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Prachi Kene

Prachi Kene
Adams Library (AL) 120
(401) 456-8023
pkene@ric.edu





​Background

Dr. Kene received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo. She completed American Psychological Association-accredited internship at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Via Christi Behavioral Health in Pittsburg, Kansas. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership, and School Psychology at Rhode Island College (RIC). In addition to her work at RIC, she is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Rhode Island. Her areas of research and clinical interests include suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention.

Academic Background​

Postdoctoral Fellowship
2010-2011
Via Christi Behavioral Health
Pittsburg, Kansas
Clinical Psychology

American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Internship
2009-2010
Center for Behavioral Medicine and Truman Medical Centers
Kansas City, Missouri
Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded August 2010
The University of Toledo (APA Accredited)
Toledo, Ohio
Clinical Psychology

Masters of Arts
Awarded December, 2007
The University of Toledo (APA Accredited)
Toledo, Ohio
Clinical Psychology

Courses Taught

CEP 509 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 
CEP 532 Theories and Methods of Counseling
CEP 534 Quantitative Measurement and Test Interpretation
CEP 543 Clinical Assessment and Case Problems
CEP 554 Research Methods in Applied Settings
CEP 656 Crisis Assessment and Intervention 
CEP 683 Advanced Clinical Practicum 
CEP 684 Advanced Clinical Practicum

Research Interests​

Suicide Risk Assessment
Suicide Prevention
Serious and Persistent Mental Illness

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kene, P., Castagno, K. S., & Hui-Michael, Y. (2019). The impact of lectures by diverse professionals on diversity awareness: Pre-post changes. Diversity, Social Justice, and the Educational Leader: 2(4), 20-31.

Tortolani, C., Malatino, K., Holtzman, E. G., Kene, P., Brabeck, K., & Kunkel, C. (2018). Integrating mindfulness into the training of mental health professionals. Journal of Human Services: Training, Research and Practice,3(1). Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jhstrp/vol3/iss1/5

Kene, P., Yee, E. T., & Gimmestad, K. D. (2018). Suicide assessment and treatment: Gaps between theory, research, and practice. Death Studies. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1440034 

Kene, P. (2017). Self-Injury Implicit Association Test: Comparison of suicide attempters and non-attempters. Psychiatric Quarterly, 88(1), 155-165.  

Kene, P., Brabeck, K, Kelly, C, A., & DiCicco, B. (2016). Suicidality among immigrants: Application of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory. Death Studies, 40(6), 373-382.  

Seligman, L. D., Hovey, J. D., Hurtado, G., Swedish, E. F., Roley, M. E., Geers, A. L., Kene, P, & Elhai, J. D. (2016). Social cognitive correlates of attitudes toward empirically supported treatments. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(3), 215-223.  

Brabeck, K. M., Lykes, M. B., McDonald, E., & Kene, P. (2014). Ethical consideration in participatory action research with undocumented migrants. Ethics and Behavior, DOI: ​10.1080/10508422.2014.920707 

Kene, P. & Hovey, J. D. (2014). Predictors of suicide attempt status: Acquired capability and reasons. Psychiatric Quarterly, 85(4)¸427-437. 

Kene, P. & Dukes, T. (2013). Crisis assessment and intervention. Syllabus, 2(1).  

Kene-Allampalli, P., Hovey, J. D., Meyer, G. J., & Mihura, J. L. (2010). Evaluation of the reliability and validity of two clinician-judgment suicide risk assessment instruments. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 31(2), 76-85.  

Selected National and International Presentations

​Kene, P. (2018, October). Suicide prevention: Clinical and research innovations. Invited lecture presented at Child & Family of Rhode Island, Middletown, RI.

Kene, P. (2018, September). Suicide prevention: Clinical and research innovations. Invited lecture presented at the Providence Center, Providence, RI.

Kene, P., Boisvert, C., & Crossley, M. K., (2018, September). Innovative training methods to implement evidence-based clinical interventions. Poster presented at the 2018 NARACES Conferences in Burlington, VT.

Kene, P. (2018, July). Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Core concepts and application. Invited lecture presented at Child & Family of Rhode Island, Middletown, RI.

Kene, P., Crossley, M. K., & Tavarez, J. (2018, April). Suicide risk assessment and intervention: A survey of mental health providers. Poster presented at the 51st annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Washington, DC.

Frey, L. M., Gladden, D., LeCloux, M., Kene, P., Barnes, S., & Cerel, J. (2018, April). Stepping into leadership as early career suicidologists. Panel presented at the 51st annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Washington, DC.

Kene, P. (2017, November). Suicide prevention: Clinical and research innovations. Invited lecture presented at Rhode Island Behavioral Therapy & Coaching’ Continuing Education Event, East Providence, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. (2017, October). Suicide prevention: Clinical and research innovations. Invited lecture presented at Rhode Island Behavioral Therapy & Coaching’ Continuing Education Event, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. (2017, October). Mental Health Counseling: Ethical and risk management issues. Invited lecture presented at Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association’s Continuing Education Event, Providence, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. (2017, June). Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Core concepts and application. Invited lecture presented at Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association’s Continuing Education Event, Providence, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. Gipson, P. Y., Frey, L. M., LeCloux, M., & Gladden, D. (2017, April). Insights and strategies for early career suicidologists from Dr. Thomas Joiner and Dr. Bart Andrews: Passing the baton. Panel presented at the 50th annual conference of American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, Arizona. 

Kene, P. (2017, March). Understanding and managing depression and anxiety. Invited lecture presented at the Spring into Wellness Fair in Chepachet, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. (2017, January). Ethics and risk management in school settings. Invited lecture presented at Rhode Island Student Assistance Services, Warwick, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. (2017, January). Motivational Interviewing. Invited lecture presented at D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Mumbai, India.

