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Program Director and Assistant Professor in the Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Facilitated both group and individual counseling for children, adolescents, and their families for over ten years.
Logged over 2000 hours in group therapy and have facilitated over 500 hours of therapeutic workshops with adolescents and their families.
Helped establish two nationally recognized therapeutic boarding schools.
Coordinated and managed the counseling department in two residential treatment centers.
Trained staff in the facilitation of group, individual, and family therapy for almost eight years.
Currently involved in a major program revision to align the mental health counseling program to the 2009 CACREP standards, with submission of a CACREP self study in 2010-2011 academic year.
Responsibilities include program administration, serving on student advisory committees, teaching, research, service, and outreach.
Co- taught the follow courses; Introduction to the Profession of Counseling (Fall 2005), Counseling in the Community (Fall 2006), and Group Counseling for School Counselors (Summer 2007). Responsibilities included supporting the primary instructor in course creation, co-facilitation of class discussions, grading and evaluation, and preparing and implementing lectures.
Part time instructor in the Department of Social Science (Spring 2007), responsible for all aspects of the class from creation of the syllabus, test construction, lecture development and presentation, and final grading and evaluation.
Duties include curriculum management and coordination, organization and management of a program advisory committee, coordination of recruitment and retention, student academic advisement and providing leadership for the Mental Health Counseling Program. Currently involved in a major program revision to align the program to the 2009 CACREP standards and will be submitted a CACREP self study in 2010-2011 academic year.
Responsible for direct service for two of the full time residents as well as weekly group therapy with up to 12 of the residents, participated in the weekly treatment team meetings and trainings on the assessment and counseling of sex offenders.
Principle responsibility was the coordination and supervision of 24 Masters and undergraduate level counselors for a coeducational therapeutic boarding school for at-risk adolescents. Originally recruited to write the student and faculty policies/procedures and the creation and implemented of major sections of the counseling program. Was instrumental in organizing, planning, and implementing all weekend programs. Responsible for the management and training of all new counseling faculty and the emotional growth and development of 100 adolescents.
Primary counselor for nine adolescents in a 90 student residential treatment facility and assisted in the management of the day-to-day operations of the school. Facilitated six hours of group therapy per week with randomly selected adolescents to deal with specific students and campus wide issues. Clinical leader for two-week wilderness expeditions for up to 14 students
Primary counselor for twelve adolescents in a 120-student residential treatment facility and assisted in the management of the day-to-day operations of the school. After two years promoted to Dean of Students. Responsible for restructuring the weekend program, management of all weekend counseling issues and the creation and management of an effective consequence program. After one year was promoted to Director of Admissions. Responsible for working with parents and Educational Consultants as well as interpreting psychological testing to decide upon appropriate enrollments for Hidden Lake Academy.
Originally hired to initiate the wilderness aspect of the program, but was recruited to help manage the indoor residential program. During this period of time, I was live-in a counselor for 24 emotionally disturbed boys ranging in age from 6 to 18. Responsibilities included implementing a behavioral program, managing the day-to-day activities of the students, running daily group sessions and following through with the treatment plans created by the student’s therapists.
Published:Klem, J., Klem, T., Parrish, M. S., & Brown, D. R. (Spring 2009) Can relational aggression alleviate the gender bias in the diagnosis of Conduct Disorder? Internet Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
Klem, J., Owens, A., Ross, A., Edwards, L., & Cobia, D. (Fall 2009). Dating Violence: Understanding and Intervening with Adolescent Females from an Existential Perspective, Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development (HEJ).
Owens, A.L., Klem, J.L., Brown, D.R., & Parrish, M.S. (2008). Suggestions for improving counselor education training. Exemplar, 21(1), 11.
Works in Progress:
Brown, D. R., Parrish, M. S., & Klem, J. (Manuscript in Progress). The integration of ASERVIC competencies into CACREP-accredited counselor education training programs, Counselor Education and Supervision.
Klem, J. Carney, J., Parrish, M.S., & Brown, D.R. (Manuscript in Progress). The Impact of Indirect Aggression in College Student Adjustment.
Klem, J. & Shumate, S. (Research Project) To Read or Not to Read: Pedagogy Meets the Complexity of Graduate Student Life.
Klem, J. & Shumate, S. (October, 2009) To Read or Not to Read: Pedagogy Meets the Complexity of Graduate Student Life. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Semi-annual Conference: San Diego, CA.
Brown, D.R., & Klem, J.L. (October 2008). Spirituality in counselor education pedagogy: Using the ASERVIC competencies. North Central Association of Counselor Education & Supervision Conference: Indianapolis, IN.
Carney, J. S., Parrish, M. S., Brown, D. R., & Klem, J. (October 2007). Technological integration into counselor training: Consideration of methods and legal and ethical issues. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Semi-annual Conference: Columbus, OH.
Champe, J. & Klem, J.L. (October 2008). Searching for diversity in rural Wisconsin: Counseling trainees on the path to cultural competence. North Central Association of Counselor Education & Supervision Conference: Indianapolis, IN.
Parrish, M.S., Brown, D.R., & Klem, J.L. (March 2009). Clinician's perceptions of counseling competencies and characteristics essential in serving Native American clients. American Counseling Association Convention & Exposition: Charlotte, NC.
Parrish, M. S., Brown, D. R., & Klem, J. (November 2007). A forensic treatment approach to counseling adolescents with inappropriate sexual behaviors. Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference: Birmingham, AL.
Klem, J. L., Brown, D.R., & Parrish, M. S. (March 2009). The Impact of Indirect Aggression on College Student Adjustment. American Counseling Association annual conference: Charlotte, North Carolina.
Klem, J. & Owens, A., & Edwards, L. (2006). It’s Not Just an Eighth Grade Girl Thing: Addressing Relational Aggression in Schools. Poster session presented at the Alabama Counseling Association annual conference, Mobile, Alabama
Owens, A., Klem, J., & Edwards, L. (September, 2006). Relational Aggression and Cyber-Bullying: It’s Not Just “Kids Being Kids”. Poster session presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Orlando, Florida.
Carney, J. Parrish, M., Brown, D., & Klem, J. (October, 2006). Technological Integration into Counselor Training: Consideration of Methods and Legal and Ethical Issues. Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association conference, Clearwater, Florida.
Carney, J.S., Cobia, D.C., Harper, A., Klem, J., & Owens, A. (September, 2006). Conceptualizing Counselor Development: A Tool for Supervisors and Supervisors-in-Training. Presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Orlando, Florida.
Carney, J.S., Cobia, D.C. Adams, L., Harper, A., Hinton, V., Johnson, E., Klem, J., & Owens, A. (October, 2005). Integration of authentic and experiential teaching methods: The use of case-based methods in school and community specialty courses. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Klem, J. & Shumate, S. (Awarded $3817.00 June, 2009) To Read or Not to Read: Pedagogy Meets the Complexity of Graduate Student Life. Rehabilitation & Counseling Department Research and Scholarly Activity Grant.
Klem, J. & Thomas, A. (Awarded $4170.00 December, 2009) Funding to Revise the Mental Health Counseling to meet CACREP Accrediation Standards. Curricular Incubation Center Funding Grant.