Sarah Shelton



Sarah Shelton

Adjunct Faculty

Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Email [email protected]

Sarah Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Integrative Behavioral Health and Forensic Psychology. In addition to a Doctorate in Psychology, she holds graduate degrees in Forensics, Public Health, and Psychopharmacology. She completed an internship at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where she served as Chief Intern. She then completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Medical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Shelton owns a large multi-state private practice and teaches graduate courses at multiple universities in Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Public Health, and Criminology programs. She also directs a multi-site Integrative Behavioral Health Program in Louisville, Kentucky targeting underserved populations. Dr. Shelton is President of the Kentucky Psychological Association. She also holds an appointed committee position for APA's Division 41 American Psychology-Law Society and is serving her second elected four-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She is a lecturer, author, and is frequently interviewed in the popular press. More information is available at and

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Murray State University, Murray, KY 1999
Master of Science - Clinical Psychology Murray State University, Murray, KY 2001
Doctorate of Psychology - Clinical Health Psychology Spalding University, Louisville, KY 2005
Master of Public Health - Informatics Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2009
Graduate Certificate Applied Forensics The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2011
Postdoctoral Master of Science Clinical Psychopharmacology Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ 2013
Internship - APA Accredited Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron, OH 2005
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Medical Psychology Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Behavioral Medicine Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2007
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
President Kentucky Psychological Association
Member American Psychological Association
MAC Member APA Div 41 American Psychology-Law Society
CE Coordinator APA Div 55 American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy
Member APA Div 31 State, Provencial, and Territorial Affairs
Board of Directors National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Member Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychologists
Psychologist, Kentucky
Psychologist, Illinois
Psychologist, Indiana
Psychologist, Tennessee
Board Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist, CMSC
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Psychopharmacology
Ethical & Legal Issues Code of Conduct for Psychologists
Forensic Psychology Expert Testimony
Title Location Date
Telepsychology Best Practices with Diverse Populations: Women, College Students & Medical Patients 126 APA Annual Convention CA 2018
Forensic Psychology for Fractured Families: Options for Conflict Resolution KPA Annual Convention KY 2017
The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapies in Psychological Practice KPA Annual Convention KY 2016
The Role of Psychology in Treating Women's Health Issues, with Special Emphasis on Functional GI disorders and Multiple Sclerosis KPA Annual Convention KY 2015
Sexual Trauma: Implications for Clinical and Forensic Practice KPA Regional Workshop KY 2015
Mastering Interpersonal Effectiveness for Legal Negotiations Psychology of Persuasion Conference WY 2015
Shattering the Silence: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment in Child Sexual Abuse Cases CEU Workshop Cross Country Education 2014
The Science and Art of Examining Children Psychology and Lawyering Conference NV 2014
Evaluating and Responding to a Child Allegations of Sexual Abuse CEU Workshop Cross Country Education 2014
Innocence Lost: When Children Sexually Offend Against Children CEU Workshop Cross Country Education 2014
Profile of a Pedophile: Identifying Child Sex Predators in Clinical Practice CEU Workshop Cross Country Education 2014
Treat with Kid Gloves: Examining the Child Witness Defense Research Institute CA 2013

Shelton, S.F., Goldner, J.A, & Henry, J.P. (2017). Psychologists in the Courtroom: Avoiding Collisions at the Intersection of Psychology & Law. Register Report, 42 (Fall 2016), 32-37.

Shelton, S.F. (2015). Evaluating the Evaluation: Reliance Upon Mental Health Assessments in Alleged Child Sex Abuse Cases. Nevada Law Journal, 15 (2), 566-585.

Cuper, P. F. Wise, E. H., Clark, M., & Shelton, S.F. (2014). Ethical Dilemmas: Inappropriate Requests, Problematic Referrals, and Impaired Colleagues. Register Report, 40 (Fall 2014), 22-27.

Stepleman, L. M., Jump, R., Shelton, S. F., & Hughes, M. D. (2009). Psychological Consultation Service at a Multiple Sclerosis Clinic: A Programmatic Example. International Journal of MS Care, 11 (4), 180-186.

Media Exposure

Multiple Interviews including Television, Radio, and Popular Press - access full cv at

Professional Skills
Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Medical Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Integrative Behavioral Health, Psychopharmacology, Behavioral Medicine, Public Health, Forensic Psychology, Expert Witness, Law & Ethics, Trauma, Telemedicine, Telepsychology, Telehealth, Women's Issues, Spiritual Coping, Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT)