The Counseling & Testing Center's (CTC) staff of psychologists and supervised doctoral interns and graduate students offers students a wide range of counseling services, resources and referrals.
Schedule an Appointment
Schedule an appointment by calling (208) 885-6716.
The CTC is located in Mary E. Forney Hall Room 306. Get directions »
The CTC is committed to offering services that are inclusive and respectful of all students, regardless of race and/or ethnicity, sex, color, religion, spirituality, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability or veteran status.
Crisis Intervention | Call (208) 885-6716
Same-day appointments are available during normal business hours for students experiencing a crisis. Crisis telephone counseling is available after hours and on weekends 365 days a year.
Many students experience difficulties including stress, depression, anxiety and relationship problems during their college years and find it's helpful to discuss concerns with a counselor. The CTC offers short-term counseling based on a brief treatment model to help students learn new skills to deal more effectively with problems interfering with their personal well-being and academic goals.
Undergraduate students enrolled in four or more credits are eligible for counseling, psychiatric services and psychoeducational assessment services. Students who do not meet the credit-hour requirements and prospective students are eligible for limited services.
Part-time graduate students completing research are eligible for services on a case-by-case basis.
Counseling services are free. A fee is charged for psychiatric and psychoeducational assessments and to cover the cost of some assessment services.
Yes. Counseling sessions are confidential.
Information cannot be released to anyone outside the CTC unless authorized by the student, faculty or staff member, or required by law. Idaho state law requires psychologists and graduate intern and practicum students to report limited information if there is reasonable suspicion that a minor, handicapped or elderly person is being abused, or if a person presents a serious danger of harming themselves or others.
Initial screening sessions usually last about 30 minutes. Individual appointments usually last 50 minutes.
Individual counseling is offered for students with personal concerns such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, suicidal thoughts or difficulties adjusting to college life
Career counseling is also available.
The demands of college can place strain on relationships. Counseling is available for couples who are experiencing difficulties or wish to improve the quality of their relationship. At least one member of the couple must be a student.
There are currently eight full-time psychologists at the CTC. Additional staff includes two prevention specialists, a post-doctoral resident, four doctoral interns, eight doctoral-level practicum students, two administrative assistants and several part-time testing assistants.
CTC faculty supervisors practice from a variety of theoretical orientations including interpersonal, humanistic-existential, psychodynamic, feminist and cognitive-behavioral. Multicultural and developmental theory is interwoven into all of these orientations.
Joan Pulakos, Ph.D.
Koun Eum, Ph.D.
Sharon Fritz, Ph.D.
Brian Hopper, Psy.D.
Martha Kitzrow, Ph.D.
Chuck Morrison, Ph.D.
Steve Saladin, Ph.D.
Radhika Sehgal, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Dawn Bates, M.A.
Doctoral Psychology Interns
Valerie Hewell, M.S.
Kevin McDunn, M.A.
Jens Uhder, M.S.
Charles Zimmerman, M.A.
Doctoral Practicum Students — Counseling
Blanca Caro, M.A.
Katie Eichner, M.S.
Nahal Kaivan, M.A.
Sarah Sevedge, M.A.
Ghynecee Temple, M.A.
Doctoral Practicum Students — Assessment
Nahal Kaivan, M.A.
Lindsey Marco, B.A.
Samantha Munson, B.S.
Laura Preciado, M.A.
Sarah Sevedge, M.A.
Psychiatry Services at the Student Health Clinic
William A. Cone, M.D.
Brian Dulin, M.A.
Kayla Burke, B.S.
Jenn Urhausen, B.S.