a division of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

OKAMFT Student Board

  

Chelsea Keel, OKAMFT Student Representative

Chelsea is currently in her second year in the Master of Science Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Oklahoma State University. She earned a B.A. degree in Psychology Pre: Counseling at Oklahoma Baptist University in 2015. Chelsea’s current clinical and researching interest in Marriage and Family Therapy include working with couples, adolescents and families in difficult times of transition.  To date Chelsea has served as a clinical intern at the Center for Family Services and Warren-Alexander Group in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Currently Chelsea is certified in the premarital/marital PREPARE-ENRICH curriculum and has received training in Child Directed Play Therapy and in Filial Therapy. Additionally Chelsea is trained as a facilitator in the Co-Parenting for Resilience course, offered to help separating/divorcing parents be better prepared to help their children through the transitions of separation or divorce. Chelsea was recently named a Fellow for the AAMFT Now is The Time: Minority Fellowship Program-Youth. Chelsea served on The Oklahoma Marriage and Family Therapy Student Board as an Oklahoma State University Representative for the 2015-2016 year. Chelsea hopes to continue to build upon her experiences with OKAMFT Student Board by giving a voice to students across the State of Oklahoma in MFT Programs and by connecting them to other Marriage and Family Therapy Students and Professionals.  Chelsea has the short term goal of working with a non-profit organization who can promote social, emotional, and relational health among families and individuals. Ultimately Chelsea aspires to own a private practice in which she can incorporate her knowledge and training in Marriage and Family Therapy in serving various populations in need.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Christine Moore, Cameron University Representative

Christine Moore is a Marriage and Family Therapy student at Cameron University. She has been married for twenty-four years and over the past twenty-two years has been blessed to be a full time mom to her five children ages 12 to 22. She has also devoted that time to community service where she was passionate about serving children and families. Christine spent hundreds of hours serving in multiple facets from helping to feed and clothe the poor and hungry working directly with families most in need; to founding, organizing, and moderating a “Challenge Girl’s Club”; to helping raise thousands of dollars for schools through fundraising events. She has spent countless hours volunteering in the classroom helping to motivate and assist young people as they develop and mature. Christine also organized and led a couple’s marriage program called “Familia” for several years which was committed to the well-being of marriages and families by fostering a strong family structure and promoting harmony among family members. Christine is ready to take her passion for helping marriages and families to the next level by pursuing her license in Marriage and Family Therapy. She will graduate in May, 2018 and plans to stay in southern Oklahoma completing her supervision and then practicing as a licensed therapist. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society, and a Graduate Assistant in the newly opened Cameron Psychology Clinic. As a representative for Cameron University on the OKAMFT Student Board, she looks forward to supporting the needs of the MFT student community

Kelsey Linsenmeyer, Oklahoma Baptist University Representative

Kelsey Linsenmeyer is currently in her first year of the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Oklahoma Baptist University. She earned a B.A. degree in Anthropology and Psychology Pre-Counseling at Oklahoma Baptist University in 2016. Kelsey’s current clinical interest in Marriage and Family Therapy includes working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, as well as working with refugee populations. Kelsey is currently in pre-practicum and seeing clients with a co-therapist at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic in Shawnee, Oklahoma and will start seeing clients this summer at Bison Family Therapy Institute in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kelsey also volunteers as an Equine Certified Session Instructor at a non-profit organization called Cargo Ranch, which strives to build hope and character in children and youth in an outdoor environment. Kelsey is excited to serve on the OKAMFT Student Board where she hopes to be a voice for other MFT students across the state. In her future, Kelsey hopes to work with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma to promote healthy levels of functioning and reconnect them to their caregivers and the larger world.   

Jamie Bechtelheimer, Oklahoma State Representative

Jamie Bechtelheimer  is a Current first year at Oklahoma State University in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Jamie graduated from OSU in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. In January 2014 she moved to Tulsa and spent over a year teaching vocational skills to adults with disabilities at Gatesway Foundation in Broken Arrow, OK. In October of 2015, Jamie began working at the Legacy for Children research lab at OSU-Tulsa, where she provided childcare for Spanish and English parenting groups and administered research assessments. During her time working in Tulsa, Jamie volunteered with DVIS as a hospital advocate for survivors of sexual assault and co-taught classes on PTSD and mindfulness to incarcerated women at Tulsa County Jail. In her MFT Master’s program, Jamie has completed training in Active Parenting, Circle of Security, and Co-parenting for Resilience. Jamie’s long term goal is to provide therapy to children and adolescents in Tulsa public schools or in a Tulsa non-profit agency. She wants to specialize in helping children overcome trauma and thrive in school, with an emphasis on providing culturally relevant therapy to Hispanic and multi-ethnic kids. Jamie is excited to take her first step toward her long-term career goal when she begins her off-site clinical internship at Youth Services of Tulsa in the fall of 2017.

Alicia Johnson, Oklahoma State University Representative

Alicia Johnson is a second year student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Oklahoma State University.  She is originally from Minnesota where she got her B.S. in Family Social Science and a minor in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Alicia is interested in working with families who have experienced trauma. Currently, she is a counseling intern at Wings of Hope, a local crisis center that helps individuals and families who have survived abusive situations. She also sees individuals, couples, and families at her on campus clinic, the Center for Family Services. Alicia’s goals are to get the medical family certificate and to work in a hospital to help families dealing with trauma. Alicia was awarded the AAMFT Now is The Time: Minority Fellowship Program-Youth which allows her to get training in helping underserved populations. Alicia has received training in TF-CBT, Filial Therapy, PREPARE/ENRICH, and Co-Parenting for resilience. Alicia wanted to join the student board to help give a voice to students in her program and bridge connections between the other MFT programs in the state.

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Leanne Perales, Cameron University Representative

Nathan Sanders, Oklahoma Baptist University Representative

Donna Atton Southern Nazarene University Representative

Derek Colvin, Southern Nazarene University Representative