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The Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IDAMFC) is an organization that promotes excellence in the practice of family counseling by creating and disseminating first-class publications and media products, providing a forum for exploration of family-related issues, involving a diverse group of dedicated professionals in our activities, and emphasizing collaborative efforts.

IDAMFC NEWS

IDAMFC stands behind movements that promote equity and human rights. We emphatically believe Black Lives Matter. Please see our joint statement with IALGBTIC, IMHCA, IACES, and the ICA Human Rights Committee. 

If anyone is aware of resources for Black healing and liberation - particularly within the context of couples and families - to email them to IDAMFC, Jen Moore with IALGBTIC  or to ICA Executive Director Jacq Landa Herring.

Seeking Nominations 2020-2021

IDAMFC is looking for a President Elect for the 2020-2021 year. Nominations are now open and will close April 30. Voting will occur in May. To nominate yourself or someone else that you believe would be a great fit for our executive board, nominate them HERE. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about being President Elect, contact us at idamfcdivison@gmail.com

Recent Board Activity

Over the last several months, IDAMFC has established its executive board for the 2019-2020 year. We have had two official executive meetings beginning in January. To see our meeting minutes and check in with IDAMFC planning, you can view our minutes for January and February.

The ICA Public Policy & Legislation Committee hosted a legislative luncheon at the capitol in February. IDAMFC provided $250 to help cover costs and lead to a successful event. Treasurer, Dr. Steve Moody, was able to attend and talk to legislators on behalf of ICA and IDAMFC

We Need your Input!

We are in the process of preparing for the 2020-2021 training programming and we would love to hear from you. Is there someone you'd like to see speak in Idaho? Do you have training or expertise you'd like to share? Are there topics you think IDAMFC should cover and provide as a training? Please send information and suggestions to idamfcdivision@gmail.com


IDAMFC EVENTS

Upcoming events



JUNE 10, 2020 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Peer Consultation Groups sponsored by IDAMFC and IMHCA

      IDAMFC is now partnering with IMHCA to co-sponsor Peer Consultation Groups. These groups will now be open to both IMHCA and IDAMFC members at no cost and attendees are eligible to earn 1.5 CE’s. These groups are comprised of clinicians who meet to provide feedback and support as they discuss challenging cases, ethical dilemmas, professional issues, and the effects of work on their well-being. An IDAMFC member will be co-facilitating the groups to provide support and feedback for those needing support with relational, family, or systemic cases. To learn more about the peer consultation groups, click HERE. To register for an upcoming IMHCA/IDAMFC Peer Consultation Group, click HERE.



IDAMFC 2019-2020 Leadership

IDAMFC PRESIDENT JENNIFER LAMB


Jenny Lamb (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is the president of the Idaho Marriage and Family Counseling Association.

Jenny recently moved to Idaho from the Midwest. Jenny earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University in 2014. She currently runs her own independent practice in the Boise area, focusing on providing affirming and informed care to the LGBTQ community, including their partners and families. Jenny highly values the understanding and consistent use of systemic approaches to therapy, education, and community advocacy. Jenny hopes to continue using her professional career to advocate for justice, human rights, and removal of systemic barriers for all individuals and their families. In addition to counseling, Jenny is an approved supervisor for counselors and enjoys facilitating the growth and development of new therapists. Jenny also has experience providing education and trainings for mental health professionals, teachers, and physicians.

IDAMFC SECRETARY KRISTA DOUBLEDAY


Krista is our 2019-2021 Secretary and member of the bylaw committee for Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University and Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. Krista currently provides counseling services as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Remedy Counseling Center. Krista’s niche is working with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with trauma, anxiety, postpartum depression, and parenting stress. She has extensive experience in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and has sought additional training in multicultural and LGBTQ+ competency.

 Krista has a passion for facilitating advocacy efforts, community involvement, and professional development. Throughout the past seven years, she has worked within various sectors of the mental health field including counseling, case management, peer support, and community-based rehabilitation. Krista has volunteered for the Idaho Counseling Association conference committee for several years. She was an active member of Chi Sigma Iota during her time at Idaho State University and served as a founding member as well as Secretary/Treasurer of Eastern Oregon University’s Psychology Club. Krista is excited to be a part of the IDAMFC leadership team and looks forward to continuing to aid in the organization’s professional expansion.

IDAMFC MEMBERSHIP CHAIR CAROLINE BROWN


Caroline Brown, she/her/hers

Caroline is currently a 1st year master student in the counseling program at Idaho State University, studying Marriage, Family, and Couple counseling. Graduating with honors Caroline received her bachelor’s degree at Utah State University majoring in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. In her time at USU she was a member of Psi Chi, Marriage Family Therapy club, and assisted in the research and publication of “Advice in Sport Project” in the Families in Sport Lab. Caroline is passionate about the systemic cycles that influence individuals, families, and community members. In recognizing that the wellness model is tied to an array of areas she hopes to combine counseling, nutrition, and physical fitness in addiction counseling and recreational therapy. In the future she plans to develop community programs to support adolescents, young adults, and adults to connect and build a strong community system.

 Caroline is excited to be a part of the IDAMFC team. As membership chair Caroline hopes to increase involvement and help raise awareness of the many opportunities that IDAMFC has to offer for students, counseling professionals, and the community.

 

IDAMFC TREASURER STEVEN MOODY


Steve Moody is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University and has been a Professional Counselor since 2007.  He completed his doctoral work in 2012 and has been teaching for the past seven years.  In addition to his work in counselor education, he continues to consult and see clients on a part-time basis.  Steve has enjoyed his service positions in Idaho as it has provided avenues to meet counselors from around the state.  His primary focus over the past several years has been to engage with those across the state and he hopes to build collaborations that will strengthen our profession and serve the diverse needs within the state.      

IDAMFC MARKETING & NEWSLETTER CHAIR LIZ VERONA


Liz Verona has a degree in Marketing, and she will be done with her MS in MCFC this May 2020 with an emphasis in Trauma, Grief and Crisis, and an emphasis is Play Therapy.

Liz is currently a master student in the counseling program at Northwest Nazarene University. She got the degree of bachelor of science in Marketing at Technological university of Mexico. Graduating as one of the three top students of her generation. Throughout her life she has worked with children's institutions in different areas and in different countries. Liz is genuinely interested in the family system, body connection, and the relationship between depression and nutrients. Her hobbies are dancing, cooking, and family.

Liz is exited about being part of the IDAMFC team. She hopes to support families, professionals, and the community with her work at the IDAMFC.








          


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