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Keith Marlett

Dr. Keith Marlett, Provost; Professor of Counseling; Chair of the Christian Counseling Program

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kmarlettDr. Keith Marlett, Chair of the Christian Counseling program at Davis College Dr. Keith Marlett has been named the Chair of the Christian Counseling program at Davis College.

Dr. Marlett was an Associate Professor of Counseling at Grace College and Theological Seminary. He has been an ordained minister for 33 years, has served 25 years in pastoral ministry and several years as a town justice. He is a licensed professional counselor in Ohio and Indiana and has been the director of a seminary counseling center. He has been an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological Seminary (Ohio), Baptist Bible College (Pennsylvania) and Liberty University (Virginia).

Dr. Parker states, “As Chair of the Christian Counseling program Dr. Marlett will bring a wealth of experience along with a pastor’s heart to the College campus. Our students will benefit from his knowledge and skills as they sit under his teaching and learn the ways of a Christian counselor. Davis College is blessed to have a man of the caliber of Dr. Marlett.”

Education:

Ph.D.
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia – 2008, Professional CounselingDissertation title: “Personality characteristics of counseling students at a Midwest evangelical seminary as correlates of success, satisfaction, and self-perceived effectiveness”
M.A.
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia – 2000, Professional Counseling
B.S.
Liberty Baptist College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1978Pastoral Studies major, double minor in Theology & Greek
Bible Diploma
Thomas Road Bible Institute, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1975Bible
A.A.S.
Auburn Community College, Auburn, New York, 1973Police Science
Additional graduate studies in counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, 2000 – 2001
Additional graduate studies at Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Florida, 1982

License and Certificates:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana, License # 39002121A (2009 – Current)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Ohio, License # C0007296 (2001 – Current)
  • Certified to teach in non-tax supported schools in Ohio (1998 – Current)
  • New York State Town Magistrate certification (1994 – 1997)
  • Ordained minister – 1979 – Current

Teaching Experience:

Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, 2009 – 2012

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, CACREP Accredited
  • Master of Arts in Interpersonal Relations Program
  • Hybrid Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, CACREP Accredited
  • Hybrid Master of Arts in Interpersonal Relations Program
  • Assistant Professor of Counseling

Experience Teaching:

  • CPY 510 – Foundations of Clinical Mental Health
  • CPY 515 – Marriage & Family Counseling
  • CPY 525 – PsychopathologyCPY 535 – Counseling Skills
  • CPY 559 – Research & Statistics
  • CPY 570 – Practicum (including individual supervision)
  • CPY 660 – Lifestyle & Career Counseling

Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2007 – 2009

Center for Counseling and Family Studies:

  • Adjunct Professor of Counseling

Experience Teaching:

  • COUN 506 – Integration of Psychology and Theology

Baptist Bible College, Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, 2009

Master of Science in Counseling Ministries Program:

  • Adjunct Professor of Counseling

Experience Teaching:

  • CO 560 – Ethnicity, Families, & Counseling

Ashland Theological Seminary, 2003-2008:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling Program
  • Master of Divinity Program
  • Adjunct Professor of Counseling

Experience Teaching:

  • PM 804 – Pastoral Counseling
  • PM 830 – Group Dynamics (M.Div. Program)
  • IT 695 – Field Study (Group Dynamics Portion)
  • APC 887 – Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • PC 826 – Dimensions of Healing
  • PC 830 – Group Dynamics
  • PC 850 – Group Counseling (M.A.C.C. Program)
  • PC 891 – Introduction to Research Methods and Design

Counselor Supervision Training Received:

  • Completed Consultation and Supervision Management (APC 893), a graduate course at Ashland Theological Seminary, Fall, 2000.
  • Course focused on defining, delineating, and describing the role of the human service professional as consultant and supervisor. Models and skills were discussed and developed. Unique issues pertaining to the consultant and the supervisor were also delineated.
  • Completed continuing education classes in supervision
  • 2005 – Spirituality and Supervision- R. Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D., Angela Nicolosi, M. Ed.
  • 2005 – Counseling Supervisors: Who We Are and What We Do David Mann, Ph.D., Michael Reuschling, Ph.D.
  • 2006 – Counseling Supervisors: Who We Are and What We Do David Mann, Ph.D., Michael Reuschling, Ph.D.
  • 2011 – Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions
  • 2011 – Cyber-Supervision: Ethical and Cultural Pitfalls and Rewards

