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DoHee Kim-Appel

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Aigler Alumni Building

Associate Professor of Counseling

Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)


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 behavior 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 workplace violence, family violence, mindfulness, substance abuse & mental illness, transdisciplinary practice, creativity and mental health, supervision, and therapeutic jurisprudence. She has been published in such peer-reviewed publications as the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma; the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect; the Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families; the Journal of Transpersonal Research Psychology; Journal of Health and Human Services Administration; International Journal of Teaching & Education; and the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Dr. Kim-Appel has co-authored numerous book chapters and her research interests include family differentiation, mindfulness, cultural competency, supervision, and international issues in behavioral health. 

She is an editorial Board member of the Journal of Counselor Practice published by Ohio Counseling Association; reviewer for the journal “Asia Pacific Education Review”; the founder and 2016-2018 chairperson for the International Student and Faculty Interest Network (ISFIN) within the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES); and 2018-2019 President-Elect for the Ohio Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) & chairperson for the North West Ohio Counseling Association Award Committee.

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