Counseling & Community Psychology - School of Health & Human Services - St. Cloud State University

Community Psychology
B210 Education Building
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
(campus map)

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30
Phone: (320) 308-2160
Fax: (320) 308-3216
Email: ccp@stcloudstate.edu

Brad Kuhlman

Brad KuhlmanAssociate Professor
Program Coordinator for Rehabilitation Counseling
Office A-262 Education Building
(320) 308-1685
bkuhlman@stcloudstate.edu

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

Ph.D. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, May, 1992
Major: Rehabilitation Psychology
Advisor: Dennis R. Maki, Ph.D.
Minor: Educational Measurement
Advisor: Timothy Ansley, Ph.D.

M.S. St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, May, 1985
Major: Rehabilitation Counseling
Advisor: George Petrangelo, Ed.D.

B.A. St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, May, 1980
Major: Psychology
Minor: Business Management

CERTIFICATIONS:

Licensed Psychologist, State of Minnesota

EXPERIENCE

TEACHING

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Counselor Education and Educational Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of the course entitled "Measurement and Evaluation." The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the principles of measurement and evaluation within the classroom. Emphasis is placed upon the use of statistical procedures in describing test scores and the development of skills in writing and developing classroom tests.

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of a course entitled, "Human Growth and Development." The goal of this course is designed to provide an overview of stages of human development and psychological theories of development.

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of a course entitled "Application of the Principles of Learning." The goal of this course is to instruct students in psychological theories of educational psychology. In addition, this course allows the student to enhance their philosophy of teaching by learning theoretical approaches to learning.


Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of a course entitled "Medical and Biological Factors in Counseling." This course is designed to examine the medical and biological factors related to counseling including etiology, prognosis and methods of treating various disorders. An emphasis is placed on behavioral medicine techniques to deal with psycho-physiologic disorders.

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for preparation and presentation of a course entitled, "Career and Educational Counseling." This course is directed toward assisting counselors and other social service professionals to become aware of issues involved in the educational and vocational choice process. Emphasis is directed toward the effective use of interest measurement, skill identification, lifestyle evaluation, value identification, and the transition into the world of work.

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of two sections of a course entitled, "Small Group Counseling." This course is a core psychology course designed to examine group behavior within a therapeutic setting and to instruct the students in counseling skills that can be applied in a group setting. Students are allowed to apply these skills in a group setting while being monitored by the instructor.

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of three sections of a course entitled, "Advanced Interviewing." This course is an experientially based learning experience where students are required to develop and expand upon their counseling techniques. Special emphasis is directed toward the refinement of basic micro counseling skills in an applied setting.

Instructor: St. Cloud State University, Department of Applied Psychology.
Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of two sections of a course entitled, "Introduction to Applied Psychology." This course is designed as an introduction to the field of applied psychology. Emphasis is placed on introducing students to the differing fields of study in psychology and theoretical approaches used by psychologists.

Instructor: Concordia College, Department of Organizational Management and Communications. Full instructional responsibility for the preparation of a course entitled "Multicultural Dimensions." This course is directed toward students enrolled in an Organizational Management and Communications major. It is primarily designed to enable students to study diversity issues in the work place and how diversity can enrich organizational effectiveness.

Instructor: Concordia College, Department of Organizational Management and Communications. Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of a course entitled, "Dynamics of Group and Organizational Behavior." This course is directed toward students enrolled in an Organizational Management and Communications major. It is primarily designed to enable students to study group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed upon decision-making skills and resolving conflict in groups.


Instructor: Concordia College, Department of Organizational Management and Communications. Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of a course entitled, "Statistical Methods and Research." This course is designed to present problem analysis and evaluation techniques for students enrolled in an Organizational and Communications major. Emphasis is placed upon methods for defining, researching and analyzing and evaluating problems encountered in students' vocational or avocational environment.

