Christal Halseth, MSW, LICSW
Executive Director, Forensic Interviewer, Therapist
Christal has been with the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2011. Christal conducts forensic interviews, oversees agency operations, coordinates Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the region, provides trauma treatment to include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy, and grief and loss. She also speaks publicly on issues related to crimes against children.
Heather Waller, LSW
Heather has been Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2014. She supports children and their families through the investigation and prosecutorial process of child abuse. She assists caregivers in obtaining services, provides on-going support, and serves as a liaison between the families and multidisciplinary team members.
Dr. Tricia Baldwin, LICSW, HTP-A
Tricia has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2011. Tricia has received extensive skills training in the treatment of trauma to include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternative for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness. She is a Student of Healing Touch Level 3 and is currently completing her Doctorate in Social Work through Capella University.
Colleen has been employed with Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center since 2014. She is responsible for screening calls, managing calendars, customer relations, grant writing, agency budgets, and fundraising activities. Colleen assists with coordinating staff professional development and provides assistance throughout the office where needed.
Heather Kippen, LICSW
Heather has been working with the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center for many years as an MDT member and began working as an NPCAC therapist in 2017. She specializes in trauma focused therapy of children and adults. Heather also works with clients using EMDR and facilitates the SPARCS group. She is a teacher of safeTALK, which is a training in suicide prevention.
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