- Masters in Counseling
- Master in Counseling - K-12 Emphasis
- Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
- Rural Psychology and Integrated Care
Karin Walton, Ph.D; LAC; LPCC
I have been an adjunct professor at UND since 1997 and am currently an Assistant Professor of the Counseling Master’s Program. Since 2015 I have been the Clinic Director of Northern Lights Behavioral Health Center (the student training clinic) within the Department. I enjoy being part of the UND community and love teaching and providing supervision to students.
I am North Dakota born and raised. I love the Grand Forks community and have lived here since 1982. Due to life circumstances, I attended UND and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Chemical Use/Abuse, a Master’s degree in Counseling with a focus on Substance Abuse and Treatment, and lastly a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership after having worked clinically in the mental health and addiction fields for 12 years.
Professional Licensures and Certification include:
- Licensed Addiction Counselor (North Dakota License #1335)
- Certified Addiction Counselor Clinical Supervisor (since July 15, 1993)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (North Dakota License #29-3-8-91)
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (North Dakota License #29-3-8-91)
I stay active in my profession through membership of North Dakota Addiction Counselors Association, a member of the Treatment Providers Coalition for selection of Addiction Counseling Interns Red River Consortium, and a member of the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, serving on the Ethics Committee.
A “Fun Fact” about me is that I am a fan of all things herbal, natural and oily so I hold licensure/certification as:
- Certified Aromatherapist
- Licensed Spiritual Healer
- Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist
My role at UND is clinically based versus research based. I have 25 years of clinical experience working with clients in treatment modalities of individual, group, family and couples with a focus on addiction, co-dependency, and mental health concerns. My clinical background and experience is a supplement to my clinical role at UND as I continue to see clients in a private practice setting.
As Clinic Director of Northern Lights Behavioral Health Center, I supervise Doctoral and Master Students at Northern Lights, counseling individuals and groups in matters of personal growth and development. Additionally, I provide direction in crisis counseling, consultation/intervention services, and supervise master’s level interns/trainees each semester.
I teach department courses related to addiction, counseling and practicum experience. The courses I teach include:
RHS 200 – Helping Skills in Community Services (3 cr)
COUN 580 - Master’s Practicum (2 cr) All Semesters
COUN 590 – Problems in Counseling (1 cr) All Semesters
COUN 529 – Dynamics of Addiction (3 cr)