About me

I bring a lifetime of interest in existential issues to my practice as a clinical counselor/psychotherapist. I bring this same interest and my love of teaching to my role as a professor of counseling. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to email me at kaibabprof@gmail.com.

For those interested, here are my current CV and my statement of my teaching philosophy:

Current CV
Teaching Philosophy

Here are my dissertation and my defense presentation:

The Influence of Personal Threat, Personal Loss, Age, Practice Characteristics, and Death Education on Counselors’ Death Anxiety and Death Acceptance

Dissertation Defense presentation

Professional interests

Death, dying, and bereavement
I am exploring how these issues affect counselors and their clients

Common factors and counseling efficacy
Years of research have shown the counseling relationship accounts for more change than does any specific technique. More recent research supports the need for counselors to seek feedback from their clients.

Sexuality in counseling
Sexuality is an important issue for our clients, but it is rarely addressed in counselor education.

Film, drama, and acting in counselor education
These arts can help counseling trainees to understand varied perspectives.


Ph.D., Counselor education, 2017
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

M.A., Counseling, 2007
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

B.A., American studies, 1977
Antioch College
Yellow Springs, Ohio