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  • Dr. Doumas (Distinguished Professor Portrait)

    Dr. Diana Doumas

    Director and Research and Program Evaluation Coordinator

    Dr. Doumas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, a Licensed Psychologist in Idaho and California, and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Counselor Education. 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 students, high school students, and young adults.

    Dr. Doumas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, a Licensed Psychologist in Idaho and California, and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Counselor Education. 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 students, high school students, and young adults.

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    Dr. Susan Esp

    Associate Director and Co-Training Coordinator

    Dr. Esp has worked at Boise State University since 2000.   She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified GAIN Trainer and GAIN Interviewer.  Dr. Esp’s research and teaching specialties lie in the discipline of addiction studies, prevention, and intervention. Publications and presentations related to her specialties involve chemical dependence and addiction in youth, implementing substance abuse prevention programs, behavioral health as a public health issue and the integration of mental health and substance abuse services.

     

    Dr. Esp has worked at Boise State University since 2000.   She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified GAIN Trainer and GAIN Interviewer.  Dr. Esp’s research and teaching specialties lie in the discipline of addiction studies, prevention, and intervention. Publications and presentations related to her specialties involve chemical dependence and addiction in youth, implementing substance abuse prevention programs, behavioral health as a public health issue and the integration of mental health and substance abuse services.

     
  • Dr. Raissa Miller

    Co-Training Coordinator

    Dr. Miller Licensed Professional Counselor and Assistant Professor and Addiction Program Coordinator for the Department of Counselor Education.  Dr. Miller’s clinical background includes work in community agencies and private practice, primarily working with at-risk populations.  Dr. Miller specializes in applying principles of neurobiology within counseling to address a wide range of developmental and clinical concerns, including addiction, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal distress.  In collaboration with a team of scholars from across the United States, she helped develop a treatment manual for neuroscience-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (nCBT) and provided a grant-funded training to clinicians in Idaho.  Dr. Miller’s research interests include developing and evaluating neuroscience-informed interventions within school and addiction treatment settings

    Dr. Miller Licensed Professional Counselor and Assistant Professor and Addiction Program Coordinator for the Department of Counselor Education.  Dr. Miller’s clinical background includes work in community agencies and private practice, primarily working with at-risk populations.  Dr. Miller specializes in applying principles of neurobiology within counseling to address a wide range of developmental and clinical concerns, including addiction, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal distress.  In collaboration with a team of scholars from across the United States, she helped develop a treatment manual for neuroscience-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (nCBT) and provided a grant-funded training to clinicians in Idaho.  Dr. Miller’s research interests include developing and evaluating neuroscience-informed interventions within school and addiction treatment settings

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    Dr. Regina Moro

    Community and Legislative Liaison

    Dr. Regina Moro serves as the Community and Legislative Liaison for the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction.  In this role she seeks to establish and maintain relationships with community members, organizations, and legislative representatives to monitor and advocate for issues related to behavioral health.  She is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at Boise State, and received her PhD in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Dr. Moro is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (Idaho), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (North Carolina), and is a National Certified Counselor.  Her clinical passion involves work with crisis and trauma, including a focus on addiction with individuals and families.  

    Dr. Regina Moro serves as the Community and Legislative Liaison for the Institute for the Study of Behavioral Health and Addiction.  In this role she seeks to establish and maintain relationships with community members, organizations, and legislative representatives to monitor and advocate for issues related to behavioral health.  She is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at Boise State, and received her PhD in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Dr. Moro is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (Idaho), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (North Carolina), and is a National Certified Counselor.  Her clinical passion involves work with crisis and trauma, including a focus on addiction with individuals and families.  

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    Dr. Nathaniel Williams

    Research and Program Evaluation Coordinator

    Dr. Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho and Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Boise State University. He also serves as co-leader of the Methods Core in the University of Pennsylvania’s NIMH ALACRITY Center for the transformation of behavioral health services. His clinical experience includes individual and family counseling with children who experienced emotional and behavioral disorders and their families. Dr. Williams’ research focuses on strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices in mental health service systems, the relationship between organizational culture and climate and service effectiveness, and statistical methods for modeling data in multilevel implementation trials.

    Curriculum Vitae

    Dr. Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho and Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Boise State University. He also serves as co-leader of the Methods Core in the University of Pennsylvania’s NIMH ALACRITY Center for the transformation of behavioral health services. His clinical experience includes individual and family counseling with children who experienced emotional and behavioral disorders and their families. Dr. Williams’ research focuses on strategies to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices in mental health service systems, the relationship between organizational culture and climate and service effectiveness, and statistical methods for modeling data in multilevel implementation trials.

    Curriculum Vitae

Affiliated Faculty

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    Dr. Aida Midgett

    Department of Counselor Education

    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.

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