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Janelle Kwee, Psy.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Supervisor

  • Biography

    Academic Appointments

    • 2015-Present: Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology, TWU 
    • 2009-2015: Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology, TWU
    • 2006-09: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College

    Clinical Experience

    • 2005-06: Psychology Resident, Lawndale Christian Health Center and Outreach Commmunity Counseling Center
    • 2003-05: Practicum and Externship, DuPage Community Clinic
    • 2002-03: Practicum, Family Development and Youth Intervention Services at Metropolitan Family Services
    • 2002: Community Psychology Practicum, Projeto Neemias, Sao Paolo, Brazil

    Professional Practice

    • 2008: Co-Founder, Harmony Pacific Clinical Consultants
    • 2006-09: Postdoctoral Therapist, Meier Clinics, Wheaton, IL
    • 2006-09: Ancillary Training Coordinator/Project Team Member and Group Educator, Family Bridges Coalition, Chicago, IL
    • 2004-06: Program Director, Puente "Bridging Sources of Care for Latinos" A program of service and scholarship focused on developing mental health resources and services for Latinos, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
    • 2000-2004: Bilingual Domestic Violence Therapist, Family Shelter Services, Wheaton, IL
    • 2001-2004: On-Call Crisis Worker for Youth in Psychiatric Emergencies, Metropolitan Family Services of DuPage SASS

    Community Workshops and Trainings

    • 2006: Interdenominational Crisis Counseling Conference for Clergy and Lay Counselors Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic
    • 2005: Marriage Enrichment Trainer for Clergy Meier Clinics, Wheaton, IL
    • 2004: Counseling Workshops for Latino Clergy and Paraprofessional Counselors Harvest International, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Universidad de San Simon, Colegio de Psicologos and Mosoj Yan, Cochabamba, Bolivia Mosoj Yan and Iglesia Bolivar, Cochabamba, Bolivia

    Professional Affiliation

    • Licensed Professional Counselor, IL License #: 178-003075
  • Education

    • 2006 - Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology; Wheaton College
    • 2003 - Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology; Wheaton College
    • 2000 - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Spanish; Wheaton College

    Clinical Interests

    • Group Therapy
    • Trauma
    • Gender and Psychology
    • Multicultural Counselling
    • Behavioral Health Consultation/Primary Care Psychology, Relational Psychotherapy
  • Recent Publications

    Kwee, J. (in press). Sexual Abuse Survivors: What Healing Is and Is Not. In A. Schmutzer, Ed. The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused.

    Kwee, J. & A. LaHoz. (in press). Caminemos Juntos: Consejeria Cristiana en Tiempos de Crisis [Journey Together: Christian Counseling in Times of Crisis]. Ediciones Crecimiento Cristiano: Córdoba, Argentina.

    Kwee, A. W., Komuro-Venovic, E., & Kwee, J. (2009). Treatment implications from etiological and diagnostic considerations of Internet addiction: Cautions with the boot camp approach. Proceedings of the e- CASE 2009 International Conference, Singapore, January 8-10, 2009.

  • Presentations

    Kwee, J. (in press). Sexual Abuse Survivors: What Healing Is and Is Not. In A. Schmutzer, Ed. The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused.

    Kwee, J. N., Olear, A. N., & Blackburn, A. M. (2008, April). Rediscovering Voice: Restoring Imago Dei through Relationship Self-Awareness. Seminar session presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Phoenix, AZ.

    Kwee, J. N., Pozzi, C. F., Venovic, E. K., & LaHoz, A. E. (2005, August). Mental Health Concerns among Service Providers in Latin America: An Assessment of Perceptions of Mental Health and Further Training Needs. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Amaerican Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

    Kwee, J. N., Pozzi, C. F., Venovic, E. K. & LaHoz, A. E. (2005, August). Religious Institutions as Sources of Mental Health Care in Latin America: An Assessment of Care Activity and Training Needs of Lay Counselors and Clergy. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

    Kwee, J. N., Lee, T. W., Pozzi, C. F., Venovic, E. K., Caceres, J., Pauley, A., Baker, R., & Zaveleta, S. (2005, August). Gang Activity in Honduras: An Assessment of Needs and Interventions. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

    Nelson, J. (2004). La Reconstruccion Humana y Participacion Social. Workshop at the Primer Jornada Nacional sobre Rehabilitacion y Reconstruccion Humanaa de Personas Vinculadads a Pandillas y Maras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Nelson, J. and Pozzi, C. (2000, March). Moral Reasoning in Bolivian Street Girls. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Tulsa, OK.

    Nelson, J. and Pozzi, C. (2000, August). Moral Reasoning in Bolivian Street Girls. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

School of Graduate Studies

Department or Program:

MA Counselling Psychology
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