Dept. of Family Therapy
- Ph.D. Texas Tech University
- M.S. Texas Tech University
- B.S. Texas Tech University
Dr. Shelley Green, Professor of Family Therapy, has served as a faculty member at NSU since 1991. She previously taught at East Carolina University in the marriage and family therapy program (1989-1991). A graduate of Texas Tech University’s doctoral program in Family Therapy (1989), she is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a licensed family therapist in the state of Florida. Dr. Green served as the Director of the Doctoral Program in Family Therapy at NSU from 1996-2001, and was instrumental in the program achieving Candidacy Status with the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the AAMFT. Active in clinical practice in the community, she serves as the co-director, with Dr. Douglas Flemons, of Context Consultants, Inc, where she specializes in working with couples regarding issues of sexuality and intimacy.
Dr. Green’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of sexuality, clinical supervision, and equine assisted approaches to clinical work. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is co-editor, with Dr. Flemons, of Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy (W.W. Norton, 2007). A revised edition of Quickies is currently in progress. Since 2009, Dr. Green has been developing an equine assisted therapy program at NSU. She developed and has delivered two graduate level courses in Equine Assisted Family Therapy each year since 2012.
Additionally, she helped to found a local nonprofit organization, Stable Place Equine Assisted Therapies; through collaboration with Stable Place she and her colleagues offer training and education in the community, as well as clinical services for underserved and at-risk populations. Dr. Green recently received a grant from the Ware Foundation, in partnership with Stable Place and the FIU-BRIDGE program, to conduct research on a clinical program to be offered to foster care youth from SOS Children’s Village. A certified mental health provider with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), Dr. Green has presented nationally and internationally, and has published book chapters on this innovative work. She is passionate about bringing an equine approach to family therapy clinical work and training.
Additionally, Dr. Green has served as a board member and vice president of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Association of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties, FL, as member and chair of the Elections Council of the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT), and as a member of the Elections Council of the AAMFT, as well as the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She has twice been awarded the Professional Community Service Award from the Dade County Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and in 2000 received the Contribution to the Professional Development of Marriage and Family Therapists Award from the FAMFT. In 2015, Dr. Green was honored as the Professor of the Year for the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NSU. In 2015, she received the 2016-17 President’s Distinguished Professor Award of Excellence.
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