Kent B. Provost, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor
  708-534-4373 ext. 4373
  Office Location: G322
  Office Hours: Wed 3 - 5 p.m. and Thu 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  College: COE

  
 
Programs:
Counselor Education and Supervision, Ed.D.
Counseling
Division of Psyc and Counseling

  
  

Kent B. Provost, Ph.D. is the current coordinator of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) CACREP accredited program here at Governors State University.

Dr. Provost received his doctoral degree in 2009 from Idaho State University’s Counselor Education and Counseling (a CACREP accredited doctoral program). He maintains his Licensed Professional Counselor (clinical licensure) in Oregon, practicing as well as conducting supervision for over 15 years. Dr. Provost has extensive experience teaching masters and doctoral courses. Dr. Provost is also a long standing member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Dr. Provost has worked in numerous clinical settings and actively supervises clinicians working with a broad variety of diverse clients (including settings, issues, cultural identity, age, gender-identity, and sexuality). Additionally to conducting supervision and other workshops for Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI) and throughout the United States, Dr. Provost has presented at several national, regional, and state professional conferences on topics related to: clinical supervision, trauma, group work, Alexithymia, co-occurring disorders, men and masculinity, and innovative teaching strategies.

Dr. Provost is currently a national Board member for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). He has also served as a CACREP accreditation site team leader and general visitor for over five years. He has extensive knowledge and experience not only evaluating counseling programs across the United States for accreditation, but has authored four successful full-accreditation self-studies. Dr. Provost is additionally a national CACREP accreditation consultant for other programs seeking accreditation.

Dr. Provost held one of two national student ACA positions for three years as the ACA National Convention Volunteer Coordinator. In this capacity he managed and supervised over 180 student volunteers who volunteered from 12 to 24 hours over a five day period.

Dr. Provost has published articles related to:

  • Dissertation: How CACREP and non-CACREP counselor education training programs shift students' alexithymia during their pre-practicum experience
  • • Effective leadership during times of environmental stress
  • • Parallel process and isomorphism supervisory decision-making model
  • • Autoethnographic photovoice study of doctoral comprehensive exam preparations

Dr. Provost has in-process studies including the following topics:

  • • An integrative supervision model
  • • Counseling skills course from a wellness counselor identity perspective
  • • Co-occurring disorders and effective educational practices in training programs
  • • Group work development through "I" client statements