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Reka K Farago

Antioch University New England

Dr. Reka Farago is an online clinician, in private practice in Denver Colorado, working with individuals, couples and families. Reka was raised in Budapest, Hungary as well as in New York in her childhood, and has lived in the United States full time since the age of 21. Reka identifies as bicultural, which adds a colorful and diverse understanding to her clinical work and her teaching. Reka enjoys the combination of clinical work and adjunct teaching in this stage of her life. In her free time, Reka enjoys time with her family, dogs, practices yoga, goes paddleboarding and hiking.

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

I strive to provide an inclusive, student focused environment, with an undertone of co-creating our mutual teaching and learning. I believe we all learn in each class, from each experience every single day. Being mindful, present and engaged allows the class community to go far together.

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

Individual Practicum
Family Practicum
Sexuality Counseling
Ethics
Multicultural Studies
Group Dynamics and Facilitation
Contemporary Issues in Couples and Family Therapy

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