Erin Klingenberg Bio

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Erin D Elsperger Klingenberg

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City: Valley City, ND

Position on board (if applicable): Ethics Chair

Title/Workplace: Director of Counseling Services and Psychology Professor, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND

License: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor- North Dakota; National Certified Counselor; North Dakota Certified Counselor Supervisor

Specialties: College age populations; relationships; successful transition from high school to college campuses; I serve as a supervisor for Master level graduate students from 3 area institutions of higher education.

Degree and School: PhD- Human Development- North Dakota State University; M.Ed. Counseling- North Dakota State University; M. Ed. Physical Education- University of North Dakota; BS- Health, Physical Education, Recreation and History Education- Jamestown College

Interests/Hobbies: Our family loves to camp and travel, I love to read, and attend sporting events. My husband and I are parents of 5 children and have a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. We enjoy spending time with our family.

What I like about NDMHCA: I love and appreciate the networking that we have among our members. I always know that support, collaboration, and professional input is only a phone call away. I enjoy working with the college population and serving as a supervisor allows me another avenue to stay abreast of current events and research. Each year I look forward to our NDCA Mid-winter conferences as well as our pre-conference sponsored by our NDMHCA. I value the opportunities that have been afforded to me to serve in many leadership roles in both NDMHCA and NDCA. I encourage any and all members to take the risk to step into a leadership role. I have gained a wealth of information and materials that not only are helpful in my counseling practice but also benefits me as a faculty member in the psychology department on our campus.

Service Project

Society of St Vincent de Paul- North Dakota

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul gives emergency assistance to parishioners and others living in the area with food, clothing and medicine, as well as assistance with utilities and rent. Private meetings to preserve the privacy of those they help are set up to discuss individual needs and available resources. Call 701-222-8011 to set up a meeting in the Bismarck/Mandan area.