Dr. Daniel B. Kissinger will join the School of Health Sciences this fall as director of counseling at Stephens College.
Kissinger has served as chair of the counseling department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha since 2014, and was previously an associate professor in the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville counselor education program, where he served as the clinical coordinator for eight years.
Kissinger’s research interests include wellness/wellness counseling, student-athletes, and issues surrounding the therapeutic/supervisory alliances. His teaching interests include clinical supervision, diagnosis and treatment planning, counseling theory and techniques, and crisis intervention.
“We are so fortunate to be able to welcome Dr. Dan Kissinger as the next director of our M.Ed. in Counseling program,” said Dr. Julia Moffitt, dean of the School Health Sciences. “Dr. Kissinger brings a wealth of experience and has a holistic, forward-thinking vision for the program.
“One of our top priorities is to formalize student instruction in telehealth, which, during the current COVID-19 crisis, has highlighted the need for safe and effective delivery of mental health services. Dr. Kissinger is excited to accomplish that goal in collaboration with Burrell Behavioral Health, Stephens’ partner and a leader in telehealth.”
“I’m excited to join the Stephens College community and feel fortunate to have been selected to lead the counseling program,” Kissinger said. “I’m looking forward to building on the strong foundation and reputation set by the previous and current faculty, staff and students.”
Kissinger graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He completed his M.S. in Kinesiology at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance from Clemson University, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. His clinical work has included rural mental health agencies, private hospitals, college counseling centers and private practice.