Kara Kaelber

Kara Kaelber, Ph.D., LPCC-S
Associate Professor, Director of the Counseling & Human Development Department

Education

  • B.A., The University of Akron 
  • M.A.Ed., Malone University
  • Ph.D., The University of Akron

Experience

  • 2018-2019, Chair, Psychology Department, Malone University, Canton, OH
  • 2018-2019, Developer and Supervisor of H², Holistic Health Program, for undergraduate students at Malone University, Canton, OH
  • 2017-present, Clinical Site Supervisor for Practicum and Internship students engaging in career counseling services for undergraduate students at Malone University, Canton, OH
  • 2015-present, Director, Counseling and Human Development Department, Malone University, Canton, OH
  • 2015-2016, President of the Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH
  • 2013-present, Associate Professor, Counseling and Human Development Department, Malone University, Canton, OH
  • 2008-2013, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Development Department, Malone University, Canton, OH
  • 2003-2008, Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Kaleidoscope Counseling Services, Canton, OH 
  • 2003-2004, Consultant for School Counselor Program Development, Lighthouse Academy East and West, Akron, OH 
  • 2001-2005, Outpatient Therapist / Community Service Provider, Child Guidance and Family Solutions, Akron, OH 

Recent Scholarly Work

Recent Presentations:

  • Kaelber, K., Feisthamel, K., & Lessick, A. (November 2017). Cultivating Resiliency in Clinical Supervision. Refereed presentation at the 2017 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. 
  • Kaelber, K. (September 2017). The Integration of Positive Psychology into Counseling Practice. Invited Keynote Speaker for the North Central Ohio Counseling Association’s Conference on Practical Applications for Effective Counseling, Cleveland, OH. 
  • Feisthamel, K., Kaelber, K., & Lessick, A. (November 2016). Positive Psychology Meets Clinical Supervision: A Strengths-Based Focus on Supervision. Refereed presentation at the 2016 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. 
  • Kaelber, K., Stevens, H., & Erdman, T. (October 2016). Motivating Volunteers across the Generations. Invited Guest Speaker at the American Counseling Association’s Midwest Region Institute for Leadership Training, Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Kaelber, K. (2015).  The Structure of the Ohio Counseling Association and Ways to Become Involved. Invited Guest Speaker at the Leadership Development Institute at the 2015 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. 
  • Kaelber, K. (2014).  Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Supervision. Refereed presentation at the 2014 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. Refereed presentation at the 2014 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. 
  • Kaelber, K. (2014).  Professional Development Strategies. Invited Guest Speaker at the Leadership Development Institute at the 2014 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. 
  • Kaelber, K. (2014).  The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics: Updates on Ethical Issues Associated with Counseling Minors. Invited Guest Speaker for the Pre-Conference Session at the 2014 All Ohio Counselors Conference, Columbus, OH. 
  • Kaelber, K., Schnyders, C., & King-White, D. (October 2014). Spiritually-Charged Ethical Dilemmas in Counseling.  Professional Development Session sponsored by the Ohio Counseling Association at Malone University, Canton, OH.

Recent Publications

  • Seifert, L. & Kaelber, K. (2013). Photos in Therapeutic Contexts: Are They All Flash? A review of the book: Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age, Edited by Del Loewenthal. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-66736-4.
  • Kaelber, K. & Schwartz, R. C. (2014). Empathy and Emotional Intelligence among Eastern and Western Counsellor Trainees: A Preliminary Study. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v36 n3 p274-286.
  • Seifert, L.S., Flaherty, K., Kaelber, K., & Kromer-Edwards, C. (in press). Using Online Resources in Health Co-Inquiry: A Bifurcated Method for Analyzing Stakeholder Narratives. Current Psychology.
  • Seifert, L.S., Flaherty, K., Kaelber, K., Bowman, T. (in progress). Experiences in Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do Stakeholders Post on the Internet?

Recent Research

  • 2017-present The Health Co-Inquiry Project. This research project is funded through a National Science Foundation institutional grant sub-award for technological innovation and development. The research team consists of Dr. Lauren Seifert, Dr. Kathleen Flaherty, Dr. Kara Kaelber, Cory Edwards, and various graduate and undergraduate research assistants. A webcrawling program has been developed, which yields several types of data associated with URLs from websites that address chronic health conditions.

 

Professional Awards

  • 2017 Dave Brooks Award for Innovation in Counseling, Ohio Counseling Association, Columbus, OH 
  • 2006-2007 Outstanding International Practitioner Award Recipient, Chi Sigma Iota, awarded at the International American Counseling Association Conference, Montreal, Canada 
  • 2005-2006 Outstanding Practitioner Award Recipient, Chi Sigma Iota, University of Akron, Akron, OH 
  • 2005 Certificate of Recognition Award Recipient, for outstanding productivity and counseling services at Child Guidance Centers, Akron, OH

Teaching Assignments

  • Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
  • Management and Advocacy in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Trauma Counseling and Crisis Intervention
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II