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School Counseling Series - Faculty

Lisa Aasheim, PhD, NCC, ACS, is an assistant professor at Portland State University and specializes in clinical supervision and couples and family counseling. She is the director of the community counseling clinic at Portland State and is the coordinator of the school counseling specialty track. Dr. Aasheim is currently involved in several research projects involving clinical supervision and enjoys collaborative research with several leaders in the clinical supervision field. Dr. Aasheim has authored several articles and textbook chapters about supervision, counselor education and development, motivational interviewing, and the therapeutic alliance.

Kimberly Jayne, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT, is an assistant professor of Counselor Education and the school counseling program coordinator at PSU. She completed her doctorate in counseling at the University of North Texas and specializes in child and adolescent counseling, school counseling, and play therapy. Dr. Jayne has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in school and clinical settings through counseling, consultation, and psychoeducational assessment. She is passionate about developing and researching effective counseling interventions to address the developmental, emotional, and mental health needs of children and their families, understanding relational variables and nonverbal processes that impact growth and change in counseling, and exploring mediators and moderators of therapeutic outcomes.

Catherine Nyhan, LPC, LSC, is a licensed school counselor and a licensed professional counselor with the state of Oregon. She has worked with at-risk youth for over 20 years in a number of different capacities and currently works both at Fir Ridge Campus and as an adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Education.