Steven Kovner, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist in the stZte of Georgia and is Director of the Kovner Center for Behavioral Health and Psychological Testing.
Energized by the civil rights movement, after reading the Dark Ghetto by Kenneth Clark, Ph.D., the former first African American President of the American Psychological Association and Psychology Professor at City College whose life work on the affects of segregation on the hearts and minds of African American children, Dr. Kovner rode the Canarsie line subway from Brooklyn to Harlem every day for 6 years where he received his BA and MS in Psychology from the City College of the City University of New York.
Dr. Kovner obtained his Doctoral Degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1990. He attended the School Psychology Program and took practicums in Clinical Psychology in order to gain expertise in treating individuals throughout their life span.
Dr. Kovner received education and training in the Psychoanalytic, Post- Psychoanalytic Theories, Behavioral Psychology and Therapies, Marital Therapy, Sex Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Since his doctoral degree he has learned many forms of psychotherapeutic treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Mindfulness, Reality Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and others. His compassionate and caring style serves his clients well as he provides the evidenced-based treatment they require.
In 2003, Dr. Kovner helped to establish and create the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (GATSA). He served on the Board of Directors for three years and is a previous member of the National Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). (Currently, Dr. Kovner is only accepting referrals for nonviolent adolescent sexual abusers.)
Dr. Kovner did his doctoral dissertation on Reading Disability (Dyslexia) and has conducted hundreds of psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults and college students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Kovner worked for the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, the Aiken-Barnwell and Lexington Community Mental Health Centers in South Carolina, and the S.C. Department of Mental Retardation. He was a Supervising Psychologist at the South Carolina State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital for the severely mental ill. He also provided forensic evaluations to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He worked at the Charleston Naval Hospital with families of active duty service men and woman before opening his private practice in Georgia in 1990.
Dr. Kovner is an active member of the American Psychological Association.
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