Research interview with a couple married for 69 years


In November 2016, Kerin taught a workshop on cultural competence in counseling older adults at the Texas Counseling Association's annual conference in Dallas, TX.

The November 2016 cover story of Counseling Today (the magazine of the American Counseling Association) features Kerin and several other professional counselors in their story on counseling for grief and loss: ​​Walking with clients through their final days.

In April 2016, Kerin gave a presentation for American and Canadian counselors on counseling older adults at the joint international conference of the American Counseling Association and the Canadian Counseling Association in Montreal, Canada.

The January 2015 cover story of Counseling Today (the magazine of the American Counseling Association) includes an interview with Kerin and several other professional counselors for their story on resistance:
Scaling Client Walls.

Kerin authored two sections in the group counseling book, Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The book was published in 2015 by the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Kerin's presentation on counseling with older adults was awarded the Best Poster Session at the January 2015 conference of the Texas Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, in Austin Texas.

About Dr. Groves

Consulting with an animal-assisted therapy program


From a young age, Kerin was deeply curious about why people do what they do, and why they don't do what they don't do. It became her life's work: today, she's an expert in human behavior and communication.

For over 25 years she has worked with individuals and groups including corporations, small businesses, governments, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, health care, and higher education. She is an award-winning counselor, professional coach, consultant, speaker, educator, trainer, writer, and researcher. Her approach is positive and strengths-based, focusing on peak performance and quality of life at home and at work.

Her own career path went from forklift driver and trash collector to college professor and psychotherapist. She earned both a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Science from the University of North Texas, and a PhD from Texas A&M University in Commerce. Dr. Groves' specialty areas include lifelong human development, relationships, aging, spirituality, and mental and emotional wellness. She consults with individuals and teams, and is a professional speaker for groups and events large or small.

Preparing to teach a professional workshop

Training a large group

Feeling right at home

Conflict Management Institute, PLLC
4401 N. I-35, Suite 112, Denton, TX 76207
Phone 940.453.7594

Dr. Kerin Groves is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas #69302) and Board-approved clinical supervisor. She is also a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC #611559).


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Research interview with a 101-year-old woman