MEET IPA MEMBER
ANNE STEGENGA, PSYD
BUSINESS NAME: State Hospital South (SHS)
REGION OF IDAHO WHERE YOU PRACTICE: Southeastern Idaho
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP: Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV
UNIVERSITIES YOU ATTENDED: University of the Cumberlands (UC), Williamsburg, KY, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV, the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, and Idaho State University (ISU), Pocatello, ID
YEARS IN PRACTICE: 3 (professional)
POPULATIONS SERVED: Diagnostic assessment for college students, short-term in-home/at-school individual therapy for children and adolescents post-hospitalization, long-term individual therapy for adolescents in a High School, long-term individual therapy/diagnostic assessment for adolescents and adults in a primary care setting, and diagnostic assessment and group/individual therapy for adults and adolescents in a psychiatric hospital.
PRACTICE INTEREST AREAS: Generalist services in community mental health centers and hospitals.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PSYCHOLOGIST: I enjoy teaching clinical skills, and figuring out tough assessment cases. In psychotherapy, I enjoy the role of surrogate attachment figure offering unconditional acceptance as people heal from internalized past negative experiences.
THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: I mostly integrate Emotionally Focused Therapy and Adlerian
SERVICE IN PROFESSION: IPA Public Sector Representative, IPA Advocacy Committee member, Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium (ID-PIC) Training Committee member, ID-PIC SHS Site Training Director, ID-PIC Diversity Committee Chair, ISU’s Idaho Rural Interdisciplinary Health Collaborative community change team member, a primary supervisor to ISU’s doctoral students, SHS Staff Psychologist, Idaho appointed Senior Designated Examiner, and SHS’s Task Force for Cultural Inclusion founder.
WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR CAREER: Early Career
HOBBIES: Yoga, caring for my lawn, watching TV, and cuddling with my daughter and hubby.
HIDDEN TALENT: ex- “Can juggle 4 objects in the air without breaking anything.” I’m nearly fluent in Spanish and I have a high tolerance for spicy food.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE: My dreams are to someday be a legislative advisor, be fluent in Spanish, and publish research on the issue of mass incarceration. When I retire, I want to join the Peace Corps, own an antique mall and be a day trader.