Faculty Biography | Aaron Kindsvatter
Aaron Kindsvatter, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
102B Mann Hall
I received my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University in 2006. Although my position at the University of Vermont requires a number of roles, I believe that the intentional facilitation of hope is a common thread that binds my work as a teacher, a researcher, a supervisor and as a citizen of The Counseling Program, together. I am a constructivist in my approach to teaching and supervision. That is; I am intentional in assisting students individualize the therapeutic tools that classes in The Counseling Program at the University of Vermont are designed to provide. Just as all carpenters are introduced to the hammer, yet develop the rhythm of their own swings, I believe that counseling students should be helped to develop individualized knowledge that informs the therapeutic conversations that they will have with their eventual clients. In my work with clients I subscribe primarily to Adlerian theory.
Areas of Expertise:
Adult Learning; Mental Health
- Kindsvatter, A., Osborn, C. J., Bubenzer, D. L., & Onedera, J. D. (In press). Client perceptions of pre-treatment change. Journal of Counseling and Development.
- Onedera, J. D., Paez, S. B., & Kindsvatter, A. (in press). Criteria of non-academic characteristics used to evaluate and retain community counseling students. Journal of Counseling and Development.
- Kindsvatter, A., Nelson, J., & Desmond, K. J. (2009). An invitation to between- session reflection: The use of therapeutic letters in family and couples counseling. The Family Journal, 17(1), 32-38.
- Kindsvatter, A., Onedera, J. D., & Dean E. P. (2008). Structural techniques for engaging reluctant parents in counseling. The Family Journal, 16(3), 204-213.
- Kindsvatter, A., Granello, D. H., & Onedera, J. D. (2008). Cognitive techniques as a means for facilitating supervisee development. Counselor Education and Supervision, 47(3), 179-192.
Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years
Counseling for Career & Lifestyle Development; Developmental Perspectives in Counseling; Diagnosis in Counseling; Practicum/Internship; Professional Issues in Counseling
- Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University
- M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Kent State University
Licensure or Certifications
- Licensed Professional Counselor- (Kentucky) License # KY-0583 (Ohio) License # C8120 (inactive)
- American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counseling Association (ASCA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), Counselors for Social Justice