Shelley Reed | Troy University

Shelley Reed


Dr. Paola Premuda-Conti

Dr. Reed has worked for over 20 years in the Community Mental Health Counseling field. She is Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Addictions Counselor II (CACII), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and QPR Gatekeeper Trainer.  She has worked in the field in a variety of settings. Dr. Reed has been on the Leadership team and serves as President for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Columbus, GA affiliate since 2015.

Dr. Reed is the Associate Chair for the Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Interpreter Training Program (CRIT) at Troy University. She has also served as the Faculty Advisor and currently serves as the Co-Faculty Advisor for Chi Sigma Iota. She serves on numerous University, College, and Department committees. She and her colleagues received a state-funded grant in Suicide Prevention in Higher Education for four consecutive years. Recently, this team received the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant. The grant allows her, and her two colleagues, to provide education and increase awareness of suicide prevention among university faculty, staff, and students. Screening and Prevention activities including webinars and an Annual Suicide Prevention Conference are held yearly. She has presented this work and her other research interests, including Counselor Preparation, at numerous national, regional, and state conferences as well as published in Peer-reviewed Journals.  


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