Fr. Ken Anich, SVD

Fr. Ken Anich, SVD

Professor of Counseling Psychology

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Fr. Kenneth Anich hails from the State of Wisconsin and is a priest of the Society of Divine Word having professed vows in 1970 and was ordained in 1973. He served as a Guidance Counselor and Director of Formation at Divine Word Seminary, East Troy, WI from 1974 to 1986. While working in Wisconsin, he was appointed and elected to various professional positions including President of the Wisconsin Association for Counseling and Development (1984-1985) and President of Association for Religious and Value Issues in Counseling (ARVIC) (1985-1986), a Division of the American Counseling Association. While in these positions he served on numerous professional committees and traveled internationally representing the association. He served as a missionary in the Philippines from 1987 – 1989, at Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City, where he established a counseling and testing office, taught various courses, was director of the Pre-Novitiate Program and also ministered during the summers at Santo Nino Cathedral in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

After completing his Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology, at Northern Arizona University, where he also taught as a graduate assistant, was a member of the Flagstaff Master Chorale, and assisted in the local parishes. He was appointed as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Divine Word College (1993 – 2002), taught various psychology courses, and served as the Pre-novitiate Formation Director, a position he held for 18 years. Fr. Anich continues to teach in his field of psychology, serves on a number of College committees and is the faculty supervisor for the student-operated Pour House Café.


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, Diversity in Human Sexuality, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Pastoral Counseling, and Christian Sexuality. Fr. Anich has also taught Spirituality and Counseling as a visiting professor at the University of New Orleans and taught Counseling Theories and Practice as a visiting professor at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


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.

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

Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious and Values Issues in Counseling
Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society.

Intercultural Experience

Christ the King Mission Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines. (1987 – 1989).
Ministered during summers at Sacred Heart Parish, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, 1974 – 1986)

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