PhD, Walden University; MA, The University of Akron; BA, Bowling Green State University
Intimate partner violence; emotional intelligence; trauma and addiction
Dr. Welty is the executive director of an outpatient drug and alcohol program in Ohio and a professional lecturer and presenter of professional continuing education. He has developed a strong internship program and has helped prepare many counselors for their professional careers. His clinical specialty is forensic counseling and addictions with expertise in working with perpetrators of intimate partner violence and sexual offenders. Dr. Welty has been in practice since 1989 with experiences in the prison system, juvenile corrections, community mental health, therapeutic foster care, and chemical dependency programming. He serves as a board member for a local homeless shelter and is active in expanding programs to reach members of his community who are uninsured or underinsured. In 2007, Dr. Welty was recognized as a distinguished supervisor by the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Welty has been teaching in higher education since 2003 and is an instructor in Walden’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program.