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Saginak, Kelli, Ed.D.



Doctor of Education  Idaho State University, 1997

Phone: (920) 424-7205

Office: Nursing Education 018





Areas of Expertise:

  • Teaching Group
  • Counseling; School Counselor Education
  • Counselor Education Clinical Instruction
  • Scholarship School Counselor Leadership Development
  • Service-Learning in Counselor Education; Experiential Group Counseling



Brief Bio:

Dr. Kelli A. Saginak, Ed.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, earned her masters degree in Counseling from Rollins College and a doctorate in Counselor Education from Idaho State University. Her involvement with schools as a teacher, counselor, prevention specialist, and consultant extends over 20 years. As a counselor educator for almost 9 years, her teaching specialities include school counseling, group counseling, lifespan development, consultation, and clinical experiences. In addition, she co-authored one textbook on secondary school counseling, and is currently co-authoring a K-12 edition.

Dr. Saginak has published and/or presented on a variety of subjects, including experiential group counseling & group leadership development, school counseling leadership, systemic change and resistance to change, and service-learning in counselor education. She enjoys writing grants with students and community partners, and working collaboratively with schools on service-learning projects. Her current research focuses on school counselor leadership, group leadership development, and service-learning in counselor education.


Saginak, Kelli DPI Licensures

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: June 1997
Years of P-12 Experience: 8 1/2 (1 = 7th Grade Teacher; 3 1/2 = School Counseling; 4 = K-12 District Prevention Specialist

Classes Typically Taught:

  • 731 Group Counseling Process

  • 733 School Counseling I: Organization & Administration

  • 735 School Counseling II: Individual Planning & Responsive Services

  • 794 Counseling Practicum

  • 797/798 Counseling Internship I/II

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