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The WKU Department of Counseling and Student Affairs presents a Mental Health Professional Development Workshop


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Workshop

Knicely Conference Center

The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is pleased to host a Domestic Violence workshop which meets the KY State training requirements for LPCC continuing education. This workshop is meant for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors.

  • Registration closes at noon on April 4, 2019
  • Approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 3 (ACEP # 4282)
  • Kentucky Board of Social Work CEW Credit Hours Awarded: 3 (KBSWSP 2018051)
  • $15: Students
  • $80: Alumni, Site Supervisors, Faculty
  • $140: Mental Health Professionals
  • Jill Duba Sauerheber, Ph.D. , LPCC, NCC, EMDR Cert., RTC Trained in Gottman Couples Method, Prepare/Enrich Provider

    Dr. Sauerheber is a Professor and Department Head of the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University. She earned a B.S. in biology at Saint Xavier University (Chicago), a M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling at Governors State University, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a cognate in marriage and family counseling at Kent State University in 2004. That year, she accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Western Kentucky University, earned an early promotion to Associate Professor and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2014. Dr. Sauerheber is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certified, Reality Therapy Certified, trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and holds a Certificate of Study in Adlerian Psychology. She maintains a small private counseling practice in which she specializes in trauma, young adult issues, and couples counseling.

    Dr. Sauerheber’s research interests include marital satisfaction, training and gatekeeping of counselor trainees, and the impact of religion and faith on mental health. Since joining WKU, her research has resulted in over 40 peer reviewed journal articles, 3 books and 3 research grants, and over 40 scholarly international and national presentations. Dr. Sauerheber has served in professional leadership roles including but not limited to the president of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, president of the Kentucky/Tennessee Society of Adlerian Psychology, Co-Chair of the American Counseling Association Professional Standards Committee, Co-Chair of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Supervisor Training Committee, and editorial reviewer for The Journal of Individual Psychology, The Family Journal, and the Journal of Counseling and Development. In 2014, she accepted into and completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education Management Development Program which focused on leadership development in higher education.

    Dr. Sauerheber has enjoyed serving WKU in various capacities including member of the WKU Provost Search Committee; WKU Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Continuance, Promotion & Tenure committee; Faculty Sponsor of the WKU St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center; Chair of the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar Program Committee; Program Coordinator of the Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling graduate program; and member of the Faculty Senate. Under her leadership as Department Head, two new on-line graduate certificate programs in College and Career Readiness and Addictions Education were developed to meet current national and regional trends. The Department also became an approved provider continuing education credits for Social Workers and continues to provide continuing education credit for Professional Counselors and Social Workers across the region each year. Dr. Sauerheber also enjoys serving the community as member of the Medical Center Health Foundation Community Relations Committee, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Steering Committee, and as a Canonical Advocate for St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

  • Andrea Kirk-Jenkins, Ph.D., NCC

    Dr. Andrea Kirk-Jenkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University.  Her research interests include eating disorders; college student population; addictions, crisis counseling; and supervision and professional development.  She has authored five peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals over the past five years. Dr. Kirk-Jenkins feels passionate about supporting student’s research endeavors and is currently serving on multiple dissertation and thesis committees. Additionally, Dr. Kirk-Jenkins has conducted 23 presentations and workshops at the national, regional, state, and local levels including the National Conference for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), The National Conference for the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), and the Regional Conference for the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES).

    Clinically, Dr. Kirk-Jenkins is a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and has seen clients with a variety of clinical concerns. Her experience includes working on a college campus in counseling services, working in community-based counseling including in-home treatment, as well as within the local community services board. Dr. Kirk-Jenkins’ clinical passion lies within crisis counseling, particularly sexual assault, interpersonal violence, suicidal, and homicidal ideation. For six years, she worked for a sexual assault and crisis counseling center where she saw clients, worked on the emergency after hours hotline, provided court accompaniment for protective orders, hospital accompaniment for physical evidence recovery kits (PERKS) after a sexual assault, and later served as an on-call supervisor for the center.

  • Participants will develop a better understanding of the current Domestic Violence and Child Abuse statistics, warning signs/symptoms, stages of grief and cycle of abuse.
  • Participants will become more familiar with safety planning and therapeutic interventions and techniques.
  • Participants will be knowledgeable of local resources, reporting statues and protective order protocols.

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