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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.

Contact Information
Office: Education Building 430
Phone: 208-426-2646
Email: dianadoumas@boisestate.edu
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 Dr. Susan EspDr. 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.

Contact Information
Office: Education 717A
Phone: 208-426-3970
Email: susanesp@boisestate.edu
Vitae of Dr. Susan Esp
 
 

Dr. MillerDr. 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.

Contact Information
Office: Education Building 434
Phone: 208-426-1307
Email: raissamiller@boisestate.edu
Vitae of Dr. Raissa Miller
 
 

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
Email: reginamoro@boisestate.edu
Vitae of Dr. Regina Moro
 

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
Email: AidaMidgett@boisestate.edu
Vitae of Dr. Aida Midgett
 

Professional Staff

Leah Kalk – Director, Idaho RADAR Center

Information coming soon!

Contact Information
Office: CA 100
Phone: 208-426-4105
Email: leahkalk@boisestate.edu
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