Publications:

Marlett, K., Wetherbee, L., & Donofrio, A. (2011). Normative MMPI-2 profiles of Christian counseling students: An investigation of subculture in standardized testing. Pastoral Psychology, Preprints. 1-13

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Indiana Counseling Association

Professional Experience:

    • 2011-2012 – Hybrid Counseling Program Director at Grace College & Seminary
    • Administrative director of the program; responsible for coordinating faculty hire, academic oversight and the creation and implementation of policies & procedures
    • 2009-2012 – Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Graduate Department of Counseling at Grace College & Seminary
    • 2004-2008 – Director of the Smetzer Counseling Center on the campus of Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland Ohio (serving public clients in the greater Ashland area).

Duties included:

    • General administrative oversight of the counseling center, the campus counselor the administrative assistant, and the graduate students at the center
    • Selected and hired professional clinical counselors to provide clinical oversight of the counselor trainees at the counseling center
    • Trained counselor trainees at the counseling center in acceptable standards of practice, record keeping, etc.
    • Provided counseling services and crisis management at the center
    • Administered MMPI-2, NEO-PIR assessments and personal interviews for applicants to the Midwest Counseling Program
    • Teaching responsibilities in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, and the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling programs.
  • 2008 – Guest professor at South America Theological Seminary (Argentina)
  • 2001 – 2002 – Professional Counselor at Pastoral Counseling Service, Akron, Ohio
    • Provided counseling for children, adolescents, adults
  • 1999 – 2000 – Counseling Intern at Fairhaven Counseling, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Pastoral Counseling Service, Akron, Ohio
    • Provided counseling for children, adolescents, adults
  • 1999 -2000 – Counseling Intern at Pastoral Counseling Service, Akron, Ohio
    • Provided counseling for children, adolescents, adults
  • 1997 – 2004 – Senior Pastor of the West Hill Baptist Church, Bath, Ohio
  • 1979 – 1997 – Founding Pastor of the Susquehanna Valley Baptist Church, Oneonta, New York

Church pastoral duties included:

  • Pulpit ministry
  • Oversight of staff
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • Counseling services
  • Crisis and grief counseling
  • Oversight of children’s programs.

Higher Education Service:

  • 2011 – Member of the Grace Online Education Committee
  • 2010 – 2011 – Member on the Institutional Review Board of Grace College & Seminary
  • 2009 – 2010 – Member of the Academic Affairs Committee of Grace College & Seminary
  • 2009 – 2012 – Graduate Counseling Department Admissions Committee
  • 2006 – 2007 – Member of the Ashland Theological Seminary Curriculum Review Committee
  • 2004 – 2008 – Voting member at the faculty meetings at Ashland Theological Seminary

Community Service:

    • 2010 – present – Attend Warsaw Wesleyan Church, Warsaw, Indiana
    • 2010 – 2012 – Assisting with Child Evangelism Fellowship of North Central Indiana
    • 2006 – 2009 – Member, Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio
    • 2004 – present – Pulpit Supply for various churches
    • 2002 – 2004 – Board member of Summit Christian School, Akron, Ohio
    • 1998 – 1999 Chaplain and computer instructor at Summit Christian School, Akron, Ohio.
      • Instructor for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade computer classes
    • 1994 – 1997 – Local Criminal Court Judge, Town of Oneonta, New York

Duties included:

      • Presiding over the criminal and civil court
      • Presiding over the traffic court
      • Administrative oversight of the court
      • Fiscal oversight of the court
    • 1995 – 1997 – Instructor of judicial re-certification classes for New York State Local Criminal Court judges
    • 1987 – 1994 – Chairman and member of the Town of Oneonta, New York Planning Board

Duties included:

    • Chairing the meetings
    • Presiding over public hearings
    • Meeting with potential major developers
    • Assisting applicants through the required processes