Coaching with Dr. Ken Newell

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Dr. Ken Newell

Dr. Ken Newell received his M.S. in Marriage and Therapy at The University of Kentucky.  It was during this time that he pioneered treatment for individuals in distress from trauma, anxiety, and addiction utilizing the entire family in the treatment process.  This work lead to his being the recipient of the Kentucky Colonel Award, the highest honor a citizen can receive for service in the community.   After earning his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy Dr. Ken continued his focus on abuse, anxiety and addictions.  His doctoral dissertation was published in both The American Journal of Family Therapy and The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.  In 1999, Dr. Ken started his career by helping pioneer treatment models specific to helping at-risk youth get their life back on track following their struggles in life by focusing on getting into College.  This was a model he and others followed successfully for 15 years.  In 2015, Dr. Ken realized that helping At-Risk youth get into College was a great start but to truly empower them the support needed to continue while they were they were in College so Dr. Ken joined forces with Nelson Partners, a leader in the student housing industry for many years.  Together they develop and implemented a new treatment model that addresses the many challenges associated with the challenging world of college life by brining the support and mentoring to students in their Student Housing complexes.

Critical Point Program

Mental health issues are prevalent in the college setting, which is why Nelson Partners Student Housing is providing help for students and concerned family members

Nelson Partners: Critical Point Program

Our mission is to increase student safety and success by providing engaging preventive education as well as support and resources during times of crisis.

Preventative Education

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” 

It is believed that prevention is 75% more effective than treatment when it comes to issues like anxiety, depression, suicide, eating disorders, and addiction.  With this in mind we will provide an educational series of information to NP employees, residents, and parents called UP’S (U.P.H.S.) that will assist in prevention by helping to Understand, Prevent, Heal, and Support if you or someone you know is struggling. 

Crisis Support

“No one should have to go through a crisis in college alone, and that includes you”

Despite prevention, education, and awareness we all experience crisis in our lives.  It is during these critical points in time that we want you to know that you are not alone.   After all, happiness is not the absence of problems; it is the ability to deal with them.