Professional Bio

Degrees

  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education and Supervision, minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods, specialty in Couples and Family Therapy, University of Northern Colorado (CACREP Accredited), Greeley, CO, 2011
  • Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary (COAMFTE Accredited), Pasadena, CA, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1988

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Center for Credentialing and Education, Certificate #ACS00544, August 2006
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), State of Colorado, License #693 renewed active, November 2004
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Certified Supervisor, State of California, April 2004
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Nevada, License #0922 retired, July 2002
  • 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

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
  • Regis University, Affiliate Faculty, Graduate Counseling programs, January 2005-August 2005
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Part-time Instructor, Graduate Counseling, Las Vegas, NV, May 2003-July 2004
  • The College of Santa Fe, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Counseling, Santa Fe, NM, July 2002
  • The College of Santa Fe, Clinical Supervisor, SKY Center, Suicide Prevention Project, Santa Fe, NM, August 2001-May 2002

Clinical & Professional Experience

  • Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy, Colorado Springs, CO, January 2012-present
  • Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy, Monument, CO, November 2004-September 2007
  • Greater Europe Mission, Independent Contractor/Consultant, February 2005-present
  • Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy, Henderson, NV, May 2003-July 2004
  • City Impact, Inc., Clinical Consultant, Oxnard, CA, June 2002-June 2004, January 2010
  • Life Spring Counseling Center, Marriage and Family Therapist, Las Vegas, NV, August 2002-July 2003
  • City Impact, Inc., VP of Programs, Oxnard, CA, May 2000-October 2000
  • City Impact, Inc., Clinical Director, Oxnard, CA, 1995-2000
  • Anacapa by the Sea, Clinical Therapist, Port Hueneme, CA, 1990-1993, 1994-1995, 1993-1999

Research & Scholarship

Publications (Juried)

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

 

Publications (Non-Juried)

Osterlund, L. C. (2010). Serving Soldiers in Colorado Springs. Regis University Magazine, April 2010.

Osterlund, L. C. (2006). Effective group supervision. The Therapist: Magazine of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, November/December 2006.

Osterlund, L. C. (2006). The supervision disclosure: create a real document that you can use. The Therapist: Magazine of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, September/October 2006.

 

Professional Presentations (Juried)

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.

Osterlund, L. C. (November 2008). The Wise Counselor: The Impact of a Counselor's Wisdom on the Counseling Relationship. WACES Regional Conference: Making Connections and Growing Globally: New Horizons for Counselor Education. Palm Springs, CA.

Osterlund, L. C. (2008). The Development of Wisdom in Counseling. RMACES Regional Conference: Sharing Tools for Awareness, Competence and Advocacy. Breckenridge, CO.

Osterlund, L. C., Baker, V., Nilsson, A., & Smith, L. (2008). Clinical Internship & Advocacy. RMACES Regional Conference: Sharing Tools for Awareness, Competence and Advocacy. Breckenridge, CO.

Medina, S. L. & Osterlund, L. C. (2006). Making Research Methods Meaningful to Master’s Level Students. RMACES Regional Conference. Jackson, WY

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
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society; Rho Upsilon Chi Chapter Member in Good Standing, July 2007
  • Regis University, Excellence in Teaching Award, March 2007

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
  • Hope Baptist Church, training and development for Lay Counseling Ministry Program, on-going supervision and consultation for training and crisis issues, Las Vegas, NV, August 2002-July 2004
  • Community Presbyterian Church and Bible Fellowship, training and development for Recovery Ministry Program, on- going supervision and consultation for training and crisis issues, Ventura, CA, 1995-2000