The North Dakota Mental Health Counselor Association (NDMHCA) is a community of mental health professionals throughout the state. The NDMHCA works together to have an impact on the lives of North Dakotans while advancing the profession.
NDMHCA works to serve the professional needs of mental health counselors by helping to develop a positive career and further promote the positive aspects of good mental health care throughout the state.
NDMHCA is dedicated to your success and the growth of our field. We want to expand your professional knowledge, your network of professional peers and service to those you serve.
Name: Erin D Elsperger Klingenberg
City: Valley City, ND
Position on board (if applicable): Ethics Chair
Title/Workplace: IDirector 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.
NDMHCA Conference Slideshow (PPTX File)
Legal and Ethical Issues Pre-Conference Information (PDF format)
Looking to become a member of the NDMHCA? Go to the membership page for more information.