Faculty & Staff Profiles

John Klem

Associate Professor

Office: 231B Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 715/232-1303
Email: klemj@uwstout.edu

Education

  • Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama
    Doctorate of Philosophy
    Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP Accredited)
    May 2008

  • Georgia College
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    Masters of Science, Psychology
    June 1994

  • College of Charleston
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Bachelor of Science, Psychology
    May 1992

Experience Summary

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.

Courses Taught

  • COUN 761 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • COUN 789 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • COUN 723 Psychopathology
  • COUN 788 Counseling Process Laboratory  (Counseling Skills)
  • COUN 447/647 Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • COUN 725 Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
  • COUN 754 Assessment Instruments in Mental Health Counseling
  • COUN 794 Internship in Mental Health Counseling
  • COUN 745 Treating Personality Disorder
  • COUN 752 Group Therapy

Teaching Experience

  • 1/2008 – Current
    Assistant Professor
    Mental Health Counseling Program
    Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling
    University of Wisconsin-Stout
    Menomonie, WI

Responsibilities include program administration, serving on student advisory committees, teaching, research, service, and outreach.

  • 5/2006 – 8/2007
    Doctoral Practicum Teaching Experience
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama

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.

  • 1/2007 – 5/2007
    Adjunct Instructor
    Southern Union State Community College
    Opelika, Alabama

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.

Professional Experience

  • 5/2008 –Current   
    Program Director
    Mental Health Counseling Program
    Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling       
    University of Wisconsin-Stout
    Menomonie, WI

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.

  • 1/2006 – 4/2006
    Clinical Doctoral Practicum Experience
    Twin Cedars Child and Adolescent Sex Offender Unit
    LaGrange, Georgia

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.

  • 2/1999 – 5/2004   
    Program Director/Counselor Supervisor
    Aspen Youth Services
    Academy at Swift River
    Cummington, Massachusetts

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.

  • 5/1998 – 2/1999   
    Program Counselor
    Aspen Youth Services
    Mt. Bachelor Academy
    Prineville, Oregon

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

  • 7/1997 – 5/1998    
    Director of Admissions
    Hidden Lake Academy
    Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 12/1996 – 7/1997   
    Dean of Students

    Hidden Lake Academy
    Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 1/1995 – 12/1996   
    Primary Counselor

    Hidden Lake Academy
    Dahlonega, Georgia

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.

  • 4/1994 – 12/1994   
    Residential Counselor III

    Three Springs
    Blue Ridge, Georgia

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.

Scholarship

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.  

Scholarly Presentations:

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.

Grants

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.

Professional Memberships

  1. American Counseling Association (ACA) 2004-ongoing

  2. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2004-ongoing

  3. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) 2008-ongoing.

  4. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) 2006-2008

  5. Member Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honorary Society (CSI)

  6. Co Chair of the Professional Development Committee Chi Sigma Iota 2005-2008

  7. Wisconsin Counseling Association 2008-ongoing

Leadership

  1. Vice President and Member, Board of Directors, Arbor Place, Inc. – A residential an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, Menomonie, WI, (2009-ongoing).

  2. Secretary/Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, Arbor Place, Inc. – A residential an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, Menomonie, WI, (2008-2009).

  3. College of Human Development Representative on the Personnel Policies Committee, (Aug. 2008- Aug. 2010)

  4. Three Search Committees for Assistant Professor Position in Mental Health Counseling, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

  5. Search Committee for Staff Psychologist for the University of Wisconsin-Stout Counseling Center, Spring 2009

  6. Faculty Advisor, Mental Health Alliance Student Organization (2008-on going)

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