PhD, M.COUN., Idaho State University; BS, University of New Hampshire
Adventure-based counseling; group counseling; counseling supervision; online counselor education; childhood sexual abuse; vicarious trauma; experiential teaching methods
Dr. Portrie-Bethke is dedicated and enthusiastic in her roles as a counselor educator and mental health and family counselor working toward empowering students and clients in the direction of positive growth and development. She provides clinical supervision for master’s practicum and internship students. In her strength-based supervision role, she works to enhance students’ self-efficacy through creating a bridge between counselor development and emerging counseling skills/techniques/theory. She promotes students’ professional identity and advocates for the profession by utilizing networking techniques such as student inclusion in presentations and professional publications. Dr. Portrie-Bethke is a frequent presenter in the areas of adventure-based counseling, abuse/trauma, play therapy, counseling supervision, and group counseling.