Department Chair and Administrative Assistant

  • Dr. Aida Midgett

    Dr. Aida Midgett

    Department Chair and Professor

    Dr. Aida Midgett is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Boise State University. Born and raised in Brazil, she has been residing in the United States since 1991. Dr. Midgett obtained her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology/Counseling Psychology emphasis and her masters in Community Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Her professional background includes behavioral health and school-based research, training counselor education students, and evaluating service-learning projects related to multicultural training. Dr. Midgett has also worked as a clinician in university, agency, and in-patient mental health hospital settings. Currently her research focuses on evaluating a brief, bystander bullying intervention program in K-12 settings.

    Dr. Aida Midgett is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Boise State University. Born and raised in Brazil, she has been residing in the United States since 1991. Dr. Midgett obtained her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology/Counseling Psychology emphasis and her masters in Community Counseling from Northern Arizona University. Her professional background includes behavioral health and school-based research, training counselor education students, and evaluating service-learning projects related to multicultural training. Dr. Midgett has also worked as a clinician in university, agency, and in-patient mental health hospital settings. Currently her research focuses on evaluating a brief, bystander bullying intervention program in K-12 settings.

  • Kristin Batten, Counselor Education, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

    Kristin Batten

    Administrative Assistant

Faculty

  • Doumas, Diana (Distinguished Professor Portrait)

    Dr. Diana Doumas

    Distinguished Professor and Director for The Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction

    Distinguished Professor and Director for the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction,  Dr. Doumas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Psychologist in Idaho. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and Research Society on Alcoholism. Her experience includes both individual and couples counseling for clients with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal concerns. She specializes in empirically based interventions and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her research interests include substance abuse prevention and intervention, with a focus on harm reduction and online interventions for high-risk college and high school students.

    Distinguished Professor and Director for the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction,  Dr. Doumas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Psychologist in Idaho. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and Research Society on Alcoholism. Her experience includes both individual and couples counseling for clients with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal concerns. She specializes in empirically based interventions and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her research interests include substance abuse prevention and intervention, with a focus on harm reduction and online interventions for high-risk college and high school students.

  • Dr. Raissa Miller

    Dr. Raissa Miller

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Addiction Counseling Cognate

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Addiction Counseling Cognate, Dr. Raissa Miller, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho and Texas. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies. Before joining the faculty at Boise State University, Dr. Miller practiced counseling in community agencies and private practice. Although she has been trained to see individuals across the lifespan, she primarily works with individual adults and couples. Dr. Miller specializes in applying principles of neurobiology within counseling to address a wide range of developmental and clinical concerns, including anxiety, addiction, trauma, and interpersonal distress. Her research interests include understanding the impact of integrating and teaching principles of interpersonal neurobiology to students, practitioners, and clients, as well as developing community-based research initiatives in substance abuse treatment.

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Addiction Counseling Cognate, Dr. Raissa Miller, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho and Texas. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies. Before joining the faculty at Boise State University, Dr. Miller practiced counseling in community agencies and private practice. Although she has been trained to see individuals across the lifespan, she primarily works with individual adults and couples. Dr. Miller specializes in applying principles of neurobiology within counseling to address a wide range of developmental and clinical concerns, including anxiety, addiction, trauma, and interpersonal distress. Her research interests include understanding the impact of integrating and teaching principles of interpersonal neurobiology to students, practitioners, and clients, as well as developing community-based research initiatives in substance abuse treatment.

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    Dr. Laura Gallo

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Cognate

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Cognate, Dr. Laura Gallo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, Licensed School Counselor in Iowa, and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC. She received her M.A. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision through the University of Iowa. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, the American School Counseling Association, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. Dr. Gallo taught for eight years as a bilingual elementary educator in rural, predominately Latino communities in Iowa. More recently, she practiced as a high school counselor for ten years before coming to Boise State University. Her research interests include suicide prevention and assessment, school counseling supervision, and the effects of social media on child and adolescent development.

    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Cognate, Dr. Laura Gallo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, Licensed School Counselor in Iowa, and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC. She received her M.A. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision through the University of Iowa. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, the American School Counseling Association, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. Dr. Gallo taught for eight years as a bilingual elementary educator in rural, predominately Latino communities in Iowa. More recently, she practiced as a high school counselor for ten years before coming to Boise State University. Her research interests include suicide prevention and assessment, school counseling supervision, and the effects of social media on child and adolescent development.

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    Dr. Regina Moro

    Associate Professor

    Associate Professor in Counselor Education, Dr. Regina Moro received her PhD in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling.  She received a graduate certificate from UNC Charlotte in Substance Abuse Counseling, and an MS in Community Counseling from Syracuse University.  She is an active member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors.  Dr. Moro is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and certified as an Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ID) in Idaho.  She is also a National Certified Counselor and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider.  Her clinical passion involves work with crisis and trauma, including a focus on addiction with individuals and families.  Dr. Moro’s scholarship is focused on counselor education, brief counseling, and addictions prevention and intervention.

    Associate Professor in Counselor Education, Dr. Regina Moro received her PhD in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling.  She received a graduate certificate from UNC Charlotte in Substance Abuse Counseling, and an MS in Community Counseling from Syracuse University.  She is an active member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors.  Dr. Moro is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and certified as an Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ID) in Idaho.  She is also a National Certified Counselor and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider.  Her clinical passion involves work with crisis and trauma, including a focus on addiction with individuals and families.  Dr. Moro’s scholarship is focused on counselor education, brief counseling, and addictions prevention and intervention.

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