Fr. Ken Anich, SVD

Professor of Counseling Psychology

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I am currently a semi-retired Professor in Counseling Psychology at Divine Word College.  I have held both administrative and instructional positions since August of 1993. Born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin and lived my early years in Eagleville, Wisconsin (Mukwonago, WI. address).  My parents were tavern owners for approximately 25 years at the Eagleville location.

I began my association with the Society of the Divine Word as a high school student in 1961 at Divine Word Seminary, East Troy, WI. My first vows as an SVD were at Bay St. Louis, MI on Aug. 29, 1970, final vows on Sept. 15, 1973 at Villa St. Thomas, Maranisco, Michigan and was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest for the Society of the Divine Word, at Holy Spirit Chapel, Divine Word Seminary, Techny, IL.  Dec. 15, 1973, by Rev. Michael R. Dempsey, D.D., Aux. Bishop of Chicago.

Over the years I have held numerous professional leadership positions such as:

Secretary/Treasurer, State Chapter for Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Alpha:  National Counseling Honor Society, Northern Arizona University.  1990 - 1991.

President, Association for Religious and Value Issues in Counseling, (ARVIC) a Division the American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD) now called the  American Counseling Association (ACA).

              President Elect - 1984 - 1985.
              President - 1985 - 1986
              Past President - 1986 - 1987

President, Wisconsin Association for Counseling and Development (WACD) now called the Wisconsin  Counseling Association.

              President Elect - 1983.
              President - 1984.
              Past President - 1985.

Visiting professor at The University of New Orleans (2004) and Old Dominion University (2011).


B.A. - Divine Word College, (Sociology)
M. Div. - Catholic Theological Union (Theology)
M.Ed. - DePaul University (Human Services/Counseling)
Ed.D. - Northern Arizona University (Educational Psychology)
NCC - National Certified Counselor

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology (Current), Diversity in Human Sexuality, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology in a Cross-Cultural Perspective, Cross Cultural Psychology, Pastoral Counseling, and Christian Sexuality.


Book Review on “The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology” by Todd A. Salzman & Michael G Lawler. To be published in the New Theology Review.

Book Review on “Human Sexuality on the Catholic Tradition.” published in New Theology Review. Accepted position to review theological books written on the topic of sexuality.  Vol. 22, #2, May 2009.

Authored the Divine Word College Religious Formation Program (DWC-RFP) and the REP Assessment Instrument.  (Printed In-House, Oct. 2, 2007)

The Gentle Pastor—Bishop Harold Perry, SVD.  (2000) SVD in the World: 125 Years SVD.  Divine Word Missionaries, Techny, IL.  (Also published in German by Steyl Press, Steyl Holland).

Spirituality in Adolescence:  A Developmental process and its Implications. with Eugene R. Moan and Robin S. Kurtz.  (1993).  Arizona Counseling Journal.  Vol. 18, pp. 11-17.

Named first editor of "InfoTrac", 1992 - 1994, an issues-oriented newsletter for members of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious and Value Issues in Counseling.

Seasonal Affective Disorder.  (1991).  The Wisconsin Counselor.  Vol. 13, No. 1.

Counseling in a Foreign Land. (1989).  The Wisconsin Counselor. Vol. 11, No. 3.

A Reflection on Community (Still Point).  (1989).  The Philippine SVD.   Vol. 44, No. 1.  A News Magazine Published Bi- Monthly, Catholic Trade Press:  Manila, Philippines.

Authored, "President's Column" for Interaction, the quarterly newsletter of the Association for Religious and Value Issues in Counseling, 1985 - 1986.

Editor, News and Notes,  Newsletter for the Wisconsin Association for Counseling and Development. 1983 - 1984.

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA) 
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counseling (ASERVIC) 
CHI SIGMA Iota International Counseling Honor Society.

Intercultural Experience

Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines. (1987 – 1989).

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