Kenneth C. Frontman, Ph.D., CGP
3516 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Georgia Psychologist License #1835, A National Health Service Psychologist, Since 1995, Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Group Psychotherapist (National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists) and Member of the Systems-Centered Training & Research Institute (SCTRI)
1993 Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Texas Tech University (APA approved).
1986 M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
1981 B.A. in Psychology. The University of Texas at Austin.
8/2001- Present: Private Practice, Kenneth C. Frontman, Ph.D., PC, Practice specializing in marriage and family therapy, treating anxiety and depression, personality/interpersonal issues, substance abuse/recovery, and AD/HD-related problems. Provide individual, group, and marriage/family therapy. Substance abuse and persomality assessment; screenings for ADHD.
10/94-12/31/2014 Georgia Tech Counseling Center, Senior Staff Psychologist.
• Provide individual, group, and couple’s counseling.
• Supervisor for practicum students and predoctoral interns.
• Pre-doctoral Internship Trainer: Specializing in short term psychodynamic & system-oriented therapy, group therapies, and substance abuse assessment & treatment, Career counseling.
• 24 hour crisis counseling.
• Workshops and Presentations to GTCC Staff & Practicum Students and Campus Community.
• Consultation with GT faculty and parents.
Fellowship and Internship
10/93-9/94 Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center Chemical Addiction Program, Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow. Responsibilities include conducting inpatient individual and group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy with outpatients, psychological evaluation of adults, neuropsychological evaluation of adults, designing chemical addiction treatment plans, teaching psycho-educational classes, couples therapy for inpatients and outpatients, and attending training seminars.
1991-92 Dallas Child Guidance Clinic, (now called Dallas Child and Family Guidance Clinic) APA approved Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship. Internship responsibilities included psychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults. Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, parents, and families. Weekly training seminars in child development, family therapy, child therapy, and child assessment.
Summer 1992: Alcohol Dependency Treatment Unit at Dallas VAMC, Inpatient rotation at DCGC
Internship. Completed 100-hour rotation over three months. Responsibilities included facilitating group therapy and conducting mental status exams.
1/93-10/93 Dallas Independent School District, Associate School Psychologist. Responsibilities included personality and intellectual evaluation of students, designing individualized educational plans and behavior management plans, counseling for students and parents, determination of eligibility for Special Education services, crisis intervention, and conducting ARD meetings.
1/89-6/91 Texas Tech Counseling Center, Counselor and Learning and Language Disability Evaluator (half-time position). Conducted comprehensive assessment to diagnose language and learning disabilities; counseling and assistance to address the needs of learning disabled students. Provided career interest testing and career counseling. Provided short-term counseling for couples and individuals.
5/88-12/89 Lubbock County Adult Probation, Vocational Counselor (half-time position). Provided vocational counseling and job placement assistance. Facilitated vocational skills group. Psychological evaluation of probationers utilizing personality testing, vocational interest testing, and intellectual testing.
8/86-8/87 Jewish Family Services of San Antonio, Psychotherapist. Provided individual, marital, and family therapy. Facilitated group therapy focusing on interpersonal relationships. Co-facilitated cancer support group.
6/85-8/86 Bexar County Women’s Center, Counselor. Provided counseling for individuals and couples. Co-facilitated group therapy. Provided crisis counseling.
Traineeships and Other Experience
6/88-5/91 Texas Tech Psychology Clinic, Clinical Practicum. Conducted individual, marital, and family therapy at university clinic that served Lubbock County and surrounding areas. Facilitated group therapy for men involved in physically abusive relationships. Psychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults.
Spring, 1988 Texas Tech Counseling Center, Clinical Practicum
Summer, 89 Provided short-term individual counseling for University students, including career-interest assessment and career counseling.
Couples and family counseling for university students and staff.
Fall 1989 Texas Tech Family Therapy Clinic, Clinical Practicum
Summer 90 Provided brief therapy for couples and families using team therapy model. Conducted therapy while receiving live supervision.
1/87-6/87 Community Counseling Service, Clinical Externship. Conducted family therapy at university sponsored clinic. Team family therapy model used in which team members observed session by one-way mirror.
1/85-5/85 Trinity University Counseling Center, Clinical Practicum. Provided individual counseling for Trinity University students. Conducted personality and career-interest testing.
8/84-12/84 Medical Center Hospital of San Antonio, Clinical Practicum. Administered psychological test batteries for psychiatric inpatients. Co-facilitated inpatient group therapy.
1979 Brown Schools (Residential Treatment Center in San Marcos, Texas). Prior to completion of undergraduate studies, worked as a mental health worker for emotionally disturbed children.
1987-1990 Texas Tech University Department of Psychology, Instructor. Instructor for undergraduate courses in Personality Theory and General Psychology on a part-time basis each semester.
1998-Present Georgia Tech Wellness Center, Prime for Life Instructor. Teach eight-hour psychoeducational course for GT students on substance abuse each semester.
