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Arkansas Board of
Examiners in Counseling

101 East Capitol, Suite 202
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Office: 501-683-5800
Fax: 501-683-6349

July 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

July 14 & 15, 2017

 

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

101 East Capitol, Suite 202

Little Rock, AR  72201

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

 

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

 

The Arkansas Board of Examiners convened at their Office with Chair, Ms.. Lenora Erickson, presiding.  Board business and Oral Examinations were conducted as per the established agenda (Appended).

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:      Ms. Lenora Erickson, Mr. Robbie Cline, Rev. Dr. Rick Grace, Ms. Tina J. Livingston, Ms. Cheryl Edwards

                                               

MEMBERS ABSENT:        Ms. Clementine Kelley, Dr. Charmaine Caldwell

 

OTHERS PRESENT:         Ms. Sarah Wright, Ms. Kim Pickett, Ms. Deneshia Morgan

 

OBSERVERS:                      16 Guests

 

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

 

The Arkansas Board of Examiners convened at their Office with Chair, Ms. Lenora Erickson, presiding.  Board business and Oral Examinations were conducted as per the established agenda (Appended).

 

 

Agenda

 

8:30                AM         Arrival / Breakfast / Overview of Agenda

 

9:00                AM         Joseph Bocage Few               #6089                    LAC

 

9:00                 AM         Mollie Vawie                         #6409                    LAC

 

9:45                AM         Sarah Lowery                         #6301                    LAC

 

9:45                AM         Robyn Lynch                         #6308                    LAC       

 

10:30              AM         Daniel Cummins                  #6313                    LAC

 

10:30              AM         Gina Brewer                          #6331                    LAC

 

11:15              AM         Jason Waller                          #6336                    LAC

 

11:15              AM         Courtnie  Ortiz                     #6352                    LAC

 

12:00              PM          Lunch

 

1:00                PM          Kendra Hughes                     #6265                    LAMFT / LAC    

 

1:00                PM          Christine Dickson                #6355                    LAC

 

1:45:               PM          Kristi Welch                          #6365                    LAMFT / LAC

 

1:45                PM          Erin Boydston                       #6335                    LAC

       

2:30                PM          Shanita Gibson                     #6368                    LAC

 

2:30                PM          Carly Frix-Rhyne                  #6369                    LAC

 

3:15                PM          Henry Heidelberger              #6359                    LAMFT

 

3:15                PM          Jessica Serio                           #6381                    LAC

 

4:00                PM          Robert Walton                     #6404                    LPC                        Full Board

 

6:00                PM          Session Closes

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 

 

The Arkansas Board of Examiners convened at their Office with Chair, Ms. Lenora Erickson, presiding.  Board business and Oral Examinations were conducted as per the established agenda (Appended).

 

 

Agenda

 

8:30                        AM         Arrival,

               

9:00                        AM         Charlie Simpson                   #5080                    Supervision Spec.

 

9:45                        AM         Jennifer Eley                          #4055                    Supervision Spec.

 

10:30                      AM         Cheryl Goodheart                #1281                    TA Second Interview

 

10:30                      AM         Carol Heavin                         #6143                    LAC Second Interview

 

11:15                      AM         William Lackey                     #6112                    LAC Second Interview

 

11:15                      AM         Shontrice Quinn                   #6251                    LAC Second Interview

 

12:00                      PM          Lunch

 

1:00                        PM          Board Business Meeting

 

3:30                        PM          Board Adjourns

 

 

 

 

 

General Business Items

  1. Shared information about the required Audit prior to the ED’s departure from office.
  2. Discussed progress on Jurisprudence Exam which is nearing completion. Info was discussed about how out of state licensees will take the jurisprudence exam if it is attached to the NCE for new licensees. A request was made to discuss this with CCE’s administrator at the conference in August.
  3. Board agreed to provide a Consent Order on the appeal of Ayshia Miller to obtain her license to practice contingent on meeting the board’s request in the consent order. Presented info on Ms. Brayboy completing the board’s requirement of paying a fine and which fulfilled the board’s order pertaining to the complaint filed.
  4. Shared the need to increase the number of groups that interview candidates because of the wait list of candidates. The ED reviewed the past candidates over the last three months and the average conversion time from application to scheduling oral exam was 6 months. The new application monthly total is 35-38 applicants and the board’s current procedure of using 2 groups (17-18 oral exams) needs to be adjusted in order to serve the candidates. The strategy and new procedures will begin next Month at the August meeting. The ED will evaluate the effect of the strategy over the course of the next few board meetings to determine the effectiveness of the process.
  5. Governor’s office has selected board member replacements for all board vacancies and awaiting the responses of the selected candidates. This will give the board its full nine members which will be timely concerning the new procedures.  The Ed acknowledged the strain and stress on the board members who have maintained the functions of the board during the past several months. The board expressed its gratitude and relief that the Governor’s office has announced the appointments to the board office.

