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Richard Kinnier

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Professor
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 PhD 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 35 doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. He has served on over 180 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 about 70 articles, chapters, and books.

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480-965-7293
Education

PhD in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University (1982)

M.Ed  in Counseling from Columbia University (1973)

B.A. in Psychology from Boston College (1971)

Research Interests

Meaning in life, moral values.

Publications
  • Kinnier, R. T. (2017). Group exercises that may increase your self-knowledge and wisdom. Tempe, AZ: LAD Custom Publishing.
  • Kinnier, R. T. (2013). The point of it all (2nd ed.). Acton, MA: XanEdu.
  • Kinnier, R. T., Kernes, J. L., Tribbensee, N. E., VanPuymbroeck, C. M. (Eds.). (2010). The meaning of life, according to the great and the good (2nd. ed.). Bath, England: Palazzo Editions, Ltd.
  • Kinnier, R. T., Wilkins, K. G., Hauser, D. L., Hassert, D. L., & Petrolle, L. C. (2011). The main contributors to a future utopia. Current Psychology, 30, 383-94.
  • Partch, J. J., & Kinnier, R. T. (2011). Values and messages conveyed in college commencement speeches. Current Psychology, 30, 81-92.
  • Kinnier, R. T., Dixon, A. L., Scheidegger, C., & Lindberg, B. (2009). Deliverance from the "Dark Night of the Soul." The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 48, 110-19.
  • Kinnier, R. T., Hofsess, C., Pongratz, R., & Lambert, C. (2009). Attributions for overcoming anxiety and depression. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 82, 153-69.
  • Dannenbaum, S. M., & Kinnier, R. T. (2009). Imaginal relationships with the dead: Applications for psychotherapy. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49, 100-13.
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 534Occupations and Careers
CED 567Group Dynamics and Counseling
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 692Research
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
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
Presentations
  • Venieris, P. Y., & Kinnier, R. T. (2017, August). The Happiness Project: A randomized-controlled trial of an online positive psychology intervention for graduate students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Barros, K. C., & Kinnier, R. T. (2016, August). Borderline personality disorder features, rejection sensitivity,  perceived social support, and sleep quality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Martinez-Morales, V., & Kinnier, R. T. (2016, August). Fourth generation rap values: A step toward Hip-Hop cultural competence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • Kinnier, R. T., Chong, S. S., Minopoli, E. M., & Lee, M. A. (2015, August). Finding and losing best friends. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Beyer, G., & Kinnier, R. T. (2013, August). How Yoga masters experience mindfulness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Satter, R. M., & Kinnier, R. T. (2012, August). Diagnosing mental health disorders in primary care: Evaluation of a new training tool. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Liao, L., & Kinnier, R. T. (2012, August). The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in authenticity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL. 
  • Satter, R. M., & Kinnier, R. T. (2012, August). Some of the best and worst things in life. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
Honors / Awards

None to speak of.

Editorships

* Editor:  Arizona Counseling Journal (1987-88).

* Editorial Board Member:

             Journal of Counseling and Development (1992-95).

              Counseling and Values (1993-2005).

* Ad-hoc Reviewer for about 15 journals, publishers and professional organizations like the American Psychological Association.

Professional Associations

Current Memberships:

American Psychological Association.

American Counseling Association.

Service
  • Chair, College Personnel Committee (2016-18).
  • Chair of the PhD and MC Admissions Committees for several years over the past two decades.
  • Member, College Personnel Committee for 8 years during the past decade.
  • Member of several faculty Search Committes during the past 10 years. 
  • Faculty Senator 10 years ago.
  • Chair of the College of Education Research Committee for 2 terms about a decade ago.
  • Counseling and Counseling Psychology, Training Director (2002 - 2005)
  • Numerous other university, college, and program committees since 1982.
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

I was the chairperson for about 35 theses and dissertations since 1982.

I served on about 180 thesis and dissertation committees since 1982.

Work History

I have been on the faculty at ASU since 1982.

Prior to 1982 I was a supervisor and counselor at an outpatient clinic and a counselor at a psychiatric hospital in New York City.

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