Biography

Melanie Kautzman-East received her MS.Ed. in Community and College Counseling at Youngstown State University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision through the University of Akron in 2016.  She has experience working in home-based counseling, adult outpatient counseling, and in an integrated healthcare setting.

Publications

Selected Publications & Presentations

 

Publications:

Peer Reviewed

Schwartz, R. C., Kautzman-East, M., Macey, P., & Chopko, B. A. (2015).  Psychosocialpredictors of legal problems among psychotic persons: Implications for law enforcement and criminal justice. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 11(2), 63-74.

Headley, J. A., Kautzman-East, M., Kress, V. E.. & Pusateri, C. G. (2014). Making theintangible tangible: Using expressive rock art during termination to co-construct meaning. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Book Chapters

Crowell, H., Moore, A.  Kautzman-East, M. & Tollerud, T. (2016). Counseling Considerations & Counseling Strategies. In   Affirmative Counseling With the LGBTQI Population: Current and Emerging Issues. American Counseling Association.

Barreto, D., Moore, A., Kautzman-East, M., Liberati, R. (2016). Being a LGBTQI- Individuals in Immigrant & International Communities. In   Affirmative Counseling With the LGBTQI Population: Current and Emerging Issues. American Counseling Association.

 

Presentations

NATIONAL

Miller, K. L., Kautzman-East, M., Miller, S.M., Larwin, K., Evans, W. J., Stanley, A., Williams, J. L., & Williams, D. D. (2016) Evaluating and Insuring Professional Suitability in Challenging Times. Presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Rose, J. S., Moore, A. M., Kautzman-East, M. & Burton, S. (2015). An affirming approach to supervision: Working with LGBQ+ supervisees and clients. Presented at the National Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Rose, J. S., Moore, A. M., Kautzman-East, M. & Burton, S. (2015). An affirming approach to supervision: Working with LGBQ+ supervisees and clients. Presented at the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Miller, S. M., Miller, K. L., Kautzman-East, M., Evans, W. J., Stanley, A., Williams, J. L., & Williams, D. D. (2014). Exploratory factor analysis of the Professional dispositions scale-Counseling student version. Presented at the National Assessment and Research Conference, Moline, IL.

Kautzman-East, M., & Moore, A. M. (2014).  Career development of women: How to combat our gendered perceptions. Presented at the Committee for Research on Women/Gender (CROW) 6th Annual Meeting, Akron, OH.

George, B. A., & Kautzman-East, M. (2014). Environmental justice: Rhetorical, feminist, and social implications. Presented at the Committee for Research on Women/Gender (CROW) 6th Annual Meeting, Akron, OH.

Belous, C., Moore, A. M., Kautzman-East, M., & Headley, J. A. (2013). LGBTIQQ affirmative counseling: Promoting advocacy and social justice. Presented at the National Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) Conference, Denver, CO.  

Moore, A. M., Kautzman-East, M., & Headley, J.A. (2013). So you think you're an ally for sexual minorities?-Are you really???. Presented at the Graduate and Undergraduate Gender Symposium at The University of Akron, Akron, OH.

Headley, J.A., Kautzman-East, M., & Moore, A. M. (2013).  Feminism is for everyone: Overcoming barriers to infusing feminist teaching in the classroom.  Presented at the Graduate and Undergraduate Gender Symposium at The University of Akron, Akron, OH.

Kautzman-East, M., Burton, S., & Turner, K. (2013). Redefining career constructs: Integrating social justice advocacy to the practice of career counseling. Presented at the American Counseling Association (ACA) National Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Herman, E. Protivnak, J. & Kautzman- East, M. (2012). Promoting the Profession: Using technology to advocate for future career paths in counseling with high school students.  Poster presented at the meeting of the American Counseling Association (ACA), San Francisco, CA. 

 

STATE

Kautzman-East, M., Moore, A., Rose, J. S., & Burton, S. (2014). An affirming approach to supervision: Working with LGBQ supervisees and clients. Presented at the All Ohio Counselor's Conference (AOCC), Columbus, OH.

Williams, J., Williams, D., Kautzman-East, M., Stanley, A. L., Evans, W.J., & Miller, K.L. (2014).  Assessing student dispositions in counselor training programs: Implications for supervision, program policy, and legal risk management.   Presented at the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Winter Meeting, Columbus, OH.

Choi, K. M.,Riffe, C., East, M., & Courtney, A. (2012). The impact of cross-cultural excursion experiences on development of multicultural competency among Master's level counseling students. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference (AOCC), Columbus, OH.

Williams, J., Williams, D., Bako, K., East, M., Evans, W., & Miller, K.. (2012). Tattoos, toe rings, and tank tops (Oh My!): Navigating supervisory responsibilities of professional counselor attire. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference (AOCC), Columbus, OH.

Cubero, C. & East, M. (2012).  Multicultural counselor competence: Recommendations for substance abuse counselor training and organizational implementation. Presented at the Pennsylvania Certification Board Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA. 

Yensel, J. & East, M. (2011). The use of metaphor in career counseling: Implications for all professional settings. Presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference (AOCC), Columbus, OH.

East, M. & Riffe, C. (2011).  Intercultural experiences and the counselor: Benefits of cultural immersion. Poster presented at the All Ohio Counselors Conference (AOCC), Columbus, OH. 

Research Interests

Dr. Kautzman-East's research interests include professional advocacy, counselor supervision, dispositional competence, social justice, and integrative healthcare.