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Dr. Diana Doumas Dr. Diana Doumas – Director

Dr. Doumas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, a Licensed Psychologist in Idaho and California, and a 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.

Contact Information
Office: Education Building 430
Phone: 208-426-2646
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 Dr. Susan EspDr. Susan Esp – 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.

Contact Information
Office: Education 717A
Phone: 208-426-3970
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Dr. MillerDr. Raissa Miller – Research and Program Evaluation 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.

Contact Information
Office: Education Building 434
Phone: 208-426-1307
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Regina MoroDr. 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.  

Contact Information
Office: Education Building 431
Phone: 208-426-3204
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Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Aida Midgett PhotoDr. 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.

Contact Information
Office: Education Building 432
Phone: 208-426-1214
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Professional Staff

Dan Arnold, Idaho RADAR DirectorDan Arnold – Director, Idaho RADAR Center

Dan Arnold has been the director of the Idaho Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center at Boise State University since July of 2018.  The mission of the center is to provide free resources to professionals and concerned community members from the State of Idaho for prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders/addiction, along with other behavioral health issues.  Dan is a graduate of the Counselor Education master’s program at Boise State University, has earned credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor, and also earned a graduate certificate from Boise State University in addiction studies.  He also serves as Affiliated Graduate Faculty in the Counselor Education program, teaching in the addiction cognate.  Dan brings his experience as a counselor in residential substance abuse treatment using evidence-based treatment modalities to the RADAR Center, and combines that knowledge with his passion and commitment toward increasing public awareness of addiction, especially related to reducing stigma surrounding addiction and other behavioral and mental health disorders.

Contact Information
Office: CA 100
Phone: 208-426-4105
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