Idaho Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
Interest Session Descriptions
The Answers Are Within – But What Are The Questions, A Spiritual Self-Exploratory Life Mission Pilot - Stephanie Alvarez, LMFT, LPC, NCC - 1.5 Clock Hours
Ethical Considerations while Integrating Spirituality into the Counseling Session - Heather Tustison, LCPC, NCC - 3.0 Clock Hours
Using Art Therapy to Create a Safe Place for a Gestalt Journey - Heather Tustison, LCPC, NCC - 3.0 Clock Hours
Poetry and Journaling as a Creative Tool for Greater Awareness - Heather Tustison, LCPC, NCC - 1.5 Clock Hours
Lianna Erickson-Trembath, LCPC, ACADC
Heather Tustison, LCPC, NCC
While counseling is her main passion, leadership and service to her profession is another. She trains regularly on Leadership Development skills and mentors fellow counseling organizations on a national level. Heather has served Idaho Counselors proudly over the last 14 years with the Idaho Counseling Association, served two years as the Idaho Counseling Association President, served as ACA Western Region Chair, ACA Branch Development Committee, and is Past-President of the Idaho Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.
Sharon Hammer, JD, MPA, LPC and RYT 500
Sharon is in private counseling practice where she integrates mindfulness into talk therapy and when useful educates the client on the physical and psychological effects of distressing events and trauma in our lives. Sharon works with clients to recognize challenges in life and to take a wider perspective, view opportunities for growth, celebrate accomplishments and develop an authentic feeling of self-compassion. Through these tools’ clients can experience, some for the very first time in their lives, a sense of empowerment and the ability to overcome obstacles to improve their lives.
Stephanie Alvarez, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Growing up in a family of addictions, trauma and crisis, this is her specialty areas. Thus her involvement in KAD (Kuna Against Drugs) coalition, President. She is Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society and Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Counseling. She strives to make a difference in communities, utilizing Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system model.
She continually strives towards self-improvement, seeing that as the basis for personal and professional integrity. To provide an opportunity for self-reflection on one’s own values and beliefs in this busy profession we have chosen. To have “entertaining thoughts” on a personal level, utilizing fables, discussions, and self-assessment tools for the person of the counselor.