Dr. Sarah Shelton (Director of Forensic Psychology & Mediation Services) and founder of Dr. Sarah Shelton, LLC and Shelton Forensic Solutions, LLC is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio.
Dr. Shelton directs a team of psychology professionals across a seven state area (KY, IL, TN, IN, OH, AR, and TX and other states with reciprocity or appropriate permission). 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 nearly 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 testified as an Expert Witness in excess of 100 cases and has performed hundreds of forensic assessments.
Dr. Shelton's team provides Mediation and Parent Coordination, mandated and elective Psychotherapy, Psycho-Legal Consultation with attorneys, Rebuttal Review and Critique of other mental health experts' work, Subject Matter Expert Reports, and specialized Training on forensic topics.
Dr. Shelton is President-Elect of the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychologists, 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 Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, where she is serving her eighth elected year 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 a former President of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).
Dr. Shelton is an Investigator for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychologists, handling 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), 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 Professor and has held faculty positions at multiple universities teaching graduate level courses (masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral) in Psychology, Criminology, Psychopharmacology, and Public Health for almost 15 years. 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 the University of Louisville, Spalding University, the University of the Cumberlands, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also a Subject Matter Expert, Course Developer, and Course Reviewer. She has authored numerous scholarly publications as well as presented at scholarly conferences nationally and internationally.
Dr. Shelton has owned and operated a successful multi-state private practice for over a decade. Presently, her team offers services at office locations in Kentucky (Louisville & Lexington), Illinois (Chicago), Tennessee (Nashville), Ohio (Cincinnati), Indiana (Indianapolis), Arkansas, (Little Rock), and Texas (Dallas). Arrangements can also be made for travel to locations in other cities and states to meet your needs.