Kevin Henze head shot

Assistant Professor and Addictions Program Coordinator

College Hall
Department Graduate Counseling Programs

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Dr. Henze joined Regis College’s School of Health Sciences faculty in January 2016 and currently teaches and advises within Master of Arts in Counseling program. Dr. Henze teaches Theories of Counseling I and II; Principles and Techniques of Counseling; Ethical and Legal Issues and Considerations; Treating Addictions: Dynamics and Treatment Strategies; and the Counseling Psychology Practicum. Dr. Henze also served as ADJUNCT FACULTY within Curry College’s Department of Psychology for over 10 years.

    In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Henze has maintained a staff psychologist role at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA since September 2008. From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Henze served as the clinical director of peer support services. His duties included implementation of peer support services and cultivation of basic helping skills and furthering of professional identity development among facility peer support providers. Since 2013, Dr. Henze has served as staff psychologist in the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Treatment Program (MHRRTP). His duties include provision of individual and group psychotherapies within residential setting, with a focus on evidenced-based treatments, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (CBT-SUD), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Dr. Henze finds great joy leveraging his clinical practice expertise within his faculty role at Regis.

    As a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), Dr. Henze’s clinical and training interests center on promotion of psychiatric and dual-diagnosis recovery competencies within educational and clinical contexts. In fall of 2018 Dr. Henze partnered with faculty within the School of Health Sciences and Young School of Nursing to expand Regis College’s addiction studies educational offerings as a means of meeting society’s urgent need for healthcare professionals with addiction treatment competencies. This resulted in the launch of the Transdisciplinary Addiction Professional Post-Graduate Certificate Program, as well as the addition of an addiction specialization track within the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology graduate program in the fall of 2019. Dr. Henze’s expertise in addiction counseling and advocacy are complimented by his commitment to multiculturally aware clinical training and system-level interventions, which serve to welcome and include historically marginalized voices and perspectives.

    Recent Research Experience

    • May 2013 through September 2017: Research Team Member, Edith N. Rogers Memorial Hospital with Marsha Ellison PhD. Supervise and provide technical assistance to Peer Supported Providers involved with supported housing research study.
    • May 2011 through August 2013: Research Team Member, Edith N. Rogers Memorial Hospital with Marsha Ellison PhD. Served as co-author of VA Supported Education manual for returning Veterans. Supervised Peer Supported Education Providers involved with supported education research study.

    Professional Affiliations

    • US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
    • Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
    • American Counseling Association
      • American Psychological Association
      • Division 17, Counseling Psychology
      • Division 18, Public Service Psychology
      • Division 51, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities


    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 2007

    Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 2001

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wabash College, 1999


    I believe that students learn best when provided a respectful environment for interactive conversation, critical reflection and creative application. I aspire for my students to reach beyond preconceived notions about counseling and mental health and illness in order to develop a multifaceted understanding of the human condition and field of mental health counseling and transdisciplinary addiction studies more broadly. Mental health and illness varies across individuals and groups operating from a variety of cultural frameworks, beliefs, and practices. Accordingly, it is essential that Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies be presented within a multicultural social justice framework. I am a proponent of active learning, appreciative inquiry, team building and transdisciplinary collaboration, all of which are critical to the cultivation of courageous healthcare professionals prepared to cultivate wellness, recovery and equity within their practice and society and large.

    Ellison, M.L., Muller., L., Henze, K., Corrigan, P., Larson, J., Kieval, N.E., Sawh, L., and Smelson, D. (2012). The Veteran Supported Education Treatment Manual (VetSEd). Bedford, MA: ENRM Veterans Hospital, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research. Retrieved September 4, 2012

    Helms, J. E., Henze, K. T., Satiani, A., and Mascher, J. (2005). Ethical issues when White researchers study ALANA and immigrant people and communities. In J. Trimble and C. Fisher (Eds.), Handbook of ethical research with ethnocultural populations and communities. (pp. 299-324). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Referred Publications

    Drebing, C.E., Reilly, E., Henze, K.T., Kelley, M., Russo, A., Smolinsky, J., Gorman J., and Penk, W.E. (2018). Using peer support and self-help groups to enhance community integration of veterans in transition. Psychological Services, 15, 135-145.

    Green, C.E., Chen, C.E., Helms, J.E., and Henze, K.T. (2011). Recent reliability reporting practices in Psychological Assessment: Recognizing the people behind the data. Psychological Assessment, 23, 656-669.

    Kymalainen, J. A., Henze, K. T., DeLuca, M., Mitton, T. A., Walton, H. M., Duffy, P., Kapungu, C., et al. (2010). Are we there yet? The four-year impact of a VA fellowship program on the recovery orientation of rehabilitation programs. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 33, 320-327.

    Jernigan, M. M., Green, C. E., Helms, J. E., Perez-Gualdron, L., and Henze, K. T. (2010). An examination of People of Color supervision dyads: Racial identity matters as much as race. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4, 62-73.

    Satiani, A., Mascher, J., Henze, K. T., Perry, J., and Helms, J. E. (2008). Cultural equivalence in standardized tests of cognitive abilities, knowledge, and skills: a content analysis of empirical studies following Helms (1992). Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

    Helms, J. E., Henze, K. T., Sass, T. L., and Misfud, V. A. (2006). Treating Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficients as Data in Counseling Research. The Counseling Psychologist, 34, 630-660. Recipient of the Counseling Psychologist’s 2006 Outstanding Contribution Award.

    Helms, J. E., Shakes Malone, L., Henze, K., Satiani, A., Perry, J., and Warren, A. (2003). First annual Diversity Challenge: How to survive teaching courses on race and culture. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31, 3-11.

    Cuan Muhaire, Republic of Ireland, Transdisciplinary Discovery for Addictions Specialization training, in collaboration with Regis’ department of Nursing, August 2018

    Regis College, Weston, MA. Invited Panel Presenter, “President’s Lecture Series: Opioid Epidemic: Crisis/Treatment.” March 2017