I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work here at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I arrived here in 2006; I have embraced the community and made some great connections here on campus. I was raised in the city but I have tried camping, hiking, and white water rafting since I have been here. Even though the allergy problems have been somewhat of a challenge for my kids, we have embraced the Rocky Top experience! I have been a Counselor Educator for almost 20 years and have worked in a variety of community mental health settings during my career. 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.