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Faculty and Advising

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.

Director of Graduate Studies

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Debra Wamsley

Debra is a resident faculty member and 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 has developed integrated mental health and substance abuse curriculum and academic programming, as well as provided counselor training. Debra has over 35 years of experience as a clinician and manager in the addictions field where she delivered substance abuse clinical care for a range of clients. She has worked with adolescents and adults facing substance abuse and co-occurring mental health concerns through a variety of stages, including prevention, primary care, and continuing care. She completed her Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor training at the University of Minnesota and earned her master’s from St. Mary’s University.

Resident Faculty

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Ann Becher-Ingwalson

In addition to being a resident faculty member, Ann is also the Internship Liaison to the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and the Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling. 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.

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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 Karim

Fiyyaz Karim

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.

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Jennifer Weigelt

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.

Community Faculty

Name Title Affiliation
Elizabeth Bassett Senior Social Worker, Adult Behavioral Health Hennepin County Diversion Court
Laura Boisen Professor, MSW Field Coordinator Augsburg University
Susan Conlin Therapist Private Practice
Jesse Cramer MICD Counselor HealthEast
Melanie Heu Clinical Treatment Director Restoration Counseling and Community Services, LLC

 

Adviser

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Sarah Cook

Sarah advises students in the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling. She has been with the College of Continuing & Professional Studies since 2000. She holds a BS from CCAPS Inter-College Program (studio arts, art history, architecture) and an M.Ed. from the College of Education and Human Development.