I am very excited to have the opportunity to work here at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since my arrival in 2006, I have taken advantage of the wonderful outdoor opportunities this city has to offer. Though I was raised in the city, I have enjoyed camping, hiking, and whitewater rafting as well. The allergy problems have been somewhat of a challenge for my kids, but other than that it has been lots of fun! I have been a Counselor Educator for 16 years and have worked in a variety of community mental health settings for 19 years. I believe that my life experiences definitely serve as a catalyst for my classroom engagement.
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- PhD, Counseling and Counselor Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002
- EdS, Marriage and Family Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998
- MS, Community Counseling, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998
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Spurgeon, S. L. (2015). Employment settings for clinical mental health counselors. In D. S. Sheperis & C. J. Sheperis (eds.), Clinical mental health counseling: Fundamentals of applied practice (pp. 64‐80). New York: Merill.