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Counseling & Testing Center Staff - Karl Laves

Karl Laves, Ph.D.

Karl Laves, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Licensed Counseling Psychologist

Office:  409 Potter Hall
Phone:  270-745-3159


CNS 574: College student development
PSY/CNS/SW 627: Assessment and treatment of addictions


Research and teaching interests

  • Abnormal psychology
  • College student development
  • Suicide prevention


I am a former guidance counselor and assistant principal who did not want to grow up, so I entered a doctoral program at the University of Missouri-Columbia and came to WKU to work in a college counseling center. I love my family, I love my job, and I love to eat. I like to use humor and encouragement when working with students and I like to challenge people to see their own strengths. I believe that life is too short to be miserable and too precious to be cautious. Listen to Karl

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 Last Modified 9/25/14