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Sharon Todd

Instructor of Counseling

Brief Biography

Dr. Sharon Todd is a certified school counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC, Kentucky), board-approved supervisor (Kentucky), and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is also certified in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (CT/RTC) and is in the final phase of obtaining certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She has over 16 years of experience in the public school setting, where she has served as a special education teacher, preschool teacher, school counselor, and district mental health counselor. Additionally, she has clinical counseling experience in the private sector. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where she received her bachelor's degree in child and family studies with a minor in special education and a master's degree in school counseling. She is a certified school counselor and licensed professional clinical counselor (Kentucky) and board approved supervisor (Kentucky). In April 2021, she completed her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. Her love for ethical school counseling practices led to her dissertation topic, titled Understanding the Lived Experiences of School Counselors' Perceived Self-Efficacy When Responding to Ethical Dilemmas: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Prior to joining the RMU team full-time, Dr. Todd taught in the RMU counseling program as an adjunct instructor. She also spent time working as an adjunct instructor in the school counseling program at Campbellsville University. She maintains current professional memberships with the American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counseling Association (ASCA), and the Kentucky School Counseling Association (KSCA). Recently, she served as the Kentucky representative for the ASCA Ethics Revision Committee charged with revising the ASCA Ethical Standards to be released in 2022. Currently, Dr. Todd is working alongside the Program Coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling at the Kentucky Department of Education to create training that facilitates partnership between administrators and school counselors/school-based mental health counselors. Additionally, she educates school counselors on human trafficking and has published work on this topic. Over the years, Sharon has presented a variety of subjects to school counselors at the state level. Her professional interests include advocacy, ethics, and leadership in the counseling profession. She considers herself a life-long learner and whether it is in the classroom or office, she is grateful for the opportunity to help others on a daily basis.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. They like to travel and plan activities to explore the great outdoors.

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