 

 

Motions

 

Motion 1:      Move to approve the July, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                        Moved by:             Rick Grace

                        Seconded by:        Lenora Erickson

                        Vote:                      Passed unanimously

 

Motion 2:      Move to approve the July, 2017 Treasurer’s Report.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 3:      Move to approve Julie Kramer, #6022, for the School Counseling Specialization.

 

Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

Seconded by:        Rick Grace

Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 4:      Move to approve Shannon Overcash, #6118, for the EMDR Specialization.

Moved by:             Justin Moore

Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

Vote:                      Passed 6, Recuse 1

 

Motion 5:      Move to approve Melissa Garner, #4024, for Non-Practicing status due to health issues.

 

                        Moved by:             Rick Grace

                        Seconded by:        Tina Livingston

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 6:      Move to approve Debra Webb, #1883, for Non-Practicing status due to medical issues.

 

                        Moved by:             Rick Grace

                        Seconded by:        Cheryl Edwards

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 7:      Move to approve Bill Stanford,#5840, for Non-Practicing status due to move to Georgia for Doctoral Studies.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 8:      Move to approve Mark Vaughn, #6125, a Certificate of Registration for Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center.

 

                        Moved by;             Tina Livingston

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 9:      Move to approve Nena Burnette, #2339, a Certificate of Registration for Families Incorporated.

 

                        Moved by:             Rick Grace

                        Seconded by:        Tina Livingston

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 10:    Move to approve Dan Holmes, #1623, a Certificate of Registration for Lighthouse Counseling Center.

 

                        Moved by;             Tina Livingston   

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 11:    Move to approve Dr. Clark Milligan, #1039,  a Certificate of Registration for Clinical & Community Psychology and Counseling, P.A.

 

                        Moved by:             Tina Livingston

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 12:    Move to approve Lori Chalmers, #2352,  a Certificate of Registration for Chalmers Counseling Services, LLC.

 

                        Moved by:             Rick Grace

                        Seconded by:        Tina Livingston

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 13:    Move to approve Theresa Driver, # 3065, a Certificate of Registration for Caring Canine: Animal Assisted Play Therapy, LLC.

 

                        Moved by:             Tina Livingston

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 14:    Move to grant Erin Boydston, #6335, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

 

 

                        Move by:                Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 15:    Move to grant Courtnie Ortiz, #6352, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 16:    Move to grant Christine Dickson, #6355, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbi Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 17:    Move to grant Carly Frix-Rhyne, #6369, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 18:    Move to grant Sarah Lowery, #6301, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 19:    Move to grant Jason Waller, #6336, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 20:    Move to grant Daniel Cummins, #6313, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice.

 

                        Moved by:             Rick Grace

                        Seconded by:        Cheryl Edwards

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 21:    Move to grant Joseph Few, #6089, the LPC by Endorsement (LPC, Colorado) with revised statement of intent.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 22:    Move to grant Robert Walton, #6404, the LPC by Endorsement and review the Code of Ethics about social media, gifts, and ethical dilemmas.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 23:    Move to grant Gina Brewer, #6331, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review privilege communication during the first 6 months of supervision.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 24:    Move to grant Molly Vawie, #6409, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review non-professional interactions and ethical dilemmas during the first 6 months of supervision.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                                Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 25:    Move to grant Jessica Serio, #6381, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review privilege communication during the first 6 months of supervision.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 26:    Move to grant Shanita Gibson, #6368, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review privilege communication and supervision requirements during the first 6 months of supervision.

 

                        Moved by:             Cheryl Edwards

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 27:    Move to grant Henry Heidelberger, #6359, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review AAMFT Ethical Code during the first 6 months of supervision.

 

                        Moved by:             Cheryl Edwards

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 28:    Move to grant Kristi Welch, #6365, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review both ACA & AAMFT Code of Ethics during the first yeaar of supervision.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 29:    Move to grant Jennifer Eley, #4055, the Technology-Assisted Counseling and Supervision Specialization.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 30:    Move to grant Charlie Simpson, #5080, the Technology-Assisted Counseling and Supervision Specialization and revised statement of intent.

 

                        Moved by:             Robbie Cline

                        Seconded by:        Lenora Erickson

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 31:    Move to grant Cheryl Goodheart, #1281, the Technology-Assisted Counseling and Supervision Specialization and revised statement of intent.

 

                        Moved by:             John Carmack Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 32:    Move to grant Shontrice Quinn, #6251, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review ethical dilemmas and privilege communication during the first 6 months of supervision and submit a revised statement of intent.

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                        Moved by:             Tina Livingston

                        Seconded by:        Rick Grace

                        Vote:                      Passed Unanimously

 

Motion 33:    Move to grant William Lackey, #6112, the LAC with 3000 CCH of supervised practice with the stipulations to review privilege communication, non-professional interactions, and supervision requirements during the first 6 months of supervision. Grant the Mediation Specialization.

 

                        Moved by:             Lenora Erickson

                        Seconded by:        Robbie Cline

 

**The July and August Licensing Reports will be submitted in the August board meeting.

ALL MOTIONS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

Board Approved:

 

 

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