Kimanne Foraker-Koons, LMFT

  JCOUN10-1005335 ADJUNCT FACULTY
  708-235-3959 ext. 3959
  Office Location:

G320


  Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 2 – 4 p.m.
  College: COE

  
 
Programs:
Counseling
Division of Psyc and Counseling

  
  

I graduated in 2006 from Governors State University within the Marriage and Family Track. I defended my portfolio under the experiential model as quoted from Virginia Satri, “life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”


While in Governors State University (2005-2006) I worked in the Counseling Lab as a grad assistant and Lab Coordinator where I performed phone intakes and assessments to evaluate candidates for graduate level practicum courses. Along with scheduling students and professors time frames concerning those candidates fitting the program needs.

I started teaching as an adjunct professor in the counseling department in 2013. Four years later, I was teaching as a visiting lecturer professor and invited to teach as a part time professor in fall of 2019.
My bachelor’s degree background is in law enforcement under Administration in Justice, Art minor and specialized in Homicide Investigation.

ACCREDITATIONS

Licensure – Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Illinois
Certificate- ICASA 40 hour training against sexual assault
Certificate - Divorce Mediation
Certificate – Substitute Teaching
Interrogation Techniques – Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates Inc.

PROFESSIONAL WRITINGS

Treasure Chest (co-author of chapter), The Therapist’s Notebook Resources for Working with Children; publisher Haworth Press, 2006

Games Couples Play, The Therapist’s Notebook Resources for Working with Children; publisher Haworth Press, 2007

One, Two, Three Draw, The Therapist’s Notebook Resources for Working with Children; publisher Haworth Press, 2007



AWARDS RECEIVED

Several awards for “Outstanding Volunteer Service to Illinois children and their families” from The Department of Children and Family Services.

2016 Women of the Year, National Services of Professional Women.


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

• Created, organized, and directed several programs benefiting abused and
neglected children with The Department of Children and Family Services.

• Worked with local psychologists designing and creating “Ident” dolls, used to
help sexually and physically abused children.

• Assisted the founding creators of “Lock Out Child Krime”. (L.O.C.K.), an
organization responsible for changing, improving and strengthening State and
Federal laws pertaining to child molesters and the victims of child molestation.

• Created and taught personal security and safety classes for women.

• Special Olympics

• Member of the Parker Junior High School disciplinary Advisory Board.
• Lectures concerning the art of puppetry and incorporating puppets into family
counseling.

• Lecturing community events on Sexual Abuse