Faculty Profile for Dr. Shaywanna Lavonne Harris

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Dr. Shaywanna Lavonne Harris
Associate Professor — Conslng, Ldrship, Adlt Educ & Schl Psych
ED 4021
phone: (512) 245-1549

Biography Section

Biography and Education

B.A., Psychology, Hampton University
M.A., Education-Marriage and Family Therapy, The University of Akron
PhD., Counselor Education, University of Central Florida

Teaching Interests

Clinical Courses, Marriage and Family Therapy

Research Interests

Raced-Based Trauma, counselor education, somatic therapy

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Harris, S. L. (n.d.). Assessment in Family Therapy. In O. Uwamahoro Williams & A. Blount (Eds.), A Practical Guide to Couples and Family Counseling.
  • Harris, S. L., Belser, C., Wheeler, N., & Dennison, A. B. (2021). A review of adverse childhood experiences as factors influential to biopsychosocial development for young males of color. The Professional Counselor, 11(2), 188–202.
  • Harris, S. L. (2020). Neurofeedback in the mitigation of ADHD symptoms. In The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Collaborative Approaches to Infusing Neuroscience Principles in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
  • Harris, S. L. (2020). Transitioning from student to scholar: The role of mentorship in the evolution from doctoral student to assistant professor. In From Student to Scholar: Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy. (pp. 137–147). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wheeler, N., Griffith, S., & Harris, S. L. (2020). Exploring adverse childhood experiences as a moderator of individual distress outcomes from individual-oriented relationship education. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy., 19(1), 76–93.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Scholar Award, The Professional Counselor. July 1, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Cited Article, Wiley/Journal of Counseling and Development. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State College of Education Grant Development Scholars Program. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: AACTE April 2016 Holmes Scholar of the Month. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Florida Education Fund McKnight Doctoral Fellow Russel V. Ewald Academic Excellence Award. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Harris, Shaywanna Lavonne. Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research Grant, $500. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Harris, Shaywanna Lavonne. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Scholarship Grant, $1700. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Harris, Shaywanna Lavonne. Investigating Neurofeedback in the Mitigation of Behavioral Issues in Low-SES Children who have Experienced Trauma, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, Other, $500. (Funded: 2019 - Present). Grant.
  • Harris, Shaywanna Lavonne, Purswell, Katherine Elizabeth. Child-Centered Play Therapy and Neurofeedback Training with Children who have Experienced Trauma, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $3948.25. (Funded: September 2019 - May 2020). Grant.
  • Harris, Shaywanna Lavonne. An Investigation of the Effects of Neurofeedback Training on ADHD Symptoms in College Students, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $7955. (Submitted: October 25, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
February 2022-Present
Emerging Board Member Mentor
Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling
January 2022-Present
Professional Counseling Program List Serv Administrator
Organization Advisor
Bobcats Breaking the Stigma
Professional Counseling Program Admissions Committee