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John Anthony Beckenbach,
Associate Professor
John Anthony Beckenbach
Professional Counseling
(512) 512-245-8130
(512) 245-8872
601 University Drive
Education Building 4046
San Marcos, TX 78666
Curriculum Vitae

Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
M.A., University of South Dakota
B.A., Southern Illinois University

Courses Taught:
COUN 5366: Intermediate Methods in Individual and Group Counseling, Texas State University
COUN 5389: Site Based Internship, Texas State University
COUN 5307: Theories of Counseling and Personality, Texas State University
COUN 5391: Research Seminar, Texas State University
COUN 5358: Dynamics & Processes in Group Counseling, Texas State University
COUN 5301: Community-based Counseling, Texas State University
COUN 5305: Assessment in Counseling, Texas State University
COUN 5350: Professional Orientation and Ethics, Texas State University
COUN 5689: Clinical Practicum, Texas State University
COUN 5354: Basic Techniques in Counseling, Texas State University
COUN 5360: Intermediate Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas State University

IPC 511: Foundations of Professional Counseling, Lindenwood University
IPC 522: Personality Theory and Psychopathology, Lindenwood University
IPC 541: Research Methods and Program Evaluation, Lindenwood University
IPC 533: Theories of Counseling Children and Adolescents, Lindenwood University
IPC 590: Internship, Lindenwood University

PSY 6010: Counseling Theory and Practice, Concordia University
PSY 6010: Counseling Theory and Practice, Concordia University
PSY 6025: Assessment Techniques, Concordia University
PSY 6030: Research in Psychology, Concordia University
PSY 2000: General Psychology, Concordia University
SBS 1970: Diversity in American Society, Concordia University

CAHC 550: Practicum in Counseling, Northern Illinois University
CAHC 551: Supervised Practice in Group Counseling, Northern Illinois University
EPCO 211: Career Planning, Northern Illinois University
EPCO 400: Exploration in the Counseling Profession, Northern Illinois University
EPCO 530: Counseling Theory and Practice, Northern Illinois University

Research Interests:
Couples conflict and reconciliation
Narrative Therapy

Professional Memberships:

American Counseling Association
Counselors for Social Justice
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Recent Publications:

Beckenbach, J., Patrick, S., & Sells, J. (2010).  Relationship Conflict and Restoration

Model: A preliminary exploration of concepts and therapeutic utility.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 32(3), 290-301.


Beckenbach, J. & Garcia, J. (2010).  Childhood Experience Inventory: An adult sexual

abuse survivor assessment tool.  The Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 24, 44-54.


Beckenbach, J., Schmidt, E., & Reardon. R. (2009).  The Interpersonal Relationship Resolution

Scale:  A reliability and validity study.  The Family Journal, 17(4), 335-341.


Sells, J., Beckenbach, J., & Patrick, S. (2009).  Pain and defense vs. grace and justice: A model

of relational conflict and restoration.  The Family Journal, 17(3), 203-212.


Beckenbach, J., Patrick, S., & Sells, J. (2009). The Evaluation of participants’ perceptions of session impact: Do counselors-in-training, volunteer clients, and extra-credit/class required clients view session impact differently?  British Journal of Guidance and Counseling, 37(4), 485-493.