Ken has more than 20 years of experience in mental health, working with a range of issues that include family and adolescent development, substance use disorders, sexual violence (adult male perpetrators and adult survivors), chronic mental illness, homelessness, and developmental disabilities. For 13 years he worked as a hospital response advocate for the Rape Recovery Center.
Ken has been a licensed clinical mental health counselor for more than 15 years. During those years, he was a full-time in-home family therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services, for the last 5 years as a Medicaid provider. Ken has worked with court-involved juveniles and underserved low-SES and ethnic minority clients.
Ken has taught in the clinical mental health counseling training program at the Utah Campus for more than 10 years. His interests include family therapy, LGBTQ-affirmative therapies, adolescent counseling, feminist and feminist multicultural therapy, and transpersonal (spiritual) therapy.
Ken has provided clinical supervision for many pre-degree students and several associate-level CMHCs.
Ken serves on the boards of the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA), the LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah, and the Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). He also volunteers for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA).
Ken is a member of the ACA, AMHCA, and ACES. He has presented at local, regional, and national professional conferences; and has been a contributing author for several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
Ken Roach completed his doctorate in counselor education and supervision in 2014. Since October 2014, he has been responsible for managing all aspects of the University of Phoenix Counseling Skills Center, a training clinic for CMHC graduate students that provides outpatient therapy for members of the community. Ken’s duties include screening prospective practicum/internship students and clients, assigning clients to practicum/internship students, monitoring therapy sessions, providing clinical supervision, ensuring HIPAA compliance, and coordinating with allied agencies and mental health professionals. He is also responsible for monitoring 200 training sites and ensuring that they provide adequate supervision for university students.