Certifications and Professional Affiliations
Licensed Psychologist, Georgia Psychology License #1835
National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Registrant # 43623
Certified Group Therapist (#23878), National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (ID # 15905)
Clinical Psychology Staff, Ridgeview Institute
Member, American Psychological Association (Member Divisions 17, 39, & 50)
Member, Georgia Psychological Association
Member, System’s-Centered Therapy Research Institute (SCTRI)
Member, American Group Psychotherapy Association
Clinical Member, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society
Certified Instructor, Prime for Life OCTAA (On Campus Talking About Alcohol) by the Prevention Research Institute
Licensing Candidate toward becoming Licensed Practitioner of System’s-Centered Therapy. Fifteen years of rigorous training in System’s Centered Therapy (see www.systemscentered.com for more information on this model) consisting of monthly five-hour trainings with Susan Gantt, Ph.D., APBB, CGP, as well as one-week of group trainings twice per year with Yvonne Agazarian, Ed.D., FAGPA for five years, and monthly licensing consultations.
Completed All Workshops for EMDR Certification.
Public Relations Coordinator, 2005, 2006, & 2007 SCTRI International Conference, Decatur, Georgia and Boston, MA., Public Relations Co-Coordinator 2008 & 2009 SCTRI International Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Presentations and Publications
Jorgenson, R. & Frontman, K. (April, 2012). Working with couples: Comparing Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Systems-Centered theoretical and clinical approaches, Systems-Centered Training & Research Institute Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Frontman, K (March, 2012). Invited Workshop Panel Moderator. Third annual national collegiate recovery conference. Kennesaw State University: Kennesaw, Georgia.
Margolis, R. et al. (May, 2011). Recovery management and the treatment of substance abuse on college campuses. Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, GA
Frontman, K.C. (January, 2011). Panel Discussant, Bullying: a community response. Sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Family & Career Services. Sandy Springs, GA.
Frontman, K.C. (October, 2010). Systems-Oriented marriage therapy. Presented at the NW Chapter of Georiga Association for Marraige and Family Therapy, Sandy Springs, GA.
Frontman, K.C. & Silverstein, M. (Summer, 2010) A System’s-Centered perspective on 12-Step recovery & relapse prevention, System’s Centered News, 18 (1),11.
Frontman, K C (June 2010) A Systems-Centered perspective on Murphy’s Law, System’s-Centered News, 18 (1), 9.
Frontman, K.C. & Silverstein, M. (April, 2010) A System’s-Centered perspective on 12-Step recovery process & relapse prevention, The System’s Centered Training & Research Institute International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Danitiz, E., Frontman, K., Luther, J., Snipes, N. (Fall, 2009,) Couples treatment. System’s-Centered News, 17(1), 9-10.
Frontman, K.C. & Straznickas, J. (April, 2009) A System’s-Centered perspective on 12-Step recovery process of alcohol and drug addiction, The System’s Centered Training & Research Institute International Conference, San Francisco, CA
Frontman, K.C. (October, 2003). An introduction to using system’s-oriented therapy in marriage and family therapy. Presentation at the NW Chapter of the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Roswell, Georgia.
Griffin, J.P., Tims-Cook, Z., Frontman, K. C., Love, K., Washington, C., & Yancey, E. (November, 2002). Using Multidimensional Scaling and Concept Mapping as Tools for Understanding What is Helpful for Violence Prevention from the Middle School Student’s Point of View. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Taber, L., Frontman, K., Luther, J., Byram, C., and Kis, G. (Summer, 2002). Thinking SCT with families, System’s Centered News, 10(2), 8-9.
Frontman, K.C. (1996, May). Counselor development: Research, practice and personal perspectives. Presentation at the Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
Frontman, K. C. & Kunkel, M. A. (1994). A grounded theory of counselors’ construal of success in the initial session. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 41(4), 492-499.
Frontman, K. C. & Kunkel, M. A. (1992, August). Counselors’ experience of success in the initial session: An integrative analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.
Frontman, K. C. & Kunkel, M. A. (1991, January). Counselors’ experience of success in the initial session: epistemic style, counselor development, and attribution of success. Paper presented at the meeting of the Texas Association for Marital and Family Therapy, Dallas, TX.
Appointments & Honaraium
Copes Committee Member & Psychology Representative, Advisory Council on Addiction & Substance Abuse, Jewish Family & Career Services (2012-Present).
Frontman, K.C. (January, 2011). Invited Abstract Reviewer, 2011 AAMFT Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
Frontman, K.C. (January, 2008). Invited Abstract Reviewer, 2008 AAMFT Conference, Memphis, TN.
- Anger Management/Assertive Communication
- Perfectionism & Procrastination
- Understanding & Managing Stress
Georgia Tech CC Intern Training Seminars
- Assessing and treating Substance Abuse
- Time-limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
- System’s-Centered Group Psychotherapy
- Career counseling & career development
Eight years experience teaching “Prime for Life: OCTAA,” an 8-hour substance-abuse education course
Susan Gantt, Ph.D., CGP, ABPP, Licensed Psychologist/Diplomat, Director of Systems-Centered Training & Research Institute, Private Practice, and Emory University Dept. of Psychiatry Adjunct Professor
18 Lenox Pointe, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324-3171
Phone (404) 261-5559
Robert Margolis, Ph.D., Private Practice, Author, and Executive Director of CARON Solutions Young Adult Substance Abuse IOP
1150 Upper Hembree Road
Roswell, Georgia 30076
678-624-0930 ext. 24
Georgia Smith, Psy.D., Private Practice
1001 Weatherstone Pkwy., Suite 430
Woodstock, GA 30188
Mack Bowers, Ph.D., Associate Director of GTCC
Georgia Tech Counseling Center
Atlanta, GA 30332-0286
Allison Basham, LPC, Inside-Out Recovery, Private Practice
1150 Upper Hembree Road
Roswell, Georgia 30076