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Karin Balten-Babkowski Jordan, American health facility administrator. Registered Nurse; licensed marriage and family therapist, Colorado; certified kindergarten teacher, Germany; diplomate/board certified expert in traumatic stress.


Jordan, Karin Balten-Babkowski was born on July 26, 1958 in Hannover, Germany. Came to the United States, 1979. Daughter of Ekkehard and Liselotte (Pache) Babkowski.


Bachelor in Biology cum laude, Colorado Christian College, Denver, 1987. Master of Arts in Counseling, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Child and Family Development, University Georgia, 1992.


Intern in counseling Hope and Help Center, Orlando, Florida, 1989. Intern in marriage and family therapy McPhaul Center, Athens, 1990-1991. Assistant clinical director Cross Keys Counseling Center, Atlanta, 1991-1993.

Practicum supervisor University Colorado, Denver, 1993, clinical director, 1994-1999, member faculty, 1994-1997, assistant professor, 1997-2000, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000-2001. Associate professor, department chair George Fox University, Newburg, Oregon, since 2001. Board directors Maria Drost Services.

Research assistant department child and family development University Georgia, Athens, 1989-1991. Board directors, counselor Sun Valley Family Hope Counseling Center, Denver, 1996-1998. Research consultant Jefferson Couty Public School Mental Health Group, Jefferson County Substance Abuse Counseling Department.

Guest lecturer in Russia, Moscow, 2003.


Crisis counselor and CISD task force volunteer North West Medical Team, since 2001. Mental health volunteer New York City World Trade Center Attack, 2001, Russia after terrorist attack, 2004, after Tsunami, Sri Lanka, since 2004. Menatl health volunteer after Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

Founder Dream Catcher, since 2005. Member mental health committee 9News Health Fair, Denver, 1995—1998. Member committee Colorado Oklahoma Resource Council, 1996—1997.

Appointed to augmenting panel Colorado State Grievance Board, 1997—1998. Fellow American Academy Experts in Traumatic Stress. Member American Psychological Association (division 16 committee children, youth, families since 1996), American Counseling Association (founder Trauma Networking Group 2003^), American Association Marriage Family Therapy (certified therapist, supervisor), Colorado Association Marriage Family Therapy (public relations committee since 1996, vice president), Colorado Counseling Association, International Association Marriage Family Counselors, National Academy Certified Family Therapists.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, drawing, traveling.


Married Wayne Donald Jordan, June 13, 1981.