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Kelly Dardis

Academic Coordinator
Kelly Dardis

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. School Counseling

Dr. Dardis' field experience includes her time as a school counselor in a title one, inner city school in Fort Worth, Texas for seven years, after having spent the three years prior as a high school science teacher. While working toward her clinical license, she worked at a family clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. She has five years of experience in the clinical setting, with a specialty in children and adolescents, especially play therapy, as well as specialized training in sand-tray therapy. Her passions in the profession include school counseling and group counseling.
Licensed as a school counselor and professional counselor in both Ohio and Texas, Dr. Dardis is fully committed to leadership in the counseling profession. She has served as the Treasurer for North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision; the President of Northwest Ohio Counseling Association; President of the Ohio Association of Group Workers; Co-Chair of the Ohio Counseling Association's Professional Identity and Ethics Committee; and on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling Practice. Further, Dr. Dardis has received a number of awards, including the following: both a Presidential Fellow and Emerging Leader Fellow for the Association of Counselor Education & Supervision; Counselor Educator of the Year from the Ohio School Counselor Association; Counselor Educator Fellow for the American School Counselor Association; and Emerging Scholar from the Association of Specialists in Group Work, Texas School Counselor of the Year, ACA's Ross Trust recipient, CSI fellow; North West Ohio Supervisor of the Year; Bayard Friedman Community Hero Award in recognition of her research in online group counseling and others.
Her research areas are both qualitative and quantitative studies in the area of online groups, the use of technology in counseling practices & teaching, and school counselor development.

Courses Taught

COUN 6401S - Practicum

COUN 6500S - Internship 1

COUN 6320S - Group Counseling in Schools

COUN 6311S - Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation in the Schools

COUN 6322s - Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Responses

COUN 6311S - Introduction to School Counseling

COUN 6501S - Internship 2

GRPL 6100 - Group Lab

RES - Residency


PhD, Texas A&M - Commerce

MS, Texas Womans University

BS, Montana State University

Awards / Honors

ACES Emerging Leader, , 2013

ACES Presidential Fellow, , 2014

Bayard Friedman Community Hero Award for Service, , 2009

Distinguished Service Award, Texas Counselors Association, 2011

Emerging Leader, National Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, 2012

Family Homes and Schools Value Driven Leadership Award, , 2008

Fellow, Chi Sigma Iota - International counseling association, 2005

George E. Hill School Counselor Educator of the Year, Ohio School Counseling Association, 2013

Middle School Counselor of the Year, Texas School Counselor Association, 2007

National Association of Specialist in Group Work , , 2012

National School Counselor Educator Coalition MetLife, , 2012

Outstanding Doctoral Student, Texas A&M, 2009

Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award, Chi Sigma Iota - International coun. society, 2005

Outstanding Supervisor, North West Ohio Counselor Association, 2015

Presidential Fellow, National Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, 2014

Ross Trust Award, American Counseling Association, , 2005

Ruth Ann White, Counseling Award and Scholarship, , 2009

School Counselor Commendation, Fort Worth, , 2005

Texas Counselors Association Distinguished Service, , 2011

Texas Middle School Counselor of the Year, , 2007

Truax Graduate Student Scholarship, , 2007

Value Driven Leadership Award, Family Homes and Schools, 2008


Kozlowski, K. A. (2015). A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Process Groups Journal of Technology In Human Service

kozlowski, k. a. (2017). A National Survey of the Integration of Technology into Counseling Practice NBCC

kozlowski, k. a. (2016). A Pilot Study of Online Group Leadership Skills: Perceived Usage and Difficulty Level. The Journal of Counseling Practice

Dardis, K. A. (2018). A Pilot Survey of the Integration of Technology into Counseling Practice. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice. Fall 2018

Dardis, K. A. (2019). An exploration of supervision training opportunities for school counselors Journal of School Counseling

Kozlowski, K. A. (2014). Experiences in online process groups: A qualitative study The Journal for Specialists in Group Work

Holmes, C., Dardis, K. A. (2014). Faculty experiences in a research learning community The Journal of Faculty Development

kozlowski, k. a. (2016). Group Counseling Collaboration Model: Support for Virtual High School Students VISTAS

Kozlowski, K. A. (2012). Healing through mythology Journal of Poetry Therapy

Kozlowski, K. A. (2013). Implementing adventure based counseling in schools: An integrated approach ACA Vistas

Kozlowski, K. A. (2015). Incorporating technology into a school counseling groups ACA VISTAS

Kozlowski, K. A. (2013). Integrating school counseling core curriculum into academic curriculum Journal of School Counseling

Kozlowski, k. A. (2014). Integrating Web 2.0 technology in education and clinical settings: An isomorphic perspective Journal of Technology in Human Services

