Kenkel, Mary Beth

Professor, Dean
Psychology and Liberal Arts, College of

Personal Overview

Fellow, American Psychological Association, 2002

Fellow, APA Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action, 2001

Fellow, APA Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology, 2005

Fellow, APA Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice, 2005

APA Presidential Citation, 2000.

National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner and Member National Academy of Practice in Psychology, 2000.

National Council of Schools and Progress of Professional Psychology. Distinguished Service and Contribution, 1997.

Central California Psychology Internship Consortium, Distinguished Service Award 1992

San Joaquin Psychological Association, Outstanding Psychologist Award 1991

Fellow, American Orthopsychiatry Association

Educational Background

B.A. - Psychology Thomas More College 1971
M.A. - Psychology Miami University 1974
Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology Miami University 1978

Recognition & Awards

Licensed Psychologist - Calif

Professional Experience

Dean and Professor, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Florida Institute of Technology, 2001 - present

Chancellor, California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, 1993 - 2000; Academic Dean, 1986 - 1993

Editor, Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 2000-2006; Associate Editor, 1993-2000

Kenkel, M.B. (P.I). Construction of an 21,000 sf autism center on the campus of Florida Institute of technology. Grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. 7/08 – 6/10. Award amount: $2,370,481

Kenkel, M. B. (P.I.). Subsidy for autism treatment at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment of the Florida Institute of Technology. Grant from the Eckerd Family Foundation (2010). Award amount: $100,000

APA Council of Editors, 2000 – 2006

APA Workforce Analysis Study Panel, 2005

Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (FEDAC), campus representative, 2003 - present

APA Presidential Task Force on Women in Science and Technology, Co-chair, 1999-2001

APA Committee on Employment and Human Resources (CEHR), 1997-1998

APA Task Force on Training Issues in the Emerging Marketplace, 1997

APA Task Force on the Changing Gender Composition of Psychology, 1991-1995

APA Rural Health Task Force, 1992-1996

National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology (NCSPP); President, 1996-1997; Executive Committee 1995-1998

Mental Health Subject Matter Expert Work Group, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, 2010

Community Advisory Board, Harmony Institute, Florida, 2007 - present

External Reviewer, Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) Performance Reviews, 2007 – 2008.

Grant reviewer for the Department of Homeland Security; for the Center of Excellence for High Consequence Event Preparedness and Response, 2005

Grant reviewer for the Office of Rural Health Policy of NIMH, 1995-1997

Advisory Board Member, The California Health Care Leadership FoundationÂ’s Health Care Leadership Program, 2001

Director, Central California Psychology Internship Consortium, 1986-1992

National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology (NCSPP); President, 1996-1997; Executive Committee 1995-1998

Current Research

Competency-based training for integrated behavioral healthcare

Professional psychology training issues in the U.S. and internationally

Selected Publications

Kenkel, M.B. & Peterson, R. L. (Eds.) (2010). Competency based education for professional psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Kenkel, M. B. (2009). Adopting a competency model for professional psychology: Essential elements and resources. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 3, S59 S62.

DeLeon, P. H., Kenkel, M. B., Garcia-Shelton, L., & VandenBos, G. R. (2011). Psychotherapy from the 1960s to the present. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim, History of psychotherapy (2nd Edition), (pp.39 - 62. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

DeLeon, P. H., Kenkel, M. B., Oliveira Gray, J. M., Sammons, M. T. (in press). Emerging policy issues for psychology: A key to the future of the profession. In D. H. Barlow (Ed.), Handbook of clinical psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Harvey, A. C., Harvey, M., Kenkel, M.B., & Russo, D. (in press). Funding of Applied Behavior Analysis services: Current status and growing opportunities. Psychological Services.

Kenkel, M.B. (2008, April 30). Transforming the U.S. health care system Reducing the profit, increasing the care [Review of the book Rx for health care reform]. PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53, (No. 18), Article 5.

Kenkel, M.B. (2007, May 16). Who is running this show? Reforming the healthcare system. [Review of Medicine and the market; Equity vs. choice]. PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52, (No. 20).

Kenkel, M.B. (2006) Professional psychology: Expanding its discoveries, reach, and impact. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37, 587 589.

Emmons, L., Kenkel, M.B., Newman, G.H., Perl, R., & Mangione, L. (2006). A framework for half-time internship training in psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37,643 650.

Kenkel, M. B., DeLeon, P.H., Mantell, E. O., Steep, A. (2005). Divided no more: Psychologys role in integrated care. Canadian Psychology/ Psychologie canadienne, 46,189 202.

Kenkel, M.., DeLeon, P. H., Mantell, E.O., & Streep, A. (2005). A psychologist by any other name: A response to commentary by John. L. Arnett. Canadian Psychology/ Psychologie canadienne, 4, 212- 214.

DeLeon, P.H., Giesting, B. & Kenkel, M.B. (2003). Community health centers: Exciting opportunities for the 21st century. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 579 585.

Kenkel, M.B., DeLeon, P.H., Albino, J.A. & Porter, N. (2003). Challenges to professional psychology in the 21st Century: Response to Peterson. American Psychologist, 58, 801 805.