Kevin M. Powell, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, trainer, and consultant who has been providing assessment and treatment services to at-risk (at-promise) children, adolescents, and their families for the past 3 decades. He has worked in schools, community-based agencies, a hospital, and residential programs including 20+ years in a detention center. He has provided clinical services addressing a variety of psychological issues including general delinquency, anxiety & mood disorders, adverse childhood experiences and trauma, and sexually harmful behavior problems.
Dr. Powell is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University in the Department of Psychology where he lectures, has provided clinical supervision, and is conducting research on protective factors associated with resilience in youth and adults (Powell, et al, 2020).
Kevin's mission is to EDUCATE, ENERGIZE, and Promote hope in teachers, mental health professionals, direct care staff, caseworkers, & parents regarding the valuable work they do with children, adolescents and families.
He has authored several book chapters focusing on strengths-based, relationship-based, holistic services for working effectively with youth and families. He has also authored a book entitled, A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth (2015), as well as a children's book, Our Very Special Bodies (2014), which increases children's knowledge about their bodies and promotes open communication within families to help reduce the risk of childhood sexual victimization.
In addition to his publications, Dr. Powell presents nationally and internationally on a variety of strengths-based topics to assist youth service providers, educators, and caregivers in promoting healthy, resilient child and adolescent development.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University (1997)
Predoctoral internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (1996-97)
M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska (1990)
B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University (1987)