MEET IPA STUDENT MEMBER
TAMMY FELPS, PhD
Service Extender & LPCP
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Carbondale, CO.
UNIVERSITIES YOU ATTENDED: Colorado University-Boulder; Texas A & M-Kingsville for undergrad, University of Oklahoma for MHR; Walden University for MS Applied Psychology; and Walden University for PhD Clinical Psychology with specialization in forensic psychology.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Mostly youth, but some adults and veterans
PRACTICE INTEREST AREAS: ACE’s; youth behavior and trauma; restorative practices; and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT STUDYING TO BE A PSYCHOLOGIST: I loved learning about testing and differential diagnoses. I enjoy taking all the puzzle pieces of symptoms, behaviors, and experiences and helping to find a diagnosis and a plan for moving forward.
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: CBT and REBT
PRACTICUM EXPERIENCES: Veterans’ treatment court and school IEP testing mostly.
WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR CAREER: I am finishing my postdoc and will be eligible to take the E3P in the new year.
IN WHAT AREA OF THE COUNTRY DO YOU SEE YOURSELF PRACTICING: I plan on staying in Idaho for the time being, there may come a time when I do telehealth from a warm beach somewhere, but not yet.
IN WHAT TYPE OF SETTING OR WITH WHAT POPULATION DO YOU IMAGINE YOU’LL WORK: I would like to establish a youth and family support and crisis service center to coordinate youth services and prevent some trips to juvenile detention or removal from the home. It would include individual and family counseling, CBRS, Youth Support, respite care, skills groups, family groups, and psych testing as needed.
HOBBIES: I like to ride horses, work on family genealogy, and I enjoy traveling to different countries.
HIDDEN TALENT: I write poetry and I speak a little French, and actually have a minor in it.