Faculty

Argosy University, Chicago Faculty

Gary Koch

  • Department Chair & Associate Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Spirituality in counseling
  • Contact Information
  • Office: #1346
  • Phone: 312-777-7694
  • Email: gkoch@argosy.edu
Gary Koch

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Counselor Education, Southern Illinois University, 1997.
  • M.A., Psychological Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University, 1992.
  • B.S., Business Management, Xavier University, 1995.

Biography

Dr. Koch has been teaching since 1997 when he graduated with a PhD from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He started practicing counseling in 1993. Dr Koch has been the president of the North Central Association of Counselor Educators (NCACES) and president of the Illinois branch of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), besides serving as an officer in other capacities. In 2009 he was listed in the Who’s Who of Higher Education. His publications reflect a wide range of interests from disaster recovery to counselor education to spirituality. He has been the chair of the Counselor Education Department at Argosy University, Chicago since May 2012. Previously he was the Director of Training at the Chicago campus starting in August 2008. Dr Koch has a strong commitment to and heart for students. He steadfastly contributes to a cooperative, productive workplace environment, receiving the 2015 Faculty Outstanding Service Award from Argosy University, Chicago. In 2016 Dr Koch led the effort to have the EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision program CACREP accredited, making it the only CACREP accredited CES program in the city of Chicago; transitioned the MA program to the 60 credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and, hosted the 2016 spring conference for the Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • North Central Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (NCACES)
  • Illinois Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (IASERVIC)
  • Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling (IAMC)

Selected Publications

Koch, G. R. (2007) Is it appropriate for counselors to advocate for social change as a function of any portion of the American Counseling Association or its affiliates? Counselors for Social Justice, 8(2), 8-9.

Koch, G. R. (2005) Workplace violence. Business to Business, 3(1), 22.

Koch, G. R. (2003). C In C. T. Dollarhide & K. A. Saginak (Eds.), School counseling in the secondary school (pp. 361-372). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Koch, G. R. (2002). Learning from disasters. In J. Kottler (Ed.), Counselors finding their way. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Koch, G. R. and Dollarhide, C. D. (2000). Using a popular film in counselor education: Good Will Hunting as a teaching tool. Counselor Education and Supervision, 39(3),203-209.

Recent Presentations

Koch, G., Gilham, N., Campbell, J. and Thompson, N. (2016). Are you sick of it? Seeking community unity in a world of racism. Presented at the annual Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling Spring Conference, May 2016.

Gilham, N., Koch, G., Cairo, R., Wilczynski, J., Galtnet, J. and Campbell, J. (2015). Addressing race and promoting unity. Presented at Argosy University, Chicago, March 2016.

Gilham, N., Koch, G., Cairo, R., Wilczynski, J., Galtnet, J. and Campbell, J. (2015). Addressing race and prooting unity. Presented at the annual state conference for the Illinois Counseling Association. November 2015.

Koch, G. and Chow, T. (2011). Spirituality and counseling: Connecting the dots. Presented at the annual state conference for the Illinois Counseling Association. November 2011.

Koch, G. and Davis, D. (2011). Religious issues in counseling: A practical approach. Presented at the annual Illinois Association for Multicultural Counselors Spring Conference, May 2011.

Koch, G. (2009). Counselor self-care: A holistic model. Presented at the annual state conference for the Illinois Counseling Association. November 2009.

Koch, G. (2008). Counselor self-care: A holistic model. Presented at the annual state conference for the Illinois Counseling Association. November 2008.

Koch, G. (2008). Counselor self-care: A holistic model. Presented at the NCACES Conference. October 2008.

Nathaniel L. Gilham

Nathaniel L. Gilham

Degrees

  • Ed.D, Counseling Psychology, Argosy University – Chicago IL, 2011
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University, 1994.
  • B.S.,Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 1982.

Biography

Dr. Gilham has been a licensed practitioner for over 19 years in the Chicagoland area. He has been an instructor at Argosy since 2007; he became the Director of Training at Argosy University, Chicago in 2012. Dr. Gilham has over 19 years’ experience as a clinical supervisor, department director, and a site supervisor for clinical interns. He teaches courses in Couples and Family Counseling, Practicum and Internship, Advance Clinical Practice, and Clinical Supervision. Dr. Gilham has been in full time private practice since 1996 and was president of Family Counseling Institute in South Holland Illinois. He has been a regular presenter at the annual conference of the Illinois Counseling Associations. His focus is on couples and family counseling, working with blended families, and effectiveness in couples counseling. Dr. Gilham earned his bachelor’s degree at Loyola University in Chicago. He received his Masters of Art’s at Northeastern Illinois University and his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Argosy-Chicago. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, American Counseling Association, and the Illinois Counseling Association.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)

Selected Publications

Gilham, N.L. (2011). What African-American perceived as effective and ineffective marital counseling: A phenomenological study of the client's experience. (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation), Argosy University, Chicago.

