Dr. Kovner is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Georgia and is Director of the Kovner Center for Behavioral Health and Psychological Testing, He received his doctorate 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 training in Behavior Therapy, Marital Therapy, Sex Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Since his doctoral degree he has learned many forms of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Mindfulness, Reality Therapy, Transactional Analysis, DBT 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 is trained in Behavior Therapy, Marital and Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy and Sexual Abuser Treatment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Psychological Testing and Assessment. He did his doctoral dissertation on Reading Disability (Dyslexia) and has conducted hundreds of psychological evaluations for children, adolescents 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, the S.C. Department of Mental Retardation. He was a supervising psychologist at the SC 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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