Dr. Kevin Tate joined the Department of Counselor Education in 2018. Before joining the SUNY Brockport community, Dr. Tate worked in a variety of roles (counselor, career educator, teacher, supervisor, administrator, counselor educator), settings (community-based human services, community college, public four-year university, mid-sized private university, small liberal arts college), and regions (Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern U.S.).
His scholarly interest and work include access/inclusion/success in education and career development, particularly for those who have been historically marginalized.
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education from University of Florida, Gainesville (CACREP Accredited), May 2011
Specialization: Mental Health Counseling
Masters of Education & Education Specialist in Mental Health Counseling from University of Florida, Gainesville (CACREP Accredited), December 2007
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Florida, Gainesville, December 2003
Brown, E., Ramrakhiani, S., Tate, K. A. (2020). Not a problem to be fixed: Successful first-generation graduates and implications for college counselors. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 48, 243-256.
Reid Marks, L., Yeoward, J., Fickling, M., & Tate, K. (2020). The Role of Racial Microaggressions and Bicultural Self-Efficacy on Work Volition in Racially Diverse Adults. Journal of Career Development. Advanced online publication.
Reid Marks, L., Tate, K. A., & Taylor, J. (2019). Exploring the Moderation of Meaning in Life in Barriers and Coping Efficacy Among Women. Journal of Career Development Advanced online publication.
Reid Marks, L., Harrell-Williams, L.M., Tate, K.A., Coleman, M.L., & Moore, K. (2018). Family influence, critical consciousness, and calling to career in women of color. The Career Development Quarterly, 66, 329-343.
Edwards, L. M., Tate, K. A., Cook, J. M., Toigo, M. P., Yeomans, A. C. (2017). Counselors as advocates: Effects of a pilot project designed to develop advocacy knowledge and confidence in trainees. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 9, 79-94.
Knox, S., Hill, C. E., Knowlton, G., Chui, H., Pruitt, N., & Tate, K. A. (2017). Crying in psychotherapy: The perspective of therapists and clients. Psychotherapy, 54, 292.
Slaten, C.D., Zalzala, A., Elison, Z.M., Tate, K.A., & Wachter-Morris, C.A. (2016). Person-centered educational practices in an urban alternative high school: The Black Male perspective. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 15, 19-36.
Slaten, C.D., Irby, D.J., Tate, K. A., & Rivera, R. (2015). Towards a critically conscious approach to social-emotional learning in alternative education: school staff members’ perspectives. Journal of Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 7, 41-62.
Tate, K. A., Caperton, W., Kaiser, D., Pruitt, N, White, H. Hall, E. (2015). An exploration of first generation college students’ career development beliefs and experiences. Journal of Career Development, 42, 294-310.
Tate, K. A., Fouad, N. A., Reid-Marks, L., Young, G., Guzman, E., Williams, E. G. (2015). Underrepresented first generation, low-income college students’ pursuit of a graduate education: Investigating the influence of self-efficacy, coping efficacy, and family influence. Journal of Career Assessment, 23, 427-441.
Tate, K. A., Bloom, M., Tassara, M., Caperton, W. (2014). Counselor competence, performance assessment, and program evaluation: Using psychometric instruments. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 47, 291–306.
Tate, K. A., Fallon, K. M., Casquerelli, E., Reid Marks, L. (2014). Opportunities for action: Traditionally marginalized populations and the economic crisis. The Professional Counselor, 4, 285–302.
Tate, K. A., Lopez, C., Fox, R., Love, J., McKinney, E. (2014). In-home counseling for young children living in poverty: An exploration of counseling competencies. The Family Journal, 22, 371-381.
Goodman, R. D., Calderon, A. M., Tate, K. A., (2014). Liberation-focused community outreach: A qualitative exploration of peer group supervision during disaster response. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 228-236.
Tate, K. A., Torres Rivera, E., Brown, E. M. (2013). Foundations for liberation: Social justice, liberation psychology, and counseling. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 47, 373-382.
Tate, K. A., Torres Rivera, E., Conwill, W. L., Miller, M. D., Puig, A. (2013) Conceptualizing group dynamics from our clients’ perspective: Development of the Conceptualization of Group Dynamics Inventory. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 38, 146-168.
Tate, K. A., Williams, C., Harden, D. (2013). Finding purpose in pain: Using Logotherapy as a method for addressing survivor guilt in first generation college students. Journal of College Counseling, 16, 79-92.
Brubaker, M. D., Garrett, M. T., Torres Rivera, E., Tate, K. A. (2010) Justice making in groups for homeless adults: The Emancipatory Communitarian way. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35, 124-133.
Tate, K. A., Amatea, E.A. (2010). Exploring the process of case conceptualization: A review of the literature. Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 24. 10-21.
Tate, K. A., Torres Rivera, E., Edwards, L. M. (2015). Colonialism and multicultural counseling competence research: A liberatory analysis. In R. D. Goodman & P. Gorski (Eds.) Decolonizing “multicultural” counseling and psychology: Visions for social justice theory and practice. New York: Springer
Tate, K. A. (2014). Communication and interpretation: It’s more complicated than you think! In K. Fineran, B. Houltberg, A. Nitza, J. McCoy, & S. Roberts (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing volume 2. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
Brubaker, M. D., Garrett, M. T., Torres Rivera, E., Tate, K. A. (2010) Justice making in groups for homeless adults: The Emancipatory Communitarian way. In A. Singh & C. Salazar (Eds.) Social Justice in Group Work: Practical Interventions for Change. New York, NY: Routledge.
Janners, E., Tate, K. A., Lemke, H., Ullrich, T. (2014), Sort through a difficult choice – Help your student find a college that’s right for them with a card sort. School Counselor, 52, 41-42.
Tate, K.A., Rush, L. C. (2012). Social justice and career development. Career Developments, 26, 5-9.
Licensure & Certification
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) State of New York
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) Certified Center for Application of Psychology Type, Gainesville, FL