Recent Presentations

Gilham, N. L., & Gilham, C., (2014). Identifying Elements of Effective Couples Counseling. Presented at the annual state conference for the Illinois Counseling Association. November 2014.

Gilham, N.L., & Gilham, C., (2013). Assessing and Treating the Blended Family: A Wellness Model. Presented at the annual state conference for the Illinois Counseling Association. November 2013.

Jerome Wilczynski

  • Associate Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Neuropsychological assessment, working with the psychological aspects of medical illnesses, and with severe mental illnesses
  • Contact Information
  • Office: #1340
  • Phone: 312-777-7677
  • Email: jwilczynski@argosy.edu
Jerome Wilczynski

Degrees

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology,1999.
  • M.A., Performance and Pedagogy, 1993.
  • B.M., Performance (Viola), University of Michigan, School of Music, 1992.

Biography

Dr. Wilczynski is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and a licensed clinical psychologist. His training and clinical experience includes conducting neuropsychological and behavioral medicine assessments, as well as therapy with psychiatric inpatients. Dr. Wilczynski also has extensive clinical experience working in college and urban based counseling centers, as well as his own counseling private practice. He is a client-centered therapist and counselor. Dr. Wilczynski has served as Director of Training at a Chicago-area clinical training site, and he has been a full-time core faculty member at Argosy University, Chicago since 2003. From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Wilczynski was Assistant Professor of Counseling in the graduate Counselor Education and Supervision Department (served as Acting Department Chair in 2007); from 2008 to 2014, he served as Chair of the Department of Arts & Sciences (undergraduate studies); and since 2014 he has been Associate Professor of Counseling in the graduate Counselor Education and Supervision Department. Dr. Wilczynski teaches counseling skills and seminar courses in counselor training at the master’s level, as well as courses in advanced academic writing and basic research methodology at the doctoral level.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • Illinois Psychological Association (IPA)
  • Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA)

Selected Publications

Wilczynski, J., Brodley, B., & Brody, A. (2008). A rating system for studying nondirective client-centered interviews--revised. Person-Centered Journal, 15(1-2), 34-57.

Wilczynski, J., Brodley, B., & Brody, A. (2008). Systeme revise d’evaluation pour l’etude des entretiens non-directifs centres sur la personne.  Approche Centree sur la Personne: Pratique et Recherche, 8(decembre), 53-73.

Wilczynski, J. (2004). Teaching client-centered therapy: A pilot analysis of the empathic responses of clinical psychology graduate students. Person-Centered Journal, 11 (1-2), 2-19.

Recent Presentations

Brodley, B & Wilczynski, J (2007). A rating system for studying nondirective client-centered interviews - revised. Training presented for the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. New York, NY.

Wilczynski, J. (2005). Client-centered supervision and consultation. Discussion group facilitator at Fort Valley State University sponsored workshop. Warm Spring, GA.

Brodley, B., Witty, M., Grant, B. & Wilczynski, J. (2004). Effective ways to teach client-centered psychotherapy in university settings. Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. Anchorage, AL.

Kent B. Provost

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Contact Information
  • Office: #1339
  • Phone: 312-777-7641
  • Email: kprovost@argosy.edu
Kent B. Provost

Degrees

  • Ph.D, Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University, 2009.
  • M.A., Applied Psychology – Mental Health Counseling, Southern Oregon University, 2004.
  • B.A., Business and Administrative Studies, Lewis and Clark College, 1981.

Biography

Kent B. Provost, Ph.D. came to Argosy University, Chicago in May, 2009 from southern Oregon. He is a fifth generation Oregonian and the first of his family to live in the windy city. Dr. Provost received his doctoral degree from Idaho State University’s Counselor Education and Counseling (a CACREP accredited doctoral program) in 2009, and his Masters in Applied Psychology in Mental Health Counseling in June 2004 (both degrees were CACREP accredited). He maintains his Licensed Professional Counselor (clinical licensure) in Oregon, practicing as well as conducting supervision for over 10 years. Dr. Provost is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education programs at Argosy University, Chicago since May 2009 teaching masters and doctoral courses. He has received several special recognition awards from his peers and students. He is the current seminar and individual supervisor/trainer for the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral students. Dr. Provost is a long standing member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He is also a member of the Illinois Counseling Association and several sub-divisions in ACA. He has worked in numerous clinical settings including his own private practice, and actively supervises clinicians working with a broad variety of diverse clients (including settings, issues, cultural identity, age, gender-identity, and sexuality). Additionally to conducting supervision and other workshops in Oregon, Idaho, and Illinois, Dr. Provost has presented at several national, regional, and state professional conferences on topics related to: trauma interventions, group work, Alexithymia, men and masculinity, co-occurring disorders, and innovative teaching strategies. His published dissertation research focused on Alexithymia and its presence/absence in counseling training programs. Dr. Provost is also a co-author of two published articles. One is regarding parallel process and isomorphism issues in clinical supervision and the other using Photo-Voice in a qualitative research study.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Association of Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)
  • Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)

