Friday, August 14, 2015

September Speaker: Dr. Donna Sheperis

Donna Sheperis, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Special Populations at Lamar University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Sheperis has extensive experience in clinical mental health counseling having provided services to children and adults for over 25 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and Texas; a National Certified Counselor; a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor; and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Donna Sheperis is active in the counseling profession. She currently serves as secretary to the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and the Ethics and Bylaws chair for the Association for Humanistic Counseling. Previously, Donna served as chair of the ACA Ethics Committee. She is active in scholarship,research, and writing with multiple articles in peer reviewed journals. In addition, she has 12 book chapters, an instructor’s manual, and two textbooks in print. She is the co-editor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice for Pearson Publishing co-author of Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor for SAGE Publishing. Donna has a funded three year STEM grant to study Autism and EEG and two grants in process with SAMSA and NIMH.