Kent Becker, Ed.D. serves as a faculty member within the Counseling Department at Saybrook University. In addition to serving in a faculty role, Kent served as program director and dean for the College of Social Sciences. Before joining Saybrook in 2014, he taught within graduate counseling programs at the University of Wyoming for sixteen years. During this time Kent served as department chair for six years and doctoral program coordinator for twelve years. Over the years, Kent has taught a variety of counseling courses including, Basic Counseling Skills, Group Counseling & Psychotherapy, RC Experientials, RC ProSeminars, Family Systems Theory, Structure & Dynamics of the Family, Couple and Family Counseling, Advanced Family Therapy, Counseling Ethics, Doctoral Seminars, Counseling Practicum, Group Counseling Practicum, Couple and Family Practicum and Supervised Internship.
Since 2006, Dr. Becker has been working with mental health consumers in a variety of communities. This work has included the use of photovoice as a research and advocacy tool helping individuals impacted by mental health challenges and the system to share their stories - through photographs and narratives. His photovoice work has also included working with communities in Canada, India and Germany.
Kent is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kent resides in Colorado with his family and their two dogs (and cats). Kent loves being outdoors with his camera in hand, running, hiking and cycling.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Counseling Couples and Families Counselor Education Supervision
- Education History
Degree Institution Year Ed.D. Counselor Education University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 1994 M.A. Agency Counseling University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 1990 B.S. Therapeutic Recreation Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 1982
- Professional Memberships
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Wyoming Licensed Professional Counselor, Wyoming
Roxas, K., Cho, J., Rios, F., Jaime, A., & Becker, K. (2015). Critical cosmopolitan multicultural education (CCME). Multicultural Education Review, 7 (4), 230–248.
Nolte, M. C., Bruce, M., & Becker, K. (2015). Building a Community of Researchers Using the Research Mentoring Model. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 7 (2), http://dx.doi.org/10.7729/72.1070.
Becker, K., Lambert, S., Reiser, K., & Covello, C. (2014). Photovoice: Conducting community-based participatory research in mental health. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9 (2), 188-209.
- Professional Skills
Photovoice, Community-Based Participatory Research, Family Counseling, Counselor Supervision, Higher Education Leadership