Dr. Kenneth Larimore

Kenneth Larimore, MSW, DMin, PhD, LISW-Supr

Senior Professor of Christian Social Work
Family Studies Specialist
International Experience: Costa Rica, Peru, USA

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Human Services in Social Work & Community Services, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctor of Ministry, Marriage & Family Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
  • Master of Social Work, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Master of Divinity, Pastoral Care & Counseling, Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL
  • Master of Arts, Pastoral Care & Counseling, Lincoln, IL
  • Bachelor of Theology, Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY
  • Bachelor of Arts in Bible, Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY

Doctoral Dissertation 

  • Preparing at-risk Foster Adolescents for Independent Living: Preparing to Age Out of the System

Professional Licenses / Certification

  • Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor (LISW-Supr), Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, State of Ohio. 
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, State of Ohio. 

Teaching Specializations

  • Social Work
  • Marriage & Family

Academic Experiences

  • Assistant Professor of Social Work, Ohio University - Chillicothe, OH
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work, Ohio University - Athens, OH  
  • Adjunct Professor, Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, VA
  • Adjunct Instructor, Strayer University
  • Adjunct Instructor, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH
  • Adjunct Instructor, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon, OH
  • Adjunct Instructor, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
  • Adjunct Instructor, Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Administrator/Clinical Supervisor/Clinical Program Development, National Youth Advocate Program, Columbus, OH
  • Founder/Administrator, Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH
  • Administrator/Counselor, Paraclete Ministries, Mt. Vernon, OH
  • Therapist/Case Manager, Rosemont Center, Columbus, OH
  • Administrator/Counselor, Family Life Resources, Canton, OH
  • Founder/Administrator, Compassion Inc, Ashland, OH
  • Foster Care Specialist, Symbiont, Newark, OH
  • Associate Minister, Heath Church of Christ, Heath, OH
  • Senior Minister,, Fowler Christian Church, Fowler, IN
  • Interim Minister, Westside Christian Church, Joplin, MO
  • Youth Ministry, Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Flemingsburg, KY

Presentations

  • Grief Recovery, to workshop participants at Round Lake Christian Assembly, Lakeville, OH, 1993, 1994
  • Ecology of the Family, to Holmes County Ministerial Association at Millersburg Christian Church, Millersburg, OH, 1992.
  • Christian Response to Domestic Violence, to social work students at Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY, 1993.
  • Christian Response to Domestic Violence, to National Association of Christian Social Workers, Ohio Chapter at State Conference, Delaware, OH, 1994.
  • Divorce Recovery Seminar, workshop participants at First Friends Church, Canton, OH, 1992, 1993, & 1994.
  • Praise and Encouragement/Positive Discipline, to foster parents at the Rosemont Center, Columbus, OH, 1998.
  • Praise and Encouragement/Positive Discipline, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 1999, 2001, 2003, & 2005.
  • Separation and Attachment, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2000 & 2003.
  • Anger Management, to workshop participants at Mental Health Association, Newark, OH, 2002.
  • Understanding and Treating Children with Sexual Behavior Problems, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
  • Understanding the Juvenile Sexual Offender, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
  • Personality Types, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
  • Treating the Out of Control Adolescent, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2004.
  • Mental Health Issues and the Adolescent, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
  • Emotional Issues and the Adolescent, to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
  • Personality Disorders and the Adolescent , to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH, 2002, 2003, & 2004.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, presented to foster parents at Franklin County Children Services, Columbus, OH, 2004.
  • Transitional Living/Independent Living, to foster parents at Ohio Family Care Association Annual Conference, Worthington, OH, 2006.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, presented to foster parents at Family & Youth Institute, Newark, OH., 4 times per year 2000 - 2006.
  • Preparing At-Risk Foster Adolescents for Independent Living: Preparing to Age out of the Foster Care System, presented to staff at National Youth Advocate Program, Columbus, OH, at 3 regional locations in Ohio, 2008, 2009.
  • Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, presented to staff at National Youth Advocate Program, Columbus, OH, at 5 regional locations in Ohio & West Virginia 2008, 2009
  • Supervision, presented to LISW’s at Ohio University as the 9 hour supervision training for the “S” designation for the LISW-S designation, 2011.
  • Preparing At-Risk Foster Adolescents for Independent Living, to professors and social workers at the National Conference of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work, St. Louis, Mo. October 2012.
  • Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice, presented to social workers at Adena Hospital, Chillicothe Ohio, June 27, 2013.
  • Creating a Child-Informed Child Welfare Practice, to professors and social workers at the National Conference of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work, Atlanta, GA. October 2013.
  • Preparing At-Risk Foster Adolescents for Independent Living, to professors, social workers, and foster parents at the National Conference of the Foster Family-based Treatment Association, Orlando, FL. July 2014.
  • Historical Overview of HIV/AID and Christianity: Then and Now, presented to professors and social workers at the National Conference of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work, Annapolis, MD. November 2014.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christian Social Workers
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Foster Family-based Treatment Association