Holden, J., Oden, K., Kozlowski, K. (2011). Teaching about near death experiences: The effectiveness of using The Day I Died " Omega: Journal of Death and Dying

Kozlowski, K. A. (2017). Teaching online group counseling skills in a group counseling courseThe Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Dardis, K. A., Holmes, C., Hampton, D. (2014). The effectiveness of college-wide research learning communities in increasing research self efficacy of new faculty Learning Communities Journal

Kozlowski, K. A. (2013). Training School Counselors ACA Vistas

Kozlowski, K. A. (2015). "Tech Support": Implementing professional development to assist higher education faculty to teach with technology Journal of Continuing Education and Development


Holmes, C., Dardis, K. A. (2013). A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Group Counseling: Information for Counselor Education

Dardis, K. A. (2007). A counselor's role in relationship aggression

Dardis, K. A. (2007). Building Bridges: Marketing your profession

Dardis, K. A. (2007). Counselors bring relevance to academics

Dardis, K. A. (2019). Creating Active Learning Online

Dardis, K. A. (2019). Distance Learning, Garekeeping, and Group Projects

Dardis, K. A. (2019). DL Group Work and How to Address Problematic Student Behaviors

Dardis, K. A. (2006). Ethics 101

Dardis, K. A. (2006). Ethics of School Counseling 101

Dardis, K. A., Day, M. (2012). Facilitating Adventure-based Counseling in Schools

Dardis, K. A. (2012). Filling your plate with school counseling: Removing the duty

Dardis, K. A. (2006). Gangs, Brotherhood and the Three Musketeers: Reaching Youth at Risk

Dardis, K. A. (2013). Grounded Theory Study of School Counselor Development: Implications for Training and Supervision

Kozlowski, K. A. (2017). How's and Why's of Online Group Work and Online Group Course Development ASGW

Holmes, C., Dardis, K. A. (2014). I "Like" It: Technology & Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom

Dardis, K. A. (2014). Implementing the Use of Web 2.0 Tools into Teaching Pedagogy

Dardis, K. A. (2012). Integrated Guidance: Closing the gap with guidance

Dardis, K. A., Mikesina, L., Parks, B. (2013). Integrating Technology Practices in School Counseling Groups

Dardis, K. A. (2012). Jungian Amplification and Myth with Preteens and Teens

Dardis, K. A. (2011). Life is an Odyssey Inward

Dardis, K. A. (2007). Marketing your profession

Dardis, K. A., Celusta, M., Fruche, C., Parks, B., Flanagan, T., Mikesina, L., Laura, V. (2013). One Technique: Countless Applications in Schools

Kozlowski, K. A. (2016). Online group counseling in schools ACA

Dardis, K. A. (2005). Paradigm Shift: Guidance Meets Academics

Adams, S., Dardis, K. A. (2004). Parent adult, child?: Transactional Analysis is the answer

Dardis, K. A., Niewelski, C., Renollet, H. (2012). Person Centered Play Therapy in Practice

Huss, S., Dardis, K. A. (2012). Personal Vales and Ethical Decision Making

Kozlowski, K. A. (2016). Practitioner's use of online counseling ACA

Dardis, K. A. (2007). Relationship Aggression Hurts Me

Dardis, K. A. (2009). Sandplay: Silent Healing in Middle Schools

Dardis, K. A. (2008). School Counselors and AYP: Measure of success

Dardis, K. A. (2010). Secondary School Counselor Development: Skovholt and Ronnestad Revisited

Woodyard, C., Dardis, K. A. (2004). So, This Is Who I Am- Discovering your Personal Culture

Dardis, K. A. (2005). Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Relationship Aggression Will ALWAYS Hurt Me

Dardis, K. A. (2012). Supervision of School Counselors: Themes in Development

Dardis, K. A. (2014). Teaching Online Group Counseling Skills in Counselor Education Programs

Kozlowski, K. A. (2015). Tech in Teaching: F2F or online OACES

Dardis, K. A. (2006). The Parent as Case Manager- Assisting Parents as They Seek Help for Their Substance Abusing Teens

Dardis, K. A. (2013). Themes in School Counselor Development & Identity

Dardis, K. A. (2014). There's a Book for That

Kozlowski, K. A. (2017). Upgrading Pedagogy with Technology ACA

Kozlowski, K. A. (2015). Upgrading portfolios to websites: Incorporating website creation into school counselor training ACES

Dardis, K. A. (2008). Using Guidance to address the Achievement Gap

Kozlowski, K. A. (2015). Using Technology in Counseling Groups ASGW

Dardis, K. A. (2007). Utilizing School Counselors to Achieve Rigor and Relevance in Academic Curriculum

Kozlowski, K. A. (2018). Web Tools Place in a Flipped Classroom OLC

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