Counselor Ed faculty and staff

Mark Manzanares – Chair*

Mark Manzanares
Email: markmanzanares@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Education and Human Resources Studies, Colorado State University
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Adams State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Adams State University

Areas of Interest
Parenting Training; “Millennial” generation issues; Adult Learning Theory and Technology in Counselor Education

Certifications 
Becoming a Love and Logic, Instructor Training


Cheri Meder*

Director, Online Programs

Cheri Meder
Email: cmeder@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and
    Supervision, Regent University
  • M.A., Counseling: School Counseling, Adams
    State University
  • B.A., Sociology and Psychology, Western
    State College of Colorado

Areas of Interest
Professional school counseling; online counselor education
and pedagogical practices; play/filial therapy; counseling assessment;
legal/ethical issues in professional school counseling; ASCA RAMP
certification; counseling adolescents; and sex offender assessment.

Certifications
Licensed Professional School Counselor (CO); Licensed
Professional Counselor Candidate (CO); National Certified School Counselor;
National Certified Counselor


Shelly Polzin

Clinical Coordinator

Shelly Polzin
Email: counseloredcc@adams.edu
Phone: 719-587-7607

Please contact with questions regarding

  • ASU Clinical Manual
  • Practicum/Internship requirements
  • training for site supervisors
  • due dates for Practicum and Internship

Carol Fell

Counselor Education Coordinator for Budget and Special Events

Carol Fell
Email: carolfell@adams.edu
Phone: 719-587-7626

Please contact with questions about

  • travel
  • general admissions
  • special events counselor education
  • on campus counselor education program

Melissa Moeller

Academic Advisor, Online Program

Melissa Moeller
Email: mmoeller@adams.edu
Phone: 719-587-8255

Please contact with questions regarding

  • course/degree progression
  • class schedule
  • plan of study
  • intent to graduate forms/questions prior to graduation
  • specific week changes for the summer intensives

Lynn Crowder

Counselor Ed Coordinator – Operations & PhD Assistant
Please contact for department syllabi

Email: ceonline@adams.edu
Phone: 719-587-8138

Please contact with questions regarding

  • technology (Media Space, videos, etc)
  • Summer Intensives
  • admissions questions
  • departmental syllabi
  • PhD admissions
  • PhD questions

Courtney Allen*

Courtney Allen
Email: courtneyallen@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Counseling and Counselor Education, University of Florida
  • Ed.S., School Counseling and Guidance, University of Florida
  • M.Ed., School Counseling and Guidance, University of Florida
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Florida

Areas of Interest
Counselor development, Counseling theories, Research in school counseling,
Counseling children and adolescents, Substance abuse counseling, Pedagogical practices, Qualitative research, Counselor supervision

Certifications
National Certified Counseling (NCC)
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern (Florida)


Don Basse*

Clinical Faculty
Don Basse

Email: dtbasse@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education, University
    of Arkansas
  • M.S.E., History,
    Ouachita Baptist University
  • B.A., Psychology,
    Henderson State University

Areas of Interest
Gender
Issues; Systems Theory

Certifications
Licensed
Professional Counselor (CO)


Laura Bruneau*

Laura Bruneau
Email: lbruneau@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and
    Supervision, Kent State University
  • M.Ed., Community
    Counseling, Kent State University
  • B.A., Psychology,
    Miami University

Areas of Interest
Creativity in counseling; therapeutic reading; Animal
assisted therapy; Counseling theory; Diagnosis; Women’s issues; Counseling children

Certifications
Previously licensed as a Professional Counselor (Ohio and
Colorado); Registered Pet Partners Team; Registered Reading Education
Assistance Dog Team


Joel Givens*

Joel Givens
Email: joelgivens@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education &
    Supervision, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A., Psychology,
    Duquesne University
  • B.A.,
    Psychology/Philosophy, Wheaton College

Areas of Interest
Philosophical approaches to counseling; Postmodernism and
counseling; Hermeneutic Phenomenology; Deconstruction; Qualitative Research;
Gerontology; Crisis and trauma counseling

Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (CO)


Christina Harrell*

Instructor

Christina Harrell
Email: charrell@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Adams State University

B.A., Business Administration, Adams State University

Areas of Interest

Mindfulness & psychotherapy; Play therapy; Child and Adolescent issues; Diversity and Millennial students; Professional counselor identity development; Multicultural competencies; Creativity in counseling; Grief and loss

Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (CO); National Certified Counselor


Janessa Henninger*

Janessa Henninger
Email: janessahenninger@adams.edu

Degrees awarded

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision,
    University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A. Clinical Counseling, University of Northern
    Colorado
  • B.S. Psychology, College of Charleston

Areas of Interest
Child Maltreatment, Crisis
education, pedagogy, play therapy, Supervision, Crisis and Trauma counseling,
Research methods, Parenting

Certifications
Registered psychotherapist


Angel Knoverek*

Angel Knoverek
Email: aknoverek@adams.edu

Degrees awarded:

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, Regent University
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Benedictine University
  • B.S., Psychology & B.A., English, Culver-Stockton College

Areas of Interest:
Childhood Trauma, Complex Trauma, Child Maltreatment, Adult Survivors of Trauma, Program Evaluation, Implementation Science, Evidence-based Practices and Interventions, Clinical Mental Health Services in Schools, Clinical Supervision, Counselor Continuing Education

Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL); Master Trainer in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS); Master Trainer in Psychological First Aid (PFA)


Sherie Malcom*

Sherie Malcom
Email: sheriemalcom@adams.edu

Degrees awarded:

  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP accredited), Regent University
  • M.S., Professional Counseling (CACREP accredited), Georgia State University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Georgia

Areas of Interest:
Counselor Supervision and Development, Crisis and Trauma Counseling (EMDR Therapy), Nature-based therapy, Yoga Therapy, Parenting and Sexual Education of Children

Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, Certified Anger Management Specialist


Theresa O’Halloran*

Theresa O'Halloran

Email: tmohalloran@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ed.D. Counselor Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.C. Counseling, Arizona State University
  • B.S. Communication, Arizona State University

Areas of Interest

Mindfulness in counseling practice; Meditation and MBSR; Stress management; Treatment of anxiety; Anxiety in counselor training; and Counselor Development.

Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (CO); Licensed Addiction Counselor (CO); Master Addiction Counselor (NAADAC); Licensed Independent Mental Health Counselor (NE); Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher; Certified EMDR practitioner


Blaine Reilly

Academic Advisor for online campus
Blaine Reilly

Email:  blainereilly@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded:

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University
  • M.Coun., Marital, Couple, and Family, Idaho State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Gonzaga University

Areas of Interest

Counselor skills training (prepracticum), Live Supervision, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, HeartMath, Group Counseling, Phenomenological research, Experiential Learning Theory, Gestalt Therapy

Certifications

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NM)


Neil Rigsbee*

Neil Rigsbee
Email: neilrigsbee@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of New Mexico
  • M.A., Counseling, Webster University
  • B.A., Psychology, College of Santa Fe

Areas of Interest

Quantitative research methods in counseling; Online suicide assessment training; Veterans issues; Community mental health.

Certifications

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NM)


Jared Thiemann*

Jared Thiemann
Email: jthiemann@adams.edu

Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and
    Counseling, Idaho State University
  • M.Coun, Marital, Couple,
    and Family Counseling, Idaho State University
  • B.A., General
    Studies, Idaho State University

Areas of Interest 
Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling;
Counseling Adolescents; Group Counseling; Treatment of Sexual Offenders;
Existential Counseling; Technology and Counseling.

Certifications 
Licensed Professional Counselor (CO); National Certified
Counselor (NCC)