Kalin Amende

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Kalin Amende received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Idaho State University in May 2021. She has just begun her role as a Contributing Faculty member for the School of Counseling at Walden University in Spring 2024. Since Jan. 2023, she has been an adjunct professor in Idaho State University’s Department of Counseling, and prior to that, served as an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Montana State University-Northern from August 2021 to December 2022. She is also a full-time counselor, serving the community in the Boise, ID area and working with individuals and families with various presenting issues and concerns.


PhD, Idaho State University

MS, Idaho State University

BS, Lewis-Clark State College

Awards / Honors

Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC) Research Award, Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC) , 2019


Sacco, K., Amende, K. (2020). Use of creative means for expressive self-reflection among counselors-in-training. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health


Davis-Price, T., Amende, K. (2022). Who Am I?: Poetry as a Self-Reflective and Therapeutic Strategy..

Mphande-Finn, J., Amende, K. (2022). Reflective Journaling as a Teaching Strategy. .

Amende, K. (2022). Reading the Room: A Grounded Theory of the Integration of Field Experience into Teaching Practices. .

Todd, J., Amende, K. (2022). Practical Ethics in Human Services.

Sacco, K., Amende, K. (2019). Expressive Self-Reflection: Use of Creative Means for Counselors.

Astramovich, R., Ngadjui, O., Amende, K., Krezmienieki, A., Graham, L. (2019). Advocacy Evaluation: A Methodological Framework for Social Justice and Advocacy Research in Counseling.

Amende, K. (2020). A Call for Action: The Initiative for Telehealth Counseling Implementation..