Kimberly A. Hart, Ph.D., LCPC, LPC, PEL:SC, NCC, ACS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Community Counseling Training Center, Counseling Field-Experience Coordinator, Counseling Admissions Coordinator
- Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, Northern Illinois University
- M.S.Ed. Counseling, Northern Illinois University
- B.A. Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kimberly A. Hart, Ph.D. directs daily procedures and service provisions in the Community Counseling Training Center (CCTC), teaches practicum and internship courses, provides academic advising to master's and doctoral students, coordinates admissions processes for new applicants, and monitors student readiness for practicum and internship. She also provides supervision of department graduate assistants who support the admissions, CCTC and counseling internship functions and research endeavors. Professor Hart has an evolving program of research and scholarship in experiential learning and group facilitation, intersectionality of cultural identities, inclusive practices professional organizations, compassionate and conscious social justice and intersectionality of spirituality and sexuality for non-majority individuals. Professor Hart's scholarly work includes annual presentations at the local, regional and national level.
- Raheem, M. A. and Hart, K. A. (Accepted). Complexity and intersectionality of crisis and trauma in counseling those of African descent.
- Hart, K. A. (Accepted). Multicultural inclusion: A phenomenological study of men of color who are professional counselors. (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest.
- Lauka, J. D., Hart, K. A., Binhackova, M., and Friedman, E. N. (Spring, 2015). Cultivating Authentic Community in Counseling Programs through Faculty-Student Relationships. ACA VISTAS.
Special Interests and Service Work
Professor Hart's service work crosses several areas of mental health awareness, advocacy, and education. Professor Hart is a past-president of the Illinois Counseling Association (2019-2020), Illinois Association for Specialists in Group Work (2016-17) and Illinois Counselors for Social Justice (2015-16). Professor Hart's advocacy and education work extend to National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) Mental Health First Aid training for youth, adults and higher education institutions, NBCC-I Mental Health Facilitator training and Mindful Cross-Cultural group facilitation. Professor Hart's leads the Men of Color research team with focused efforts to improve the connections with and empowerment of Black, indigenous, men of color in the general population and counseling profession.
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