DoHee Kim-Appel

Associate Professor of Graduate Counseling
PhD, University of Akron
MA, University of Akron
MA, Ursuline College

DoHee Kim-Appel, Ph.D., LPCC-S, IMFT-S, LICDC, ATR-BC, NCC is an Associate professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) at Heidelberg University. She has decades of experience in the field of behavioral health, working with diverse populations of clients across a spectrum of emotional and substance-related issues, including youth, individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Kim-Appel has presented papers and training sessions regionally, nationally, and internationally in such topics as the impact of historical trauma & epigenetics on mental health; mindfulness, ethics, supervision, creativity, and mental health, art therapy, substance abuse & mental illness, therapeutic jurisprudence, transdisciplinary practice, workplace violence, and family violence.

Dr. Kim-Appel has co-authored numerous book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include the impact of historical trauma & epigenetics on mental health, family differentiation, mindfulness, cultural competency, supervision, and international issues in behavioral health.

Dr. Kim-Appel is 2021-2022 President for Ohio Counseling Association (OCA). Currently, she is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Counselor Practice (JCP) published by the OCA. She was a chairperson for 2020-2021 OCA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She was the 2019-2020 President for the Ohio Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) and was the 2018-2020 Chairperson for the North West Ohio Counseling Association (NWOCA) Award Committee. Dr. Kim-Appel was one of the task force members to formalize the Ohio Substance Use Disorders Professionals (OSUDP) Interest Group within the OCA and served as a president. She is the founder and 2016-2018 Chairperson for the International Student and Faculty Interest Network (ISFIN) within the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES), and a member of the 2020-2021 Diversity Pipeline Task Force for ACES Leadership.

Courses Taught

COU 504: Theories of Counseling
COU 505: Techniques in Counseling
COU 512: Clinical Mental Health & Agency Counseling
COU 532: Professional Issues in Counseling: Legal and Ethical
COU 580: Practicum in Clinical Counseling
COU 581: Internship in Clinical Counseling I
COU 582: Internship in Clinical Counseling II
COU 609: Diagnosis of Mental & Emotional Disorders
COU 637: Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse​

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