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Ken Roach

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Brief Biography

Dr. Ken Roach has worked as a clinical mental health counselor for more than 22 years. Ken graduated from the University of Utah in 1999 (M.S., Educational Psychology) and Argosy University (Denver) in 2014 (Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision).

Since 2004, Ken has taught more than 250 graduate-level counseling classes at the University of Phoenix (Utah Campus and Online), and more than 50 classes at Argosy University (Salt Lake City Campus). For more than 5 years, Ken has directed the University of Phoenix "Counseling Skills Center," a training clinic for graduate students in the University's CACREP-accredited CMHC training program.

For more than 15 years, Ken worked for Salt Lake County Youth Services, where he provided a range of counseling services to adolescents and their families. For 4 years, Ken has provided family therapy at the Wasatch Canyons in-patient psychiatry unit. Ken also maintains private practices in Millcreek and Pleasant Grove. In his clinical work, Ken tries to maintain a humanistic perspective, integrating the emotional, relational, existential, and spiritual dimensions of ourselves.

Ken used to be a victim advocate for the Rape Recovery Center, and he taught victim advocates for 10 years for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA). Ken now provides expert witness testimony in sexual violence cases. Ken has served on the DOPL CMHC licensing board for 5 years and the LGBTQ+-Affirmative Therapist Guild for 8 years. Ken has presented many times at local, regional, and national conferences.

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