College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Portrie-Bethke is dedicated and enthusiastic in her role as a counselor educator and as a clinical mental health and family counselor working toward empowering students and clients in the direction of positive growth and development for over 11 years. She has provided clinical supervision for master’s practicum and internship students for over the past 11 years. 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 presentation 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.