Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice, Georgia State University, 2016
M.S. in Professional Counseling, Georgia State University, 2010
B.A. in Finance, Delta State University, 2004
- Cross cultural counseling
- Men's Issues in Counseling
- Psychological Well-Being
Kan Guvensel is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the College of Education & Human Development. He received an M.S and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. His research focuses on psychological well-being, masculinity and multicultural issues in counseling such as minority stress, racial mislabeling, international counseling, refugee adjustment and LGBT issues in counseling.
As a practitioner, Guvensel is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a certified professional counselor supervisor (CPCS). In his clinical practice, he specializes in anxiety, trauma and mood/behavior disturbance. In addition, Guvensel works with individuals who are troubled with depression, interpersonal relationships, grief/loss, life transitions, emotional difficulties, acculturation, sexual identity, same-sex relationship difficulties, men’s issues and couples/marriage struggles.
*McDonald, P., Chang., C., O’Hara, C., Guvensel, K., Parker, L. (In Press). Racial mislabeling in multiracial individuals: Implications for professional counseling and education. Journal of Teaching and Supervision in Counseling.
*Guvensel, K., Dixon, A., Chang, C., & Dew. B. (2017) The relationship among gender role conflict, normative male alexithymia, men’s friendship discords, and psychological well-being. Journal of Men’s Studies, 26(1), 56-76.
*Viehl, C., Dispenza, F., McCullough, R., & Guvensel, K. (2017). Burnout among sexual minority mental health practitioners: Investigating correlates and experiential themes. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4(3), 354.
*Viehl, C. Dispenza, F., Smith, J., Varney, M., Guvensel, K., Suttles, M., McCullough, R., Chang, C., Kaufmann, J., & Brack, J. (2017). How do sexual minority men experience burnout in the mental health field? A grounded theory study. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 22(1), 52-70.
*Rumsey, A.D., Goluobovic, N., Elston, N., Chang, C., Dixon, A., & Guvensel, K. (2017). Addressing the social and emotional needs of refugee adolescents in schools: Learning from the experiences of school counselors. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 4(1), 81-100.
*Guvensel, K., Dixon, A. L., Parker, L. K., McDonald, C. P., & O’Hara, C. (2015). International relevance and applicability of United States-based marriage and family therapy training in Turkey. Contemporary Family Therapy, 37(4), 426-441.