Dr. Benjamin Okai

Dr. Benjamin  Okai

Dr. Benjamin Okai

Assistant Professor of Counseling


 

Ph.D., Regent University
M.S., B.Min., Harding University
B.A., University of Ghana

bokai@jbu.edu

Dr. Benjamin Okai is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds specializations in supervision and technology assisted counseling/supervision. He received his MSc.MFT from Harding University and completed his PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision at Regent University VA.

He is a member of the American Counseling Association and a reviewer of conference papers for the American Society for Engineering Education. He has worked in a variety of professional clinical settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential facilities, church-based, and private practice.

Dr. Okai has strong motivation and active engagement in scholarship and research in psychosocial studies that spans from the phenomenon of Shame, to Advocacy, Diversity, Marital relationships, and Severe Mental Illness. He presents on topics related to marriage and mental health challenges among children and adolescents in developing countries.

He and his wife, Olivia, and their three children have been involved in foster care system since 2012. Dr. Okai's family reside in Searcy Arkansas and are members of the Cloverdale Church of Christ where he serves as one of the elders.