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About Sarah Shelton

Dr. Sarah Shelton (Director of Forensic Psychology & Mediation Services) founder of Dr. Sarah Shelton, LLC and Shelton Forensic Solutions, LLC is a Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Tennessee and has authorization to practice as a psychologist in an additional 30 states as an authorized PsyPact interjurisdictional provider.

Dr. Shelton directs a team of psychology professionals across an eight state area, where our company has physical locations (AR, KY, FL, IN, IL, OH, TN, TX) as well as additional states where our providers may travel via license reciprocity or appropriate authorization. She has specializations in Forensic Psychology, Health/Medical Psychology, and Behavioral Medicine/Psychopharmacology. She also has a background in Public Health and Criminology/Criminal Justice.

She has over 20 years of licensed experience providing forensic evaluation and assessment of individuals for family, juvenile, civil, and criminal courts as well as state and federal agencies. She has performed and supervised thousands of forensic assessments and is a seasoned expert witness at trial. Dr. Shelton has owned and operated a successful psychology practice for over 15 years.

Dr. Shelton's team provides all types of Forensic Psychological Assessments and Evaluations, Civil and Family Mediation, Parent Coordination, Court-Involved Psychotherapy, Consultation, Rebuttal Review and Critique of other mental health experts' work, Subject Matter Expert Reports, and Specialized Training on forensic topics.

Dr. Shelton is President of the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychologists (IACFP), where she is serving a six-year elected term leading an international organization of correctional and forensic psychology professionals. The IACFP has had a global presence for more than 60 years promoting evidence-informed policies and practices in correctional and forensic psychology.

She is the former President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, where she served eight elected years in Washington, D.C. The National Register is the largest credentialing organization and the second largest Psychology organization with over 10,000 members.

She is also the former President of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

Dr. Shelton is a Special Investigator for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychologists, investigating complaints against psychologists throughout the state. She is also a Board-Approved Psychology Supervisor and also serves as an Oral Examiner for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.

Dr. Shelton has held many additional national and state level leadership roles, including (within the National Register) Chair of the Committee on Professional Practice Ethics (COPPE), including President of the organization; (within APA), Director of Continuing Education for the Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (Div. 55), Chair of the Communications Committee for the American Psychology-Law Society (Div. 41); and (within KPA) Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee, Chair of the By-laws and Policy Committee, Ethics Representative of the Forensic Section, Western Region Representative, and multiple roles on the Executive Committee, including President of the organization.

Academically, Dr. Shelton holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D. - Spalding University - APA Accredited Program), Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology (M.S. - Murray State University), Masters Degree in Public Health (M.P.H. - Medical College of Georgia), Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Certificate in General/Civil Mediation (Northwestern University), and a Post-doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (M.S.C.P. - Fairleigh Dickinson University).

She served as Chief Resident at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (APA Accredited Program) before completing two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Medical College of Georgia in Medical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine.

She is a Full Professor and has held faculty positions at multiple universities teaching graduate level courses (masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral) in Psychology, Criminology, Psychopharmacology, and Public Health since 2006. She served as faculty at the Medical College of Georgia in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Health Behavior and the Dept. of Pediatrics for several years while she was Director of Pediatric Psychological Services at their Children's Medical Center. She currently holds faculty positions at Spalding University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the University of Louisville. She is also a Subject Matter Expert, Course Developer, and Course Reviewer. She has authored numerous scholarly publications as well as presented at scholarly venues both nationally and internationally.

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