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Michelle Slater

Core Faculty
Michelle Slater

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Slater is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Counselor Education from the University of Florida, with a specialization in Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. She has over 23 years of clinical experience and 20 years of experience teaching, training, and supervising master’s level counseling practitioners. Dr. Slater taught in graduate counseling programs at the University of Florida, University of North Florida, and Argosy University before coming onboard with Walden, in 2010, as Contributing Faculty. Dr. Slater 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 Regional Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), implementing a tri-county training program for law enforcement officers. She worked as the Clinical Director of a large, nationwide Employee Assistance Program before accepting a Core Faculty position at Walden in 2014.

Currently, Dr. Slater maintains a private practice caseload. She works with individuals, couples, and families, who are struggling with a variety of concerns such as depression, stress, coping skills, behavioral change, anxiety, relationship issues, spirituality, and trauma. Her clinical work focuses on holistic healing and frequently includes existential, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral strategies. She completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 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.

Courses Taught

COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6316 - Techniques of Counseling

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

Education

BS, University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL United States

MEd, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL United States

Ed.S, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL United States

PhD, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL United States

Public Service

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Volunteer - Jacksonville, FL United States

Alimacani Elementary School, Volunteer - Jacksonville, FL United States

Presentations

Slater, M. L. (2018). Reframing the Conversation around Death and Dying: Coping with Complicated Grief Kandice Jacobs Creations, Inc. & Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Slater, M. L. (2017). Staying Calm in Emotionally Charged Situations Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2017). Using Authenticity, Self-Disclosure, and Creativity to Increase Therapeutic Rapport Florida Counseling and Evaluation Services

Slater, M. L. (2017). Reframing the Conversation around Death and Dying: Supporting the Caregiver Kandice Jacobs Creations, Inc. & Community Hospice of Northeast Florida

Slater, M. L. (2016). Working Effectively with Others: Increasing Communication and Collaboration in the Workplace Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2016). Maximizing the Effectiveness of Multigenerational Teams Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2016). Facilitating Effective Communication and Employee Engagement. Internal Revenue Service

Slater, M. L. (2015). Working Effectively with Others: Developing Civility in the Workplace. Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2015). Thriving in the Wake of Change. Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2015). Maintaining Accountability in Work and Life. Internal Revenue Service

Slater, M. L. (2015). Addressing Substance Abuse: Reasonable Suspicion from a Management Perspective. Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2015). Strategies for Improving Work/life Balance. Mayo Clinic

Slater, M. L. (2014). Addressing Mental Health Issues on Campus Florida State College of Jacksonville

Slater, M. L., Gauler, A. (2014). An Exploration of Needs, Resources, and Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Services. Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Slater, M. L. (2014). Understanding and Predicting Violence in the Workplace Health Advocate

Slater, M. L., Moyer, B. (2013). Inspiring Confidence: Tips for Enhancing Quality Communication and Customer Service Health Advocate

Slater, M. L. (2013). Sacred Journey: Exploring Spiritual Pathways to Healing EAP FL

Slater, M. L. (2012). Emotional Wellness and Mental Health: Strategies for Addressing Stress in the Workplace First Coast Worksite Wellness Council

Slater, M. L., McGhee, T. W. (2015). Spirituality and Religion in Counseling

Slater, M. L., McGhee, T. W. (2015). Spirituality and Religion in Counseling

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