Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 2011
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 1990
  • B.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1988

Recent Academic Experience

  • Regis University, Associate Professor, Graduate Counseling, Clinical/Program Coordinator for Colorado Springs campus, March 2012-present
  • University of Northern Colorado, Adjunct Faculty, Counseling, August 2011
  • University of Northern Colorado, Doctoral Student, Co-Teacher, Counseling, August 2007-May 2011
  • Regis University, Assistant Professor, Graduate Counseling programs, Clinical/Program Chair for Colorado Springs campus, August 2005-February 2012

Recent Clinical & Professional Experience

  • Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy, Colorado Springs, CO, January 2012-present
  • Greater Europe Mission, Independent Contractor/Consultant, February 2005-present

 

Certifications & Expertise

Practice Licensure 
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), State of Colorado

Practice Certifications

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor Clinical Member #21114, February 2001
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of New Mexico, License #005755 renewed inactive, June 2001
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of California, License #30639 renewed inactive, July 1993

Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications

Osterlund, L. C., & Mack, M. (2011). Promoting advocacy and leadership in counselor education through an innovative student and alumni association. http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_29.pdf

Reynolds, J., & Osterlund, L. C. (2011). Advocating for Military Families: A Counselor Education Model for Promoting a Culture of Advocacy and Action. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/ vistas/vistas11/Article_17.pdf

Numbers, M., Osterlund, L., & Ungvarsky, J. (2011). Military spouses: The overlooked, underpaid, and stressed-out casualties of war. http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_15.pdf

Recent Presentations

Osterlund, L. C. & Forbes, L. (2012). The Leadership Skills of the Counselor: The Impact of Leadership on the Counseling Relationship and Counselor Self-Efficacy. Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference: Imagine...Colorado Counselors Moving Forward, Looking Back. Denver, CO.

Osterlund, L. C. & Forbes, L. (2012). Counselor Leadership Skills, Counseling Relationships and Counselor Self-Efficacy. 38th Advanced International Winter Symposium; Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health. Colorado Springs, CO.

Reynolds, J., Osterlund, L. C., & Ungvarsky, J. J. (2011). Military families and wartime stress: Implications for counseling. American Counseling Association National Conference and Exposition. New Orleans, LA.

Osterlund, L., Numbers, M., & Ungvarsky, J. J. (2011). Spouses supporting spouses: Counseling group for spouses of deployed soldiers. American Counseling Association National Conference and Exposition. New Orleans, LA.

Ungvarsky, J. J., Osterlund, L. C., & Numbers, M. (2011). Spouses Supporting Spouses: Counseling Groups for Spouses of Deployed Soldiers. Psychotherapy Associates Annual Winter Symposium. Colorado Springs, CO.

Osterlund, L. C., Alvarez, R., Bancroft, A., & Hill, A. (2010). A collaborative approach to counseling military couples. AAMFT National Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Osterlund, L. C., & Reynolds, J. (2010). Curriculum for Training Post-Master’s Degree Counselors for Working with Military Families. Creating Leadership and Scholarship through Innovation and Empowerment; Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Jackson Lake Lodge, WY.

Osterlund, L. C., & Mack, M. (2010). Promoting advocacy and leadership in counseling through an innovative student and alumni association. Creating Leadership and Scholarship through Innovation and Empowerment; Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Jackson Lake Lodge, WY.

Osterlund, L. C. (2009). The Wise Counselor: Wisdom and the Counseling Relationship. ACA National Conference and Exposition. Charlotte, NC.

Medina, S. L. & Osterlund, L. C. (2009). Common Pitfalls of Novice Couples Counselors. ACA National Conference and Exposition. Charlotte, NC.

Awards & Recognition

  • Regis University, Mission Award, September 2011
  • Regis University, Nominated: President’s Service Award, April 2011
  • Colorado Counseling Association (CCA), Distinguished Counselor Educator Award, March 2011
  • University of Northern Colorado, Nominated for Outstanding Dissertation: The Wisdom of the Counselor and the Counselor’s Perception of the Therapeutic Working Alliance, 2011
  • University of Northern Colorado, Arnold Luker Psychology/Counseling Scholarship Award, 2009-2010
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Emerging Leader, ACES Recognition and Leadership Training, October 2009
  • Regis University, Advocacy in Counseling Award, September 2009
  • University of Northern Colorado, Cross Family Foundation Scholarship Award, 2008-2009

Community Involvement & Service

  • Tri- Lakes Chapel, training and development for Lay Counseling Ministry Program, on-going supervision and consultation for training and crisis issues, Monument, CO, February 2005-present