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David M. Kleist, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor

Office: Garrison 716

(208) 282-4315


Specialty Areas: Family and Couples Counseling, Instructional Theory, and Counseling Ethics

Ph.D., 1995, Southern Illinois University
M.A., 1991, Governors State University
B.A., 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison


My broad scholarly interests include Qualitative research, instructional theory, couple and family counseling, and ethics. More specifically, I am interested in the influences of postmodern philosophy on the areas above (i.e., use of reflecting teams, social constructionist theory) and its impact on the future of counselor education. Additionally, I am concerned with increasing the field's awareness of the importance of training counselors in the skills of prevention as well as remediation (i.e., treatment) and who (and whose interests) will influence the future of counselor education.

In my free time, I enjoy golfing, skiing, hiking, spending time with my wife, daughter and son, listening to Bob Dylan, and of course, obsessing about the Green Bay Packers (I am originally from Wisconsin). Feel free to call or e-mail me for further information.


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