Instructor: Concordia College, Department of Organizational Management and Communications. Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of a course entitled, "Systems Management." This course is designed to explore systems theory and its use in organizational management. Emphasis is placed on organizational development and enhancement of effectiveness through utilizing systems theory.

Instructor: St. John's University, Department of Psychology. Full instructional responsibilities for the preparation and presentation of three sections of a course entitled, "Group Dynamics." This course is designed to teach group dynamic skills to students from a variety of academic backgrounds which include psychology, sociology, communications, and business Emphasis is placed upon examining group behavior, learning basic interpersonal skills and decision-making processes that would enable students to function effectively in a variety of settings.

Instructor: The University of Iowa, Division of Counselor Education. Full instructional responsibility for the preparation and presentation of the course "Making a Vocational and Educational Choice." This course is directed toward students who are uncertain about educational or vocational goals. Special emphasis is directed toward the vocational/educational choice process, self-evaluation of values, skills, interests, and exploration of work sites.

Co-Lecturer: The University of Iowa, Division of Counselor Education. Shared equally in the preparation and presentation of a class entitled, "Job Placement in Vocational Rehabilitation." This course is designed for master's level counseling students and specifically focuses on client counselor and employer responsibilities in the process of obtaining appropriate employment for people with disabilities.

Co-Lecturer: The University of Iowa, Division of Counselor Education. Shared equally in the preparation and presentation of a class entitled, "Role of the Private Practitioner in the Rehabilitation Process." This course was specifically designed for masters level rehabilitation counseling students to introduce the role and function of the private-for-profit counselor within the Workers' Compensation system.

Co-Lecturer: The University of Iowa, Division of Counselor Education. Shared equally in the preparation and presentation of lectures on the "Allen Ivey Micro Counseling Model." This course was designed for nontraditional graduate students enrolled in a Saturday and evening program. Program objectives were to introduce students to basic counseling and interpersonal communications skills as they translate into multidisciplinary orientations.

Guest Lecturer: The University of Iowa, Division of Counselor Education. Presented lectures on a variety of topics in the Department of Counselor Education. Topics included: vocational and educational aspects of disability, Rehabilitation counseling, chronic pain management, assessment of disability and special populations, counseling for related professions, and the role of the counselor in the vocational/educational planning process.


CLINICAL PRACTICE

Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Clinical Supervisor: Pain Rehabilitation Services, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN. August, 1990 to present. In this capacity I provide supervision, therapeutic counseling, evaluation, and treatment services to patients within an outpatient comprehensive pain rehabilitation center. Specific duties include: individual and group psychotherapy, family counseling, pain coping skills training, psychological test interpretation and evaluation, job analysis and return-to-work liaison services for injured workers, department research and analysis, supervision of students in practicum settings, and consulting with various hospital departments on behavioral medicine strategies for rehabilitation.

Psychological Assessment: Associated Psychological Services. Service designed to provide psychological, vocational, and chemical dependency expertise to clients referred from the Division of Rehabilitation Services, and to identify significant emotional, behavioral, and vocational problems that may impinge upon vocational rehabilitation efforts. In addition, to provide diagnostic information and programming implications for clients being evaluated for eligibility for rehabilitation services.

Counseling Practicum: Spine Diagnostic and Treatment Center, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Provided personal and vocational counseling as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team for an in-patient Chronic Pain Management program. Specific duties of clinic treatment to include: vocational assessment, educational and vocational plan development, and research in the evaluation of treatment outcomes in chronic pain management. Received supervision in the use of coping skills, work hardening, psychological evaluations, and functional skills assessments as they pertain to pain management.

Counseling Practicum: National Rehabilitation Consultants. Provided comprehensive rehabilitation counseling and evaluation services to work with injured individuals within the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurance System. Specific duties included case referral and eligibility determination, medical case management, educational/vocational plan development and implementation, job placement and modifications, employer relations and case reporting. Also received instruction and supervision in a 600-hour practicum.

