The Addictions Counseling program is supported and directed by skilled, engaged professionals at every level. Their experience and knowledge will help you navigate an educational and career path that works for you.
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Ann is a resident faculty member and Interim Director of Graduate Studies of the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and the Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. She is also the Internship Liaison to both programs. She teaches a number of courses in the IBH and ADDC programs while serving as a valuable resource for students navigating the internship program. Since 1994, her primary focus has been working with children, adolescents, and families. Ann holds a dual license as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor from the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. She received her PsyD from Capella University.
- ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders
- ADDS 5121 - Professional Seminar 1
- ADDS 5996 - Internship in Behavioral Health I
- IBH 6051 - Advanced Group Practice
- IBH 6101 - Family Dynamics and Therapy
- IBH 6222 - Adolescents and Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
- IBH 6996 - Internship for Behavioral Health
Eugene is a resident faculty member in the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He completed his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Family Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Eugene completed his Ph.D. in Couple & Family Therapy at the University of MN before finishing a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University. His research interests centered around sexual and gender minority stress. Clinically, he has specialized training in working with PTSD, substance use, and personality disorders. Eugene enjoys using Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, and Brainspotting in his clinical practice.
Tom Hegblom is a resident faculty member in the master's in Integrated Behavioral Health and Addictions Counseling programs. His teaching and research interests are culture and human diversity issues, specifically providing queer- and trans-affirmative mental healthcare, ethical considerations within the counseling field, postmodern counseling theories, expanding critical thinking among counselors, and developing the self-efficacy of counseling students. He sees clients at a group private practice and is involved in various state, regional, and national professional organizations. Tom has a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Walden University, a MA in Counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, and a BA in Youth Studies, Spanish, and Educational Psychology from CCAPS at the University of Minnesota.
Emily Jordan Jensen
Emily is a resident faculty member in the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and the Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. Her research has focused on increasing access to mental health services for rural populations. Clinically, Emily works in an outpatient treatment setting where she specializes in treating couples who are experiencing infidelity and addiction. She also works with individuals facing PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Emily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and she has a PhD in Family Social Science/Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota. She has an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University and a BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.
Fiyyaz is a resident faculty member in the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. Prior to working in higher education, Fiyyaz was employed in a variety of community mental health outpatient settings, many geared towards addressing the needs of underserved and minority populations. His clinical interests include identity development, grief and loss, social justice issues, health psychology, trauma, and PTSD. He has conducted professional trainings and presented at conferences on a wide array of diversity issues including microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and racial identity. He holds a PsyD from the University of St. Thomas, and a BS in both Sociology and Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is a 2020 UPCEA Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholar.
- ADDS 5061 - Foundations of Group Work
- ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health
- IBH 6036 - Trauma Focused Approaches and Crisis Intervention
- IBH 6091 - Intersection of Career and Mental Health
- IBH 6121 - Professional Seminar 2: Portfolio Development
- IBH 6234 - Counseling Grief and Loss
Jennifer is a resident faculty member in the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. She is a licensed psychologist as well as a licensed professional clinical counselor with the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. She has over 17 years of experience providing services to a diverse group of individuals with co-occurring disorders, including 10 years of experience in a supervisory role. Her clinical interests include working with adolescents and adults who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors, forensic assessment and evaluation, psychological testing, and clinical supervision. She holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Walden University.
- ADDS 5041 - Methods & Models I: Motivational Counseling
- ADDS 5051 - Methods & Models II: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- IBH 6022 - Foundations of Psychological Assessment
- IBH 6061 - Advanced Diagnostics
- IBH 6081 - Human Lifespan Development and Behavioral Health
- IBH 6111 - Research and Evaluation Methods
- IBH 6221 - Applications of Counseling Theory
|Elizabeth Bassett||Senior Social Worker, Adult Behavioral Health||Hennepin County Diversion Court||ADDS 5011 Foundations in Addiction Studies|
|Roy Kammer||Assistant Professor||Minnesota State University, Mankato||ADDS 5031 Applied Psychopharmacology
ADDS 5091 – Assessment and Treatment Planning I
|Karvee Kawalawu||Senior Director - Clinical Services||Mental Health Resources Inc.||ADDS 5021 – Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices and the Helping Relationship|
|Ian McLoone||Lead Addiction and Mental Health Therapist||Alltyr Clinic||ADDS 5031 – Applied Psychopharmacology
IBH 6021 – Methods and Models III: Synthesis Seminar in Client-Centered Care