Kim Severn, MA LPC NCC

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Kim Severn, MA LPC NCC

Instructor and Human Services Program Coordinator
Counseling and Human Services
COLU 3018

Biographical Information

Kim Severn, MA, LPC, NCC is an instructor in the Counseling and Human Services Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  She earned her master’s degree in counseling at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with an emphasis in School Counseling and is completing her doctoral studies in counselor education at Oregon State University. She is a licensed school counselor and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. Her research interests include suicidal ideation and prevention in affluent communities and adolescent social concerns.  She is a member of the American School Counselor Association, the American Counseling Association, Colorado School Counseling Association, and the American Association of Suicidology. She was a school counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Areas of Interest

  • School Counseling and adolescent issues
  • Suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention
  • Grief and loss

Education

  • M.A. Counseling and Human Services – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • B.A. Sociology – University of Colorado Denver

Certifications and Licenses

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) Certification
  • State of Colorado – Special Service Provider: School Counselor-Professional

Presentations and Invited Lectures

Workshop, “Responding to Suicide Contagion in Schools: Best Practices Shared from Three School Districts,” American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference, April 2017.

Workshop, “Crisis and the School Counselor,” Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference, October 2017.

Workshop, “Responding to Suicide Contagion in Schools: Best Postvention Practices,” Springs Mental Health Summit, November 2017.

Seminar, “Youth Mental Health,” LDS Church Leadership Training, December 2017 and January 2018.

Workshop, “Responding to Suicide Contagion in Schools: Best Postvention Practices,” Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference, October 2018

Workshop, “Suicide Prevention and Intervention In Our Schools and Communities,” Colorado School Counselor Association Annual Conference, October 2018

Workshop, “He Who Has A Why, Can Bear Any How.” Springs Mental Health Summit, November 2018

Presentation, "Leveraging suicide protective factors in school settings: Implications for counselor educators and supervisors," (October 2021). , Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference 

Presentation.: "Youth Mentor Programming: Cultivating Youth Resiliency and Digital Citizenship in a Virtual World," University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute, Virtual  (October , 2021).

Presentation, "Campus Connections Youth Mentoring Program: Cultivating Connection during the COVID-19 Crisis," UNM Mentoring Institute, (virtual). (October, 2020).

Presentation, "SHORES: A mnemonic for suicide protective factors," Colorado School Counselor Association, Online. (October, 2020). Colorado School Counselor Association Conference

Presentation, "Campus Connections: A therapeutic mentoring program promoting community engaged pedagogy and counselor development.," Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference (October 2019).