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Faculty & Staff

Current faculty

Lisa Aasheim, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, ACS, Oregon State University
Office: FAB 250F
Phone: 503-725-4523
Appointments: 503-725-4523

Lisa Aasheim, PhD, NCC, ACS, associate professor, has been the Director of the Community Counseling Clinic at Portland State University since 2005 and the School Counseling Program Coordinator since 2006. She is also a member of the Graduate Certificate in Addictions faculty. Dr. Aasheim teaches school, community, marriage and family therapy, general counseling and addictions courses. She completed her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specific interest in clinical supervision in agency settings. Prior to her doctoral work, she specialized in working with couples and families with addictions. Currently, she maintains a private practice where she offers counseling, clinical supervision, and agency consultation. Her research and scholarly interests include clinical supervision, counselor development and skills training, countertransference in the helping processes, and reflective practice.

Tina Anctil, PhD, LPC, CRC, The University of Wisconsin–Madison
Office: FAB 250G
Phone: 503-725-9886
Appointments: 503-725-4619

Tina Anctil, PhD, is a tenured associate professor and department chair of the Counselor Education Department. Tina is also the coordinator of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed professional counselor in Oregon. Dr. Anctil has a private practice where she works with people with disabilities providing mental health and career counseling. Her research interests include career counseling across the lifespan for vulnerable populations.

Susan Halverson-Westerberg, PhD, College of William & Mary
Office: FAB 250C
Phone: 503-725-8106
Appointments: 503-725-4619

Susan Halverson-Westerberg, PhD, is an associate professor in the Counseling department and the coordinator of the Marital, Couple, and Family Program. Dr. Halverson-Westerberg received her Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was the director of the New Horizons Family Counseling Clinic. She has had a variety of counseling experiences including professional, couples, marriage and family, and school counseling. Her research interests include counselor development and collaboration between school and family systems.

Kimberly Hattig, MS, CRC, Portland State University
Office: FAB 250D
Phone: 503-725-4694
Appointments: 503-725-4694

Kimberly Hattig, MS, CRC, is the practicum and internship coordinator in the Counselor Education Department. She teaches internship sections, providing internship site visits for the CMH, MCF, and CLRC programs. She provides placement assistance for internships and develops internship sites in the Portland area. She is a member of the Oregon Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and is certified as a rehabilitation counselor.

Kimberly Jayne, PhD, University of North Texas
Office: FAB 250H
Phone: 503-725-4651
Appointments: 503-725-4651

Kimberly Jayne, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT, is an assistant professor of counselor education and the school counseling program coordinator. She graduated with her PhD in counseling from the University of North Texas and specializes in child and adolescent counseling, school counseling, and play therapy. Kimberly has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in school and clinical settings and actively researches developmentally responsive counseling interventions for children and adolescents. She is passionate about developing effective, empirically supported counseling interventions, understanding relational variables and processes that impact growth and change within the counseling and school context, and exploring mediators and moderators of therapeutic outcome. Kimberly works with children and families in both private practice and school settings, is an active member in several counseling associations, and serves on multiple editorial boards.

Patrick “Rick” Johnson, PhD, New Mexico State University
Office: FAB 250B
Phone: 503-725-9764
Appointments: 503-725-9764

Rick Johnson, PhD, is a current professor. Previously, Dr. Johnson was an assistant/associate professor at Montana State University. His research and scholarly agenda focuses on family systems theory and the effects of family experiences on psychosocial development in adolescence and adulthood. He is a licensed psychologist in Oregon and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Joel Lane, PhD, Oakland University
Office: FAB 250A
Phone: 503-725-4719
Appointments: 503-725-4719

Joel Lane is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. His research and scholarly agenda focuses on the impact of life transition on mental health and well-being during emerging adulthood. He is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Michigan and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and is involved in advocacy for the counseling profession at the state and national levels.

Susan Sisko, MDN, MA, LPC

Susan Sisko, PhD, has been an adjunct faculty for Portland State University since 2012, and she is currently a professor in the Counselor Education Department. Dr. Sisko received her PhD in counselor education and supervision with a specific interest in clinical supervision. Dr. Sisko has a long career working as a clinician in mental health and counseling in community mental health and agency settings. Dr. Sisko teaches general counseling courses including research design and evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning, group counseling, multicultural perspectives, and psychopharmacology. She is passionate about supporting students in developing self-awareness and cultural competence. Currently, she maintains a private practice working with individuals, couples and providing supervision.

Professors Emeriti

David Capuzzi, PhD, Florida State University

David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, was a professor and coordinator of the Counselor Education Program until he retired in 2004.

Hanoch Livneh, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Hanoch Livneh, PhD, CRC, LPC, was a professor and coordinator of the Rehabilitation Program until he retired in 2013.

Russell Miars, PhD, University of Iowa

Russell D. Miars, PhD, was a professor and coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Program until he retired in 2015.


Kris Smith, Admissions and Degree Completion
Office: FAB 250
Phone: 503-725-4654

Teresa Loveland, Office Specialist
Office: FAB 250
Phone: 503-725-4649