Melanie A.L. Person, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Confronting one's lack of knowledge can be terrifying. I believe it is my job as a professor to take students to the edge of their knowing and provide enough support that they are willing to take a leap into the unknown. I believe knowledge to be socially...

Melanie Person

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University

M.COUN., Mental Health Counseling, Idaho State University

B.S., Sociology, University of Idaho

B.S., Psychology, University of Idaho

Courses Taught

Research and Statistics

Theories of Counseling

Group Process

Psychodiagnosis and Psychopharamacology

Chemical Dependency


Confronting one's lack of knowledge can be terrifying. I believe it is my job as a professor to take students to the edge of their knowing and provide enough support that they are willing to take a leap into the unknown. I believe knowledge to be socially constructed and unique to each lens. Therefore, I structure my classrooms to provide optimal community learning and self-reflection. True knowledge acquisition should directly relate to changed behavior and thinking.

Publications – Refereed 

Minor, A., Moody, S., Tadlock-Marlo, R., Pender, R., & Person, M. (2013). Music as a medium for cohort development. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8, 381-394

Publications – Non Refereed

Person, M. & Unruh-Hunt, D. (2013) A Brief Overview of the New DSM 5 with Ethical Citations. Washington Counseling Association: Washington. Retrieved from http://www.wacounseling.org/resources/Documents/Presentations/2013/A%20Brief%20Overview %20of%20the%20New%20DSM%205%20with%20ACA%20code.pdf

Person, M. (2002). Postpartum depression. Early Childhood Clearinghouse. Idaho