Faculty and Staff
Kevin A. Curtin
Assistant Professor Counseling
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center 422-A
Department: Counseling & School Psychology  
Phone: 607.871.2699  
Email:    
Personal Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkevinc...  
Kevin A. Curtin
Education
PhD: Counseling
George Washington University, 2008

M.S.: Counseling
Radford University, 1993

B.S.: Business
St. John Fisher College, 1988

Background
Selected Publications
Curtin, K. A., Schweitzer, A., Tuxbury, K., & D’Aoust, J. A. (in press). Investigating the factors of resiliency among exceptional youth living in rural poverty. Rural Special Education Quarterly.

Curtin, K. A. (2015). Bug-in-the-Eye Group Supervision for the Development of Facilitation Skills in Psychoeducational Groups. In M. Luke & K. Goodrich (Eds.), Group Experts Share their Favorite Activities for Supervision (Vol. 2, pp. 126-131). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Curtin, K.A. & Eacho, C (2012). Dimensions of social climate as predictors of satisfaction with Multifamily Therapy Groups. Group, 36, 283-301.

Curtin, K. A. & Garcia, J. (2011). Improving work performance for adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders: A comparison of two work-based learning interventions. Journal of Rehabilitation, 77, 31-39.

Curtin, K. A. (2010). Developing a therapeutic community for students with emotional disturbance: Guidelines for practice. Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs 4, 134-146.

Curtin, K. A. (1996). Similarities between Rousseau’s discourse on The Origins of Inequality Among Men and concepts in person-centered counseling. The Person- Centered Journal, 3, 15-21.

Curtin, K. A. (1996). Adolescent egocentrism and its relationship to HIV and AIDS. The Journal for the Professional Counselor, 11, 31-40.

Presentations
Curtin, K.A., Byrne, J.S. (April, 2016). Bug-in-the-Eye: Using Netbooks for Effective Live Supervision of Counseling Students. 30-minute Roundtable Session accepted at the American Counseling Association 2016 Conference and Expo, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Curtin, K.A., Byrne, J.S., & Lee, K.R. (October, 2015). Bug-in-the-Eye: Using Netbooks for Inexpensive and Effective Live Supervision of Practicum Students. Presentation accepted at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision 2015 Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Curtin, K.A., Byrne, J.S., & Lee, K.R. (October, 2014). Using netbooks to provide Bug-in-the-Eye Supervision in a counselor education training clinic. Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision 2014 Conference, Providence, RI.

Curtin, K.A. (May, 2014). Preparing high school students with emotional disabilities for successful transitions to postsecondary employment and education. Presented at the New York State Career Development Association Statewide Conference, Buffalo, NY.

Curtin, K.A. (May, 2014). Substance use among adolescent girls. Workshop presented at Alfred State College’s Women are Stronger conference, Alfred, NY.

Eacho, T. C., Curtin, K.A., Lindstrom-Johnson, S., & Bradshaw, C. (March, 2014). Implementing School-Based Mental Health Services to Improve School Climate and Prevent Violence in At-Risk Youth. Poster accepted at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Eacho, T. C., Curtin, K.A., Sachdev, N., Lindstrom-Johnson, S., & Bradshaw, C. (October, 2013). Improving School Climate to Prevent Violence in At-Risk Youth. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference for Advancing School Mental Health, Crystal City, VA.

Curtin, K. A. & Eacho, T. C. (October, 2012). The Glass is Half-Full: Investigating the Factors of Resiliency among Exceptional Youth Living in Underserved Communities. Presented at the 17th Annual Conference for Advancing School Mental Health, Salt Lake City, UT.

Curtin, K. A. & Schweitzer, A. (April, 2012). Turning crises into opportunities for insight and change: The use of crisis counseling in mental health settings. Workshop accepted at the New York Mental Health Counselors Association 2012 Convention, Albany, NY.

Jessica Jennings, Amy Rummel, Karen Porter, Erin Dickerson, & Kevin Curtin (invited panelists). Service learning panel discussion, Alfred University, April 23, 2012.

Brandow, J., Loud, H., Wagner, A., Benedetto, J., Keeley, P., & Curtin, K. A. (March, 2012). Investigating the Factors of Resiliency among Exceptional Youth Living in Rural Poverty. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Curtin, K. A. (February, 2012). The Social Climate of Multifamily Therapy Groups in a Special Education Program. Presented at the Association for Specialists in Group Work, 2012 National Convention, Albuquerque, NM.

Curtin, K. A. & Eacho, T. C. (September, 2011). Evaluating the effectiveness of Multifamily Therapy Groups: Members' perspectives on the essential elements. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Conference for Advancing School Mental Health, Charleston, SC.

Curtin, K. A. (November, 2010). Counseling resistant adolescents. Presented at the International Child and Adolescent Conference XV, Minneapolis, MN.

Curtin, K.A. (April, 2010). Improving employee-readiness for adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders: A quasi-experimental study. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2010 Convention and Expo, Nashville, TN.

Curtin, K.A. (March, 2010). Utilizing work-based learning activities in the development of employability skills for adolescents with mental illness. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA.

Curtin, K.A. (March, 2010). The therapeutic community: Not just for addiction, not just for residential. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA.

Curtin, K.A.(December, 2009). Implementing classroom meetings to promote positive discipline. Invited lecture: Northwest Arkansas Education Renewal Zone, Springdale, AR.

Curtin, K.A.(December, 2009). Classroom management strategies: Lessons from special education. Invited lecture: 2009-10 Lecture Series, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.



Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
American Counseling Association New York
New York State School Counselor Association

Classes Taught
Introduction to Family Therapy
Group Counseling
Professional and Ethical Foundations of Counseling
Topics in Counseling
Career Development and Lifestyle Planning
Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosis
Mental Health, Exceptionality and Disability
Practicum and Internship in Mental Health Counseling

Current Research
MultiFamily Therapy Groups
Resiliency factors in children & adolescents with special needs
Service learning

Honors and Awards
Alfred University 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award

Alfred University 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award, March, 2012

Association for Specialists in Group Work Emerging Scholar Award, February, 2012

The American Counseling Association Ross Trust Scholarship, January, 2007

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Doctoral Student Award, March, 2004

The Marriott Spirit to Serve Community Service Award, Bethesda, MD, April, 2004

Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Practitioner/Supervisor, The George Washington University, May, 2002

John W. Arnn Scholarship for Leadership in Counseling, Radford University, May, 1993