Janine Wanlass, PhD is the founding chair of the Master of Mental Health Counseling Program at Westminster College. She has been a core faculty member in this department since its inception in 2007 and has taught psychology at Westminster College since 1990. Dr. Wanlass conducts research in technology-assisted counseling and supervision, group counseling for eating disorder clients, family and couple counseling, and the clinical treatment of traumatized children. Her paper presentations span a range of topics, most recently on a model for counselor identity and grief counseling with families. She is a psychoanalyst and counseling psychologist, serving as the executive director and faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington, D.C., a non-profit, post-graduate psychoanalytic training institute. Her community and advocacy work include teaching psychotherapy in Russia and China, where clinicians have limited access to training, her prior service as chair of the Child Abuse and Neglect Council for Utah, and consultation with the Office of the Guardian Ad Litem. She maintains a private practice where she counsels children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples, struggling with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, and grief.