Faculty and Staff
Kevin A. Curtin
Assistant Professor Counseling
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center #413
Department: Counseling & School Psychology  
Office Hours: Mon: 10am-12pm
Tue: 10am-12pm


Fri: 9-10:30am
 
Phone: 607.871.2699  
Email:    
Education
PhD: Counseling
George Washington University, 2007

Background
Selected Publications
Curtin, K.A. & Eacho, C (in press). Dimensions of social climate as predictors of satisfaction with Multifamily Therapy Groups. Group.

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. & 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.

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
Association for Specialists in Group Work
National Career Development Association
North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
New York Mental Health Counselors Association

Classes Taught
Introduction to Family Therapy
Group Counseling
Professional and Ethical Foundations of Counseling
Topics in Counseling
Career Development and Lifestyle Planning
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 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award, March, 2012

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