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Emily Ribnik

Emily Ribnik | Mental Health Counselor and A.L.i.C.E. Instructor

Office/Department: Regional Campus Administration
Location: 6000 Frank Ave. NW
Phone: 330-244-5048
Fax: 330-244-3283

Emily Ribnik, PCC-S, has been affiliated with Kent State University since 1999.  She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and again in 2007 with her Masters of Education in Community Counseling.  She is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement in the state of Ohio.  Currently, she works as the mental health clinician at Kent State University at Stark providing counseling services to students, as well as consultation and training for the faculty and staff.  Emily visits classes to have contact with as many students as possible, specifically first semester freshmen.  She serves as the A.L.i.C.E. (active shooter and violent intruder response training) Instructor for the Stark campus, as well as other regional campuses and agencies in the community. 

Emily has also been involved with law enforcement training and education since 2007, when she completed Crisis Intervention Team training.  Yearly, she presents at local and international conferences for law enforcement on a variety of topics including trauma, psychiatric emergencies, crisis response and collaboration, verbal de-escalation, active shooter response training, working with teens and adolescents and first responder self care and well being.  She has worked with local police agencies and Metro SWAT.


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

American Counseling Association

Ohio Counseling Association

American College Counseling Association

American and Ohio Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Issues in Counseling

Response Options - Active Shooter and Violent Intruder Response Training

Crisis Intervention Team International

Kent State University Campus Mental Health Coalition

Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health

Young People Matter with the Stark County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board