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Reka Farago, PhD, LPC

Antioch University New England

Dr. Reka Farago earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Northern Colorado, her Masters Degree at Chaminade University in Hawaii with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Hawaii Pacific University. Dr. Reka is in private practice in Centennial, Colorado, where she lives with her family. She is licensed in two states, and is a Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Reka serves on the Editorial Board as a reviewer for the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness, and her most recent publication addresses Supervision in Human Sexuality Counseling issues in internship and practicum.

Educational History

Reka earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Hawaii Pacific University in 2000, her Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2003, and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2019 from the University of Northern Colorado. Reka became licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas in 2008, in Colorado in 2013, and in Utah in 2021. In addition, Reka became a Certified Sex Therapist in 2013, and her primary clinical work is with couples. Reka’s dissertation was in supervision, specifically supervision of human sexuality issues in a practicum and internship, from a multicultural perspective. Reka is also trained in Gottman levels 1-2, and is a Certified Couples Therapist.

Teaching Statement

Dr. Reka strives to provide a warm and trusting environment in all her classes, where students can openly collaborate, and feel a sense of inclusion regardless of background. Creating a sense of community, student-led, co-creation of learning while holding a rigorous standard are the cornerstones of her teaching philosophy.

My research focus has been supervision, LGBTQ+, multicultural issues and couples topics. I will link my publications below. My current publication in the works is how to apply the principles of sexuality counseling to couples work and is due for it’s first draft in October.

Farago, R. K. (2021). Implications for Supervisors and Counselor Educators in Human Sexuality. Journal
of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, 2 (2), 117-129.
Killian, T., Farago, R., Peters, H.S. (2019) Promoting Queer Competency Through an Experiential Framework. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(4). Retrieved from https://repository.wscu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss4/10
Farago, R. & Betty Cardona, PhD (2017) Sexuality Matters: Using a Sexuality Course to Increase Empathy Working with LBGTQI community. Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Chicago, IL.
Farago, R. & Thomas Killian, PhD (2017) Experiential Pedagogy to Increase Multicultural Competency when working with LGBTQIA persons. Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Chicago, IL.
Farago, R. & Christopher Ward (2016) What Intercultural Couples Want Their Counselors to Know. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Steamboat Springs, CO.
Farago, R. (2016) How is Sex Therapy Different Than Traditional Therapy. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Steamboat Springs, CO.
Farago, R. & Christopher Ward (2016) What Intercultural Couples Want Their Counselors to Know. Colorado Counseling Association Conference, Denver, CO
Farago, R. (2006) The Benefits of Counseling During the Golden Years. United Methodist Church. Helotes, TX.
Farago, R. (2002) How to Develop and Document Measurable Goals for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Schools (2002). Alkali na Keiki, Honolulu, HI.
Farago, R., & Purcell, D. (2000) The Relationship Between Physical Health and Mental Health. Honolulu Pain Management Clinic, Bariatric support group. Honolulu, HI
Farago, R., Counseling Micro skills (1999) Peer counselor training workshop for undergraduate Psychology students who wished to provide basic counseling for peers at Hawaii Pacific University. Skills taught included basic attending and listening skills, as well as cultural awareness.
My current service includes editing feedback for the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness.
I enjoyed giving this talk about Sexuality Education in Counseling:
Schubert, A. (Producer). (2019, April 10). Let’s Talk about Sex, Exploring the Importance of Sexuality Education in Counseling. [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://[email protected]
I stay connected to my field through the various identities I hold as a Counselor Educator. I am a clinician, a supervisor, a researcher, and an educator. I also practice advocacy on many levels, for example education in sessions on in the classroom.
American Counseling Association
Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness- now an affiliate branch of the ACA
Reka

Adjunct Faculty,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

CONTACT INFORMATION

Courses Taught

Ethics, Internship, Practicum, Group Dynamics and Facilitation, Sexuality Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment, Couples and Family Practicum, Multicultural Counseling.

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