Kene, P. (2016, November). Suicide prevention: Clinical and research Innovations. Invited lecture presented at Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Kene, P. (2016, April). Suicide risk assessment: Clinical and Research Innovations. Invited lecture presented at Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association’s Continuing Education Event, Providence, Rhode Island.

Kene, P., & Yee, E. T. (2016, April).  Suicide risk assessment across two settings: Graduate training and private practice. Panel presented at the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Reflective Practice Committee, Brown Bag Research Talks, Providence, Rhode Island.

Gipson, P., Gladden, D., Kene, P., & Bassi-Smith, N. (2016, April). Branding strategies for early career suicidologists: What’s on your t-shirt? Panel presented at the 49th annual conference of American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, Illinois. 

Kene, P., Gimmestad, K. D., Geis, B. & Yee, E.T (2016, March). Suicide risk assessment: Gap between science and practice. Panel presented at the 49th annual conference of American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, Illinois.

Kene, P., Hui, Y., & Castagno, K. (2015, November). Worldviews Education Lecture Series: Impact of lecture series on students’ diversity awareness. Workshop presented at Rhode Island College’s Promising Practices Conference, Providence, RI.

Kene, P. (2016, January). Interventions used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Invited lecture presented at D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Mumbai, India.

Kene, P., (2015, November). “The distressed student.” Identifying and helping students who are under so much stress, they consider hurting themselves or others. Invited lecture presented at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Co-op Workshop, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.

Kene, P., & Lavin, T. (2015, October). Question, Persuade, and Refer: Suicide Prevention Training. Invited lecture presented at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Co-op Workshop, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.

Boisvert, C., & Kene, P. (2015, October). Educational practices to develop culturally responsive and evidence-based practitioners. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.

Kene, P. (2015, April). Role of social media in understanding suicide risk: Lessons learned. Poster presented at the 48th annual conference of American Association of Suicidology, Atlanta, GA.

Kene, P. (2015, January). Suicide risk assessment and intervention strategies. Invited lecture presented at D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, Mumbai, India.

Malatino, K., Tortolani, C., Gibbons Holtzman, E., Kene, P., Brabeck, K. (2014, September). Integrating mindfulness into professional counselor identity development. Paper presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Providence, RI. 

Kene, P., & Boisvert, C. (2014, September). Identifying and implementing educational practices to facilitate student learning of evidence-based interventions. Paper presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Providence, RI. 

Kene, P., Castagno, K., Hui-Michael, Y. (2014, June). National and international worldviews on children, youth, and education. Paper presented at the American Association of University Professions Conference, Washington, D.C.

Kene, P. (2014, April). Suicide amongst college students. Paper presented at the First Feinstein School of Education and Human Development Unconference (Bridging Disciplines: Creating Conversations and Making Change) at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI. 

Kene, P. (2014, April). Voices in Unison: Peer Support Group designed for students struggling with a mental illness. Poster presented at Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC) Engaged Faculty Symposium at Providence College, Providence, RI. 

Lynch, M., Kene, P., Ben-Yehuda, M., Licht, P., & Hui-Michael, Y. (2013, October). Common threads/different lenses: U.S. and Israeli special education and counseling psychology college programs. Paper presented at the Rhode Island College Worldview Lecture Series, Providence, RI. 

Garofano, J. & Kene, P. (2013, March). Impact of childhood pets on the ability to decode nonverbal communication. Poster presented at the Third Annual Conference of Feinstein School of Education & Human Development, Providence, RI. 

Hurtado, G., Hovey, J. D., Kene, P., Swedish, E., Gahr, J., Roley, M. E., & Seligman, L. D. (2012, November). Dispositional predictors of attitudes towards empirically supported treatments in a national sample of clinical psychologists. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Swedish, E., Hovey, J. D., Hurtado, G., Kene, P., Gahr, J., Roley, M. E., & Seligman, L. D. (2012, November). Predictors of attitudes towards empirically supported treatments in a national sample of students in clinical psychology graduate programs. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Roley, M. E., Hurtado, G., Kene, P., Seligman, L. D., & Hovey, J. D. (2012, November). Evidence for the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide: The role of perceived burdensomeness in predicting suicide ideation and attempts. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Castagno, K. S., Hui, Y., & Kene, P. (2012, November). Enhancing college student’s diverse views: A hybrid approach. Poster presented at annual convention of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Baltimore, MD. 

Kene, P., & Hovey, J. D. (2012, August). Predictors of suicide risk: Capability, reasons, and identification. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. 

Kene, P. (2012, May). Manic energy vs. creative energy. Plenary session presented at the Engaging Conversations Program of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Providence, RI. 

Kene, P., Hovey, J. D., Meyer, G. J., & Mihura, J. L. (2008, August). Utility of the personality assessment inventory in assessing suicide risk. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Kene, P., Hovey, J. D., Meyer, G. J., & Mihura, J. L. (2008, August). Evaluation of the reliability and validity of two clinician-judgment suicide risk assessment instruments. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA. 

Kene, P. (2007, April). Psychological disorders. Lecture presented to undergraduate Principles of Psychology class, University of Toledo, Ohio.

Jansen, K. L., Motley, R. L., Gibbs, D. C., Kene, P., & Hovey, J. D. (2007, March). Differentiating between anxiety and depression as related to college students' religiosity. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Saint Louis, MO.

 

Advisor for which Programs

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CGS in Advanced Counseling
CAGS Mental Health Counseling

Memberships in professional agencies

American Psychological Association
- Member
American Association of Suicidology
- Member

Other

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Rhode Island
Clinical Psychologist at Rhode Island Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: January 28, 2019