Shelley Haddock is thrilled to serve as a counselor on the Health Team for her first Semester at Sea voyage. Shelley is an associate professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program of the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Colorado State University. In addition to training therapists to provide individual, couple, and family therapy, her greatest professional joy and passion is providing support to clients as they overcome life challenges. She specializes in supporting clients as they navigate relationship difficulties, develop effective coping strategies, and manage emotional and psychological concerns.
Dr. Haddock has developed and directed several university-based centers that provide services for university students and community members. One of these programs, called Campus Connections, is an award-winning, service-learning course in which university students gain meaningful professional and personal skills through serving as a mentor for a disadvantaged youth. This program has been licensed to other universities nationally and internationally, and Shelley recently returned from New Zealand where she helped faculty at the University of Auckland launch the program.
Shelley received her doctorate in Counselor Education and her master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University.
Shelley enjoys to travel and explore diverse cultures. She has had opportunities to travel throughout the United States, and to Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and New Zealand. She feels incredibly blessed to join the SAS community along with her husband, James, and daughter, Logan, and to embark on this adventure and exploration of new parts of the world.