Boise State University's Diana Doumas, Department of Counselor Education professor and chair, has received a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant totaling $214,270.
Doumas will use the grant to bring additional qualified providers of
mental health and counselors who specialize in substance abuse to Idaho in
order to provide behavioral health interventions to the youth in the state.
“I am very excited about the grant as it supports the
department’s goal of enhancing specialty training in behavioral health,” Doumas
said. “We will also be developing new partnerships with schools and agencies in
under-served areas such as Mountain Home, Kuna, Caldwell and Valley County.
This represents a wonderful opportunity for our students and youth in our
“This grant enables the Department of Counselor Education to
not only provide specialty training to those who work in high need areas, but
it also supports each participating graduate student with a much needed $10,000
award,” College of Education Dean Rich Osguthorpe said. “Diana Doumas is
to be commended for securing a grant that serves students and clients in our
programs and their future students across the state of Idaho.”
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