Mrs. Michelle Shelley

Mrs. Michelle Shelley

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology



  • BS in Psychology, Minor in Sociology from Bethel College, Indiana
  • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University
    • Specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct faculty (residential psychology instructor), Tennessee Temple University

Teaching Specializations

  • Psychology
    • Children
    • Trauma

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • 2000-2001 – Assistant Residential Care parent – Bethel Bible Village
  • 2001-2004 – Hamilton County case manager – focused on implementing services for children at risk of entering state custody
  • 2007-2008 – Intern therapist at Richmont Community Counseling Center, a ministry of Richmont Graduate University
  • 2008-2011 – Child & Adolescent Coordinator and Marriage and Family Therapist at Richmont Community Counseling Center
  • 2011-present – Director & Marriage and Family Therapist at Richmont Community Counseling Center
  • 2012-present – Clinical supervisor at Richmont Graduate University
  • 2014-present – Adjunct Faculty at Tennessee Temple University

Denominational & Community Service

  • Volunteer coordinator for Christmas outreach, Silverdale Baptist Church
  • Youth discipleship leader
  • Short-term missions

Publications & Presentations

  • Blackburn, A.M., Weisgerber, C.L. & Shelley, M.W. (under contract). Behavioral approaches to working with youth. In K.S. Flanagan & S. E. Hall (Eds.), Christianity and Developmental Psychopathology: Theory and Application for Working with Youth. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.

Special Recognitions

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) certification
  • Advanced PCIT training
  • Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement training (C.A.R.E.)
  • Trauma Focused CBT training
  • Trauma Treatment Training