Anthony is a third year doctoral student at the University of North Dakota. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota Morris and a master's degree in school counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Anthony completed his master's internship working as a school therapist in the Mahnomen Public School system in Mahnomen, MN. Anthony is a descendant of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and was born and raised on the White Earth Indian Reservation, a rural community located in the northwest region of Minnesota, where he plans to return and work as a psychologist after completing his training. He is currently completing his doctoral practicum placement at White Earth Indian Health Services located on the White Earth Indian Reservation, where he is focusing on clinical assessment and individual therapy. In addition to his studies and practicum experience, Anthony has also been actively involved as a trainee/research assistant with the RPIC grant.
Courtney is a second year Ph.D student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of North Dakota. She was born and raised in an urban area in northeast Iowa. While she grew up in a metropolitan area, she experienced firsthand the limited resources in rural areas, often volunteering to provide various services in neighboring rural cities. Courtney completed her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She completed her master's level practicum at a small private practice in Cedar Falls, where she worked with adolescents and performed mental status exams with individuals applying for Supplemental Security Income for the state of Iowa.
Courtney is currently working as a psychological intern at First Care Health Center, a rural hospital located in Park River, North Dakota. Her work up there includes seeing a wide array of clients with varying concerns, as well as developing a grief group for school age children in the area.
After working in Park River, Courtney's interest in rural settings and her concern for the lack of mental health resources increased. Her focused interests include stigma related to mental health care (both within the medical field and the within the community) as well as the collaborative nature of integrated rural health care settings and improving the working alliance between professionals. She is excited to be a part of this experience, and is committed to provide the best service to those individuals who are lacking resources and services to meet their mental health needs.
Erin is a second year doctoral student at the University of North Dakota. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and her master's degree in counseling from the University of North Dakota. Erin completed her master's internship at the Conflict Resolution Center at UND and is currently completing her doctoral practicum placement at Valley Community Health Centers in Northwood and Larimore, ND. Erin has also worked as an in-home family counselor in rural, northern Minnesota. She is interested in learning about the unique strengths and challenges of individuals from rural areas as well as learning various ways to utilize strengths and deal with the challenges that folks from rural areas face. After concluding her training at UND, she would like to complete her internship and subsequent clinical work at a rural, integrated health care setting.
Kipp is a fourth year Advanced Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Dakota. Growing up in the Rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a low-income family is something that never truly left him. Kipp is passionate about his work with individuals from rural areas, specifically those with limited access to resources. In the past he has worked as a community counselor at The Village Family Services in Grand Forks, ND as an in-home family therapist. He then worked at the University Counseling Center at the University of North Dakota where he served students from local rural areas as well as from around the country and international students. He is currently working at First Care Medical Center in Park River, ND and absolutely loves his experience of working in a rural integrated health care setting.
Lindsay is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services. She obtained a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology from the College of St. Schoalstica in Duluth, MN. She will obtain her M.A. in Community Counseling at the University of North Dakota (UND) in May 2012. Lindsay is originally from Hibbing, MN, a rural community located in the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota. She plans on returning to a rural area to practice after obtaining her doctorate and licensure. Thus far in her training, Lindsay has received clinical experience at the Community Counseling Practicum Clinic at UND, where she provided counseling services to UND students and Grand Forks community members. Lindsay is currently a counseling intern at the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), serving individuals and families in Grand Forks and surrounding rural areas whose lives have been impacted by relationship violence.
Melissa is a first year direct admit doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. She completed her undergraduate work in psychology at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN with a minor in American Sign Language. Prior to her arrival at UND, she completed graduate work at Antioch University. Melissa grew up the rural community of Wadena, MN which piqued her interest in rural psychology. She cited her passion for rural psychology, specificly disaster related mental health, resulted from experiencing a tornado in home community. She plans on pursuing rural integrated care settings in future practicum and internship placements. Currently, Melissa is working as a trainee for the RPIC grant.
Paul is a Counseling Psychology first year PhD student at the University of North Dakota. He received his Master's Degree from Indiana University in counseling and education psychology. His research interests include rural issues in counseling with American Indian populations, GLBT counseling issues in rural settings, and training and supervision for multicultural competence in rural settings. He completed his Masters practicum and internship at the GLBT Student Support Services Office at Indiana University- Bloomington. He is a student member of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Issues in Counseling, Counselors for Social Justice, and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. He also serves as the website assistant for the communications officer of the prevention section of APA Division 17.
Sinead is currently completing her Master's internship at the University of North Dakota in the University Counseling Center. Working with a variety of clients at UCC, Sinead is recognizing the barriers that clients from minority populations have encountered living in a relatively homogenous town of Grand Forks. Last summer, she completed her Master's practicum at a rural setting in Northwood, ND. This was an exciting undertaking as she and her fellow colleagues were the first students of their kind to provide addiction counseling services for the region. Completing her Master's degree with an addiction emphasis, Sinead has always had a passion for working with the addiction population as she recognizes that there is a significant need for more professionals in this area, especially in rural areas. Enrolled in the PhD Counseling Psychology program at the University of North Dakota, Sinead is specializing in rural health and integrated health care in her studies. In addition to her studies and internship experience, she has also been actively involved as a trainee/research assistant with the RPIC grant. Completing a comprehensive manual to assist professionals for working in an interdisciplinary field, she compared and contrasted ethical codes across health professions to assist professionals in understanding how to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting. In the future, Sinead plans to work as a psychologist in an integrated health care setting and continue conducting research involving addictions and rural health, while reducing stigma and barriers for individuals accessing mental health services.