Prior to entering the PhD program at UTK Shannon worked for a Community Services Board (outpatient community mental health agency) in Virginia for almost 5 years as an Assessment & Emergency Services Therapist. Before that she worked for 2 years as a Social Worker on an inpatient psychiatry unit.
Shannon is a LCSW, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Certified Pre-Admission Screener in Virginia.
BA, Psychology & Management (double major), Hope College - May 2008
MSW, Indiana University - May 2010
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Prevention & Intervention for Early Childhood Trauma
Child Well-Being and Resilience, especially for Young Children & Foster Children