SUPERVISION

Clinical Internship Supervisor: Pain Rehabilitation Services, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minnesota. In this capacity, I provide psychotherapeutic supervision and training to masters-level rehabilitation counseling students from St. Cloud State University for a 600-hour practicum. In addition, I serve as a rotation site supervisor for an A.P.A. approved Ph.D. internship program also at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Practicum II supervisor: Division of Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program, the University of Iowa. Provided counseling supervision to masters-level rehabilitation and community counseling students in an advanced practicum setting. Supervision included: individual and group supervision on counselor style and methods, enhanced and integrated counseling skills through modeling and client tape review, provided on-site evaluation with agency and school personnel, and held sole responsibility for student evaluation and grade assignment.

Practicum I Supervisor: Division of Counselor Education Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program. The University of Iowa. In this capacity I provided counseling supervision to masters-level rehabilitation counseling students in their initial counseling experience. Supervision included individual and group supervision of counselor methods in a community-based practicum setting, skill development through assessment, and evaluation of video and audio taped counseling sessions, and student evaluations and grade assignment.

INTERNSHIP

Division of Counselor Education, Oakdale Security Center, Oakdale, Iowa.
Provided vocational counseling and consulting expertise in the development and implementation of a new vocational assessment unit for the Iowa Prison System. Duties included the design and implementation of a vocational aptitude and interest assessment unit utilizing the General Aptitude Test Battery, and the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory, client testing, case reporting, and the development of vocational plans for inmates entering the Iowa Penal System.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

St. Cloud State University, Department of Counselor Education. Assisted in the research, development, construction and implementation of a research project designed to measure secondary school counselor burnout in central Minnesota. Also served as a liaison person on behalf of the Division of Counselor Education and masters-level rehabilitation counseling students.

RESEARCH

Kuhlman, B. W. (1998) Clinical outcomes associated with pre-post and follow-up measurement of interdisciplinary rehabilitation participants. Performance improvement project.

Kuhlman, B. W. (1994) Clinical effectiveness of chronic pain rehabilitation programs: Return to work management.

Kuhlman, B. W., & Maki, D. R. (1992) Pain clinics. In. W. Crimando and T.F. Riggar (Eds.). Utilizing community resources: Overview Orlando. P.M. Deutsch
Press, Inc.

Kuhlman, B. W. (1992) Cognitive analysis of chronic pain. (Dissertation topic).

Kuhlman, B. W. (1988). The role and function of the rehabilitation psychologist: A historical perspective.

Kuhlman, B. W. (1985). Program evaluation in private for profit rehabilitation. (Masters Thesis).

Krueger, A. & Kuhlman, B. W. (1985) The impact of burnout on the secondary school counseling. Paper presented to the Central Minnesota School Counseling Association.

PRESENTATIONS

Fibromyalgia: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Presented to the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association.

Living and Working with Fibromyalgia. Presented to the Central Minnesota Fibromyalgia Support Group.

Behavioral Health Treatment Strategies for Patients with Physical and Emotional Complaints. Presented to the Psychology Services Clinic at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Behavioral Self-Management Strategies for Patients who Suffer with Long-Term Pain Complaints. Presented to the Fourth Annual Behavioral Health Forum.

The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Reactivating the Individual with Chronic Pain. Presented to the Third Annual Rehab/Behavioral Health Forum.

Counseling Approaches to Chronic Pain Management. Presented to the Second Annual Rehab /Behavioral Health Forum.

The Role of Chronic Pain Management in the Return to Work of the Injured Worker. Presented to the Central Minnesota Occupational Health and Safety Group.

The Role of the Private Practitioner in Rehabilitation Counseling. Presented to the University of Iowa Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

HONORS

-- President of the University of Iowa Rehabilitation Association
-- President of Psi Chi-National Psychology Honorary at St. Cloud State University
-- President of Rho Chi Sigma-Rehabilitation Counseling Honor Society at St. Cloud
State University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

-- Minnesota Head Injury Association
-- American Tinnitus Association

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