advisory board

The Kate Walker Training advisory board provides oversight and guidance to the management of all educational course content. Our board consists of accomplished experts in the field of counseling and counselor education. Their innovative advice and dynamic perspectives provide strategic direction, guide quality improvement, and assess course effectiveness.

Roles and responsibilities

Advisory board audits each course annually:

  • Quality control: Are these courses engaging?
  • Teaching/learning objectives: Do the courses teach what the syllabus describes?
  • Are exams valid and reliable?
  • Do courses contain the most up to date information?
  • Are courses being added regularly to reflect the needs of counselors and counselor supervisors?
  • Are courses being pulled that no longer meet our high standards?


The Kate Walker Training advisory board will focus on the benefit of research, law, professional ethics, and customer and potential customer input on course development. Advisory board members include counselors and counselor educators who share a common interest in providing exceptional continuing education to counselors in Texas. This common interest helps ensure that the advisory board will be committed and pleased to audit courses and push course excellence and quality to the staff at Kate Walker Training.

terms of membership

Advisory board members are appointed to indefinite terms. Advisory board members are not paid for their services.

Jennifer Boswell Ph.D., LPC-S
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Jennifer Boswell Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT

Dr. Boswell is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and the Director of Counselor Education at a CACREP-Accredited University in Texas. She also serves as the 2018-2019 President of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES). 


Katherine Bacon Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC

Dr. Bacon is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at a CACREP-Accredited University in Texas. She also serves as the Legislative Liaison for the Texas Counseling Association (TCA). 


Naomi Timm MA, LPC, LMFT

Naomi is in her final semesters of her doctoral program at Sam Houston State University. She a new counselor education faculty member at South Dakota State University.


B. J. Barksdale MA, LPC-S. 

B.J. is the clinical director at Boy's and Girl's Country and the owner of B.J. and Associates clinical counseling practice. She is the immediate past president of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA).