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Shea Michelle Dunham

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Education

Department
Counseling

Contact
Proctor Hall 368
Education
B.A.Social Work / Delaware State University
M.S.Social Work / Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D.Counselor Education and Supervision / University of Akron

Bio

Dr. Shea Dunham has over ten years of experience in higher education as a Counselor Educator, more than 13 decades as a clinician specializing in emotionally focused therapy and working with parents and their adult children and with couples. She recently published and/ or presented on such topics as African Americans and intimacy, poisonous parents and their adult children, emotional skillfulness in African American couples, training counselors and marriage, and family therapists, and family social advocacy. In addition, she also provides student coaching for students who are struggling academically and/or with personal issues.

Research Interests

Her primary research interests are in the areas of parental issues with adult children, multicultural counseling focusing on supervision and training, attachment theory, infidelity, trauma, couples counseling, and emotionally focused couples’ therapy.

Recent Publications

  • Shea Dunham (2017). (Attachment-Based Family Therapy. ). In Carlson. J, & S. B. Dermer, (Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. In Carlson. J, & S. B. Dermer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.) (1) 1, ). Sage.
  • Shea Dunham (2017). (Attachment Theory). In Carlson. J, & S. B. Dermer, (Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. In Carlson. J, & S. B. Dermer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.) (1) 1, ). Sage.
  • Shea Dunham (2017). (International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.). In Carlson. J, & S. B. Dermer, (Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. In Carlson. J, & S. B. Dermer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.) (1) 1, ). Sage.
  • Shea Dunham (2016). (Emotionally focused couple therapy: An interview with Scott Woolley, PhD.). 24, pp. 95-100 ). The Family Journal.
  • Shannon Dermer, Shea Dunham, Catherine Ford-Sori (2016). (Movies and Emotion Coaching Parenting. ). In C. Ford Sori, L. Hecker, & M. Bachenberg, (The Therapist Notebook for Children and Adolescents. ) (2) pp. 331-333 ). Routledge.
  • Shea Dunham (An Emotionally Focused Guide to Re visioning African American Relationships). In Dunham. S, M., & Dermer, S.B, ). Routledge.