PhD, MEd, EdS, University of Florida; BA, University of Central Florida
Crisis intervention, suicide prevention, spirituality, counselor education and supervision, trauma and recovery
Dr. Slater taught in graduate counseling programs at the University of Florida, the University of North Florida, and Argosy University before joining Walden in 2010 as a contributing faculty member. She has provided crisis intervention, victim advocacy, and counseling services in a variety of settings and served on the planning and development committee for the North Central Florida Crisis Intervention Team, implementing a tri-county training program for law enforcement officers. Most recently, she worked as the clinical director of a large, nationwide employee assistance program before accepting a core faculty position at Walden.
Dr. Slater currently maintains a private practice caseload; her clinical work focuses on holistic healing and frequently includes existential, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral strategies. Dr. Slater maintains a commitment to community education and outreach, designed to increase awareness of the importance of crisis and suicide training, prevention, and intervention. She has spoken at numerous local, regional, and national conferences and organizations on crisis intervention and various topics related to mental health and wellness.