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L. Kenneth Chew, Jr., Psy.D., HSPP
Dr. Chew has been the Director of the ISU Student Counseling Center since 2007. In addition to his administrative functions as Director of the SCC, his other responsibilities include: administrator for student health insurance, primary university contact for UAP clinic, oversight of TB testing for International students, university HIPAA officer, coordination and facilitation of the Student Affairs Behavior Assessment Team (SABAT), campus and community liaisons, and coordinator of the Performance Excellence Program. Dr. Chew received his doctorate from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology in 2001 and completed his undergraduate work at Jamestown College, where he majored in Psychology with a minor in Fine Art. Dr. Chew’s training and professional experiences include: the Hampton Roads VA Hospital, where he worked with drug and alcohol patients; the College of William & Mary Student Counseling Center, where he did a concentration in the counseling of college students with a specific focus in the counseling of athletes; New Mexico State University Student Counseling Center for internship; and the Washington D.C . Public Schools, where he did clinical and psycho-educational assessments on children, adolescents, and young adults for over two years. His professional interests include the counseling of athletes, performance enhancement, drug and alcohol issues, multicultural counseling, facilitation of professional and personal development training, and outreach programming. He has been at ISU since January of 2002.
Trista Gibbons, LMFT
Trista Gibbons is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; and she became Associate Director in the summer of 2011. Trista acts as the primary supervisor of the master’s level trainees, manages the front office of the SCC, and acts as a liaison to Campus Ministries. She has a Masters degree in marriage and family therapy from the Alfred Adler Graduate School in Minnesota, and a Bachelors degree in psychology and family studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Trista has experience and training in working with survivors of sexual violence, and issues related to drugs and alcohol and relationships. Her professional experience includes; coordinating and implementing direct services at the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis, MN and working with children and families at Hamilton Center community mental health. Her professional interests include women’s issues, relationships and couples counseling, Christian counseling, and working with survivors of sexual violence.
Melissa Grinslade, MSW, LCSW
Melissa Grinslade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Melissa received her Master's degree in social work from Indiana University and her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University. Melissa oversees training for our social work students. She is primarily responsible for coordinating outreach and group programming. She has experience and training working with individuals, groups, families, and children. Her professional experience includes working with children and families at Hamilton Center community mental health and Gibault residential treatment center, and crisis assessment at Union Hospital. Her professional interests include eating disorder treatment, early childhood trauma, and personality disorders. She also enjoys program develop, training, and expressive arts work. Melissa has several certifications for yoga training, including Yoga for Mental Health, and uses her skills to develop yoga outreach experiences partnering with several departments on campus.
Dr. Paula Turner Ph.D.
Dr. Turner is currently a staff counselor/Coordinator at ISU SCC. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana state university. She also earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. Dr. Turner has experience and training in working with individual, couples, families, and children. Her professional experience includes working with college students at Rose-Hulman, St. Mary-of-the Woods, and Indiana State University. Her professional experience also includes working with Veterans as well as working with families and individuals in the foster care system, DCFS, group homes, residential treatment placements, and a maximum security prison. Her professional interests include multicultural counseling, spirituality, family and relational issues, trauma, and drug and alcohol issues.
Sara Julian, MSW, LSW
Sara Julian is a Licensed Social Worker. Sara earned her Master's degree in social work from Indiana State University and her Bachelor's degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a concentration in recreation management and youth leadership from Indiana State University. Her professional experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, and children at Hamilton Center community mental health. Her professional interests include relationship issues, childhood trauma and Outreach services.
Kathy Boone Ginter Ph.D.
Dr. Ginter earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis in Sport Psychology, Motor Learning, Counseling, and Psychology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has a Master's degree with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and Counseling from Purdue University and a Master's degree in coaching, a certificate in counseling, and a bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Psychology from Indiana State University. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Boost Consultant. Her professional experiences include teaching, and coaching at the youth sport, high school and collegiate levels. Her research interests are in the area of cohesion, coaching, positive mental health and bullying. She spends her leisure time shooting competitive pool.
2020-2021 Training Cohort