Dave grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and attended Idaho State University in Pocatello where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1973. Soon after, Dave attended law school at the University of Idaho and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1976. He practiced law for eleven years, and his practice included criminal defense and prosecution. Dave has also studied psychology and instructional/performance technology. In 1989, Dave began working in the alcohol and drug treatment field in and has gained over twenty years of experience working in the field. He received his DUI evaluator's license in 1990 and CADC license in 1992.
Dave continued to work in the field by working at Alcoholism Intervention Services as a counselor and clinical supervisor for six years. Dave decided to open his own business, Dave Liddle & Associates in 2004 and has "been extremely pleased with the growth of the organization. My staff is very dedicated and passionate about their work and make what I do very enjoyable." If Dave isn't working, he's usually playing golf.
Michael serves as Clinical Supervisor for Dave Liddle and Associates. He has been working in the addictions field since graduating with his BSW in May of 2005. Initially, Michael was provided the opportunity to work in a residential treatment setting for four years. During that time, he was able to attend the Masters of Social Work program at Boise State University. He received his Licensed Master of Social Work upon graduation in 2009. In June of 2009, Michael obtained the opportunity to become a Treatment Supervisor at an outpatient facility in Boise. In October of 2010, he received his Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate. Michael came to Dave Liddle and Associates to share his knowledge and experience as well as ensure the highest quality of service.
Don was born in San Antonio, Tx, and was raised from the 2nd grade through high school in Caldwell, ID. He began playing golf at age 12, and attended Arizona State and UNLV on golf scholarships, which left little time to devote to studying. After spending a few years dealing cards and roulette in Las Vegas (later becoming known as his internship for substance abuse counseling) Don spent time working on the TransAlaskan Pipeline before returning to school at AZUSA Pacific University to earn a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Don was one of the first credentialed addiction counselor and licensed DUI evaluator in Idaho. He worked for many years at Port of Hope as a counselor, clinical supervisor and administrator.
Don has spent time in private practice as a mental health therapist, including numerous hospital psychiatric units. Don has also facilitated various groups and classes including DUI Prevention Education, Domestic Violence and Cognitive Change (CSC/ACE) and he has spent the past 13 years as a clinician with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections at JCC Nampa. Don and wife, Brenda, the Business Manager for Senior Solutions at the Boise Senior Center, have enjoyed raising their three children and taking many motorcycle trips over the past 25 years. After marginal knee surgery four years ago, Don essentially quit playing golf since he resisted having to ride in a cart to play. Having now successfully dealt with most of the delusions behind that resistance, he is presently planning on a major comeback in 2011, and is planning a serious rout of the senior league players at Centennial Golf Club in Nampa.
Lyca is a treatment facilitator at Dave Liddle and Associates. She received a B.A. from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame. Prior to working here, Lyca worked at Alcohol Intervention Services for five years. Lyca then began to pursue her passion for gardening and opened a greenhouse business. The work was enjoyable and fascinating, but very labor intensive. When Dave opened the facility in 2004, she accepted his invitation to come work with him. Lyca finds the job of working with addicts challenging and incredibly rewarding. Lyca takes pride in making certain our clients are treated with respect and that their needs are met to the best of our ability.
Brianna acts as a Program Instructor and Case Manager for Dave Liddle & Associates, which includes teaching substance abuse education classes, as well as co-facilitating Cognitive Self-Change. Brianna has been with this facility for over five years and is passionate about the addictions treatment field. She genuinely enjoys meeting and interacting with diverse groups of people, and this job provides opportunity for that on a daily basis.
Cari has been with Dave Liddle and Associates for over four years. She is the intermediary between the public and our treatment staff. Cari is responsible for communicating with the courts, keeping track of accounts receivable, and managing the office staff members.
Amy was born and raised in Boise. After high school graduation she lived in several places across the United States working for human rights issues. In 2000, she moved back to Boise and attended BSU where she studied Sociology. In 2006, she took a job with Dave Liddle as an office assistant. Amy is currently the Assistant Director of the facility. She facilitates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Marijuana Relapse Prevention as well as seeing clients on an individual basis. She is passionate about working with people as they face issues surrounding their addictions and helping others understand psychoactive substances and the effects of them on our brains and bodies. She works to help clients create their best lives in all areas using awareness of their belief systems and thoughts process.
KayDee has been with our facility for one year. She teaches our education classes. She is passionate about teaching and helpng people with addictions.