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Amanda Rovnak

Core Faculty
Amanda Rovnak

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Amanda Rovnak began her work with Walden in 2007 as a Contributing Faculty, before transitioning to Core Faculty. She is licensed as a social worker, counselor, and chemical dependency counselor. Most of her clinical work is in addictions treatment.

Dr. Rovnak's clinical experience began in 2000 with a focus in primary addictions treatment. Her clinical experience includes work with youth through elderly clients, various mental health and addictions settings, and with HIV positive clients. Dr. Rovnak has experience teaching in various settings and has coordinated clinical training for counseling students at a brick and mortar University. Dr. Rovnak has contributed to the field of counseling through work with state organizations, presentations, and publications.

Courses Taught

6730 - Counseling Addictive Disorders

6101 - Foundations in Counseling

Education

PhD, The University of Akron - akron, OH United States

Publications

Lange, A., Rovnak, A., VanMeter, C., Clow, T. (2017). Family Systems and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Whisenhunt, J. L., DuFresne, R. M., Stargell, N. A., Rovnak, A., Zoldan, C. A., Kress, V. (2017). Supporting Counselors After a Client Suicide: Creative Supervision Techniques Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Russo, J., Rovnak, A. (2016). John

Smith, S. S., Reynolds, C. A., Rovnak, A. M. (2009). A Critical Analysis of the Social Advocacy Movement in Counseling Journal of Counseling and Development

Presentations

Rovnak, A., White, M. (2016). Using a Personal Change Project to Develop Counselor Trainee/Supervisee Empathy

Rovnak, A., White, M. (2015). When Addiction Isn't Your Specialty: Providing Supervision to Trainees Treating Substance Abusing Clients

Rovnak, A., Russo, J. A. (2015). Onling Teaching, Self-Care, and Burnout: Practice What You Teach ACES

Rovnak, A., White, M. (2014). Take Action: Empathizing with Clients in Various Stages of Change OCA

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