Selected Publications

Koltz, R., Odegard, M., Provost, K., & Smith, T. (2010). Doctoral students’ comprehensive exams experience: An autoethnographic study using photo-voicing. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5(4), 389-411.

Koltz, R., Odegard, M., Provost, K., & Smith, T. (2010). Parallel Process and Isomorphism: A Model for Decision-making in the Supervisory Triad. The Family Journal: Counseling & Therapy for Couples and Families, (Scheduled to be published summer 2012).

Recent Presentations

Provost, K. (2014). Developing Strength and Resiliency from Trauma: Integrating an Innovative Emotional-based Model into Counseling Practices. Educational Session 2015 National Conference, Orlando, FL: American Counseling Association.

Provost, K (2013). Developing Strength and Resiliency from Trauma: Integrating an Innovative Emotional-Based Model into Counseling Practices. Skokie, IL: Illinois Counseling Association

Provost, K. (2012). Developing strength from trauma: Integrating an innovative emotional-based model into counseling practices. American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.

Provost, K. (2011). Maladaptive behaviors, psychopathology, the DSM, and the counselor identity: Teaching strategies intended to get student buy-in and understanding. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Provost, K. (2011). Teaching to the emotional learner: Increasing memory retention of counseling students through interactive activities and constructivist methods without note-taking. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Provost, K. (2011). Integrating the counseling wellness philosophy into substance abuse counseling. Educational Session 2012 National Conference, San Francisco, California: American Counseling Association.

Provost, K., & Sullivan, D. (2010). Transgender Population and Substance Abuse: Creating a Holistic and Affirmative Counseling Environment. Educational Session 2011 National Conference. New Orleans, LA: American Counseling Association.

Kooyman, L., Ammon, G., Sullivan, D., & Provost, K. (2010). Counseling Strategies for Exploring the Sexual Lives of Gay Male Clients. Learning Institute 2011 National Conference. New Orleans, LA: American Counseling Association.

RoseMary Cairo

RoseMary Cairo

Degrees

  • Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Argosy University, Schaumburg, 2011
  • M.A., Counseling and Human Services, Roosevelt University, 1997
  • B.A., Psychology and Education, Barat/DePaul University at Chicago IL, 1978

Biography

Dr. Cairo graduated from Roosevelt University with her Master’s degree in Community Mental Health and went on to earn her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Argosy University, Schaumburg. She is a clinically licensed Counselor (LCPC), practicing in the profession for eighteen years. She works with individuals, couples and families, with an emphasis on holistic wellness. Her area of expertise is in relationship counseling. Dr. Cairo is committed to membership in the professional counseling organizations and has served three terms as the president of the Illinois Spiritual, Ethical & Religious Values in Counseling (ISERVIC) , one term as the secretary for the Illinois Association for Couples & Family Counseling (IACFC) and is presently the treasurer for The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois (ACACI). Dr. Cairo has taught at the graduate level for eight years with specialty areas in Multicultural Competency, Ethical practice in Counseling & Supervision, and Group Counseling. She is committed to embracing opportunities to further educate and inspire students in graduate and post-graduate counseling programs and to assist their development in becoming professional counselors and counselor educators.

Memberships

  • Illinois Counseling Association member (ICA)
  • Illinois Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling (ISERVIC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association of Spiritual, Ethical & Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Illinois Counselor Education and Supervision (ICES)
  • Chi Sigma Iota – Honors Society (CSI)

Recent Presentations

Cairo, R. (2015). Strings Attached: Exploring Family of Origin and Sexual Behavior. Presented at Argosy University, Chi Sigma Iota: Chicago, Illinois

Cairo, R. (2013). Love symposium. Presented at Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference: Springfield, Illinois.

Cairo, R. (2011). Spiritual Mindfulness: An Evolving & Unfolding Process. Presented at Carmelite Retreat Center, ISERVIC, division of Illinois Counseling Association: Darien, Illinois

Cairo, R. (2010). Burnout in the Mental Health Professional: Effects on the Self. Presented at Salvation Army: Arlington Heights, Illinois.