Bettina Kipp LaveaM.S.

Bettina Kipp Lavea
Professor, AAS Advisor for KPC campus
Dept. of Human Services
Room 233, WARD Building, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, AK


  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Alaska Pacific University


Bettina Kipp Lavea is a lifelong Alaskan who teaches Human Services at the Kenai Peninsula College Campus of University of Alaska Anchorage. She began her career in Human Services working with children and adults who experienced disabilities. Her areas of interest include the development of persistence in students and clients, and exploring new ways to support each student's' journey into ethical and practical competence as a professional in the field throughout the Southcentral region.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Counseling in Human Services Practice
  • Group Work in Human Services Practice
  • Advanced Individual and Group Facilitation
  • Conflict & Collaborative Processes

Professional & Department Service

  • Faculty Advisor for Kenai Peninsula Human Services AAS students
  • HUMS Practicum Placement Coordinator for Kenai Peninsula students
  • Faculty Advisor for Jumpstart (high school) students

Career History/Work Experience

Bettina's work experience includes internship with the Alaska Native Hospital (now Alaska Native Medical Center) Psychiatric Services, facilitation of Batterer's Intervention groups, counseling college students, serving as chair of Counseling & Advising at the Kenai River Campus, and teaching Human Services courses for more than 20 years.