Dr. Kevin M. Powell
Kevin M. Powell, is a licensed psychologist, trainer, consultant, and author who has provided assessment and treatment services to at-risk (or what he likes to call ‘at-promise’) children, adolescents, and their families for over 3 decades. He has worked in schools, community-based agencies, a hospital, and residential programs including 20+ years in a maximum-security detention center. Dr. Powell is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University in the Department of Psychology where he lectures and is conducting research on protective factors associated with resilience in youth and adults (Powell, et al, 2020). He has authored several book chapters focusing on strengths-based services and has also authored a children’s book, Our Very Special Bodies (2014), which helps increase communication within families to help reduce the risk of childhood sexual victimization. Dr. Powell presents nationally and internationally on a variety of strengths-based topics to assist human service/criminal justice providers in promoting resilient, prosocial development in youth and their families. Additional information can be found at www.kevinpowellphd.com.