Dr. Kevin M. Powell

Dr. Kevin M. Powell
Kevin M. Powell

Kevin M. Powell, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and their families for the past three decades in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, school, and correctional facilities. Dr. Powell currently works as the clinical director and psychologist for a 103-bed youth correctional facility in Colorado. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Powell has worked with youth in Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Utah. He has conducted research in the area of juvenile delinquency and authored several book chapters that focus on strengths-based, relationship-based, holistic assessment and intervention for working effectively with youth and families. He has also authored the children’s book Our Very Special Bodies, which increases children’s knowledge about their bodies and promotes open communication within families to help reduce the risk of childhood sexual victimization. In addition to his publications and ongoing clinical work, Dr. Powell presents nationally and internationally on a variety of strengths-based topics related to promoting healthy youth development.

Books by Author

A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth

By focusing attention on what is right with youth rather than what is wrong with them, the strengths-based approach to intervening with youth avoids negative outcomes commonly associated with deficit- or problem-based interventions. This book provides an accessible outline of the strengths-based approach and details 41 interventions across several strengths domains.