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Richard Kinnier

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0811
Biography

After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College in 1971 and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1973, Richard Kinnier worked as a counselor for several years at Manhattan State Hospital and the Postgraduate Center in New York City. After he obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University in 1982, he accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Arizona State University. He served as the Director of Clinical Training for the Counseling Psychology program from 2002-2005. Since 1982 Dr. Kinnier has taught 17 courses and chaired about 25 doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. He has served on over 150 dissertation and thesis committees. Dr. Kinnier has conducted research in several areas but his main interest has been on topics related to values clarification, decision making, and meaning in life. He has published over 60 articles, chapters, and books.

Publications
  • Kinnier, Richard T, Kernes, J L, Tribbensee, N E, VanPuymbroeck, C M. The Meaning of life, according to the Great and the Good. (2006).
  • J Kernes, Richard Kinnier. Psychologists search for the good life. Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005).
  • Richard Kinnier, S Dannenbuam, D Lee, P Aasen, J Kernes. Values extolled in U.S. presidential inaugural addresses. Counseling & Values (2004).
  • Richard Kinnier, J Kernes, N Tribbensee, C VanPuymbroeck. What eminent people have said about the meaning of life. Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2003).
  • Richard Kinnier, N Tribbensee, C Rose, S Vaughan. In the final analysis: More wisdom from people who have faced death. Journal of Counseling and Development (2001).
  • Richard Kinnier, T Fisher, M Darcy, T Skinner. The fate of career dreams: A test of Levinson's theory. Australian Journal of Career Development (2001).
  • Kinnier, Richard T. The point of it all. (2001).
  • Kinnier, Richard T (Author) ,Kernes, J L (Author) . Review of the Career Values Card Sort Kit. A counselor's guide to career assessment instruments (2001).
  • Richard Kinnier, J Kernes, T Dautheribes. A short list of universal moral values. Counseling and Values (2000).
  • Kinnier, Richard T (Author) . Existentially speaking. Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and for facilitating career groups (2000).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 645Professional Issues and Ethics
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 501Res & Eval. in Counseling
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 692Research
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 679History/Systems of Psychology
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 784Internship
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 501Res & Eval. in Counseling
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 692Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 784Internship
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 784Internship
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 784Internship
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 784Internship
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CPY 784Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 790Reading and Conference
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 690Reading and Conference
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 784Internship
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CPY 784Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 528School Counseling
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CED 590Reading and Conference
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 690Reading and Conference
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 692Research
CPY 784Internship
CPY 790Reading and Conference
CPY 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Kinnier, Richard, Hofsess, C, Pongratz, R, Lambert, C, Kerr, B, Smith, E. Attributions and inspirations for overcoming anxiety and depression. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA (Aug 2006).
  • Kinnier, Richard, Kernes, J, Hayman, J, Flynn, P, Simon, E, Kilian, L. Values most extolled in Nobel Peace Prize speeches (besides peace). Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA (Apr 2006).
  • Tapia, H, Kinnier, Richard, MacKinnon, D. A comparison of Mexican-American youth who are in gangs and those who are not. annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA (Apr 2006).
  • Kernes, J, Kinnier, Richard. Meaning in psychologists' personal and professional lives. Annual Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA (Apr 2006).
  • Dannenbaum, S, Kinnier, Richard. Continuing bonds with deceased friends and family members. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC (Aug 2005).
  • Dorre, A, Kinnier, Richard. The ethics of bias in counselor terminology. Annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA (Apr 2005).
  • Kinnier, Richard, Dixon Rayle, A, Scheidegger, C, Lindberg, B. The morning after the 'Dark Night of the Soul.'. Annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA (Apr 2005).
  • Kinnier, Richard. Spirituality in the Healing Process: An Exploration from the Practitioners' Perspective. Moderator for a panel discussion sponsored by AWARE, Tempe, AZ (Mar 2002).
  • Kernes, J, Kinnier, Richard. Psychologists' view of the good life. Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA (Aug 2001).
  • Kinnier, Richard. Introduction for John Krumboltz: Reflections on the past and Visions for the future. Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2001).
  • Kinnier, Richard, Kernes, J. The search for meaning and core values. Symposium paper at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC (Aug 2000).
  • Kinnier, Richard, Kernes, J, VanPuymbroeck, T, Tribbensee, N. The meaning of life, according to eminent people. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2000).
  • Kinnier, Richard. Career decisions. Ocotillo Branch, Phoenix Public Library (Mar 2000).
Service
  • Program Committee, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Research Committee, Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Counseling and Counseling Psychology, Training Director (2002 - 2005)
  • Research Committee, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • COUNSELING AND VALUES, Editorial Board Member (1993 - 2005)
  • Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Committee, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • Division Curriculum, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Academic Affairs and Curriculum, Member (1996 - 2004)
  • Northern Illinois University, doctoral dissertation, External reviewer (2002 - 2002)
  • Post-Tenure Review Process, Auditor (2002 - 2002)
  • Honorary Degree Committee, Member (1999 - 2002)
  • Honors and Awards Committee, Member (1999 - 2001)
  • Program Self-study Committee, Member (1999 - 2001)
  • Elections Subcommitte, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Operations Committee, Member (1998 - 2000)