, Addiction, Family and Organizational Systems, Parenting, Relationships, Trauma and Trauma Responsive Care, Family System Theories, Postmodern Theories, Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction

Shelly Lacher, MA

Reader

Systems, Trauma, Couples Therapy, Systemic Thinking, Family Therapy, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, and Medical/Mental Health Comorbidities.

Richard Moldenhauer, MS

Reader

Co-Occurring Disorders and Addictions.

Emily Stevenson, MA

Chair & Reader

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Health Psychology, Holistic Psychology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Spirituality, and Religion

Tamarah Gehlen, LMFT, LADC, CFLE Chair & Reader Addiction, Trauma, Attachment, Couples and Infidelity, Impact of Behavioral or Process Addictions, Pornography, Communication, and Leadership