Eran Hanke

Clinical Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling

Eran Hanke

Latham Hall 249


Eran Hanke

Clinical Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling


Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Iowa
M.A. Counseling, University of Minnesota-Duluth
B.A. Psychology, Baldwin Wallace University

Teaching Interests

Counseling Skills
Intervention and Prevention in Lifespan Development
Family Counseling
Counseling Older Adults
Advanced Psychopathology
Practicum and Internship

Research Interests

Issues of access to mental health care and to education across the lifespan, with special emphasis on counseling older adults and supporting college students in recovery from addictions;

Professional helper, family caregiver, graduate, and professional student mental health and wellbeing;

Applied improvisation in counseling and counselor education

Additional Information

Dr. Hanke is licensed in the state of Iowa. Prior to becoming a part of the Counseling Program, Dr. Hanke worked for over a decade at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She served as the director of the Medical Student Counseling Center and as a senior staff counselor. She also taught in the counseling programs at Bradley University and Buena Vista University and in the Student Affairs Administration Program at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She has work experience at a community college and at a non-profit agency serving youth and their families.

Dr. Hanke is invested in training counselors to better serve older adults. She works closely with Dr. Elaine Eshbaugh, Professor of Gerontology, and together they run the Dementia Simulation House on campus. The purpose of the house is to educate the community about different forms of dementia and to promote culture change that leads to increased respect and safety for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Dr. Hanke also is interested in how theater improvisation principles and skills can be integrated with experiential approaches to counseling to assist clients and to train and supervise counselors. She participates in a weekly improvisation with other therapists through Improv Therapy Group.