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Shaywanna Harris, Ph.D.

​​​​​​​Professional Counseling

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Assistant Professor

Clinical Courses, Marriage and Family Therapy


Dr. Harris is an assistant professor of professional counseling. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida, and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Akron. Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology was completed at Hampton University. Her primary research interests include low SES children and families, as well as counselor education and supervision.


Phone: 512.245.1549

  • BA, Psychology, Hampton University

    MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Akron

    PhD, Counselor Education, University of Central Florida

  • COUN 5372: Assessment and Treatment in Marriage and Family Counseling

    COUN 5354: Basic Techniques and Abnormal Behavior

    COUN 5689: Clinical Practicum

    COUN 5367: Current Theories in Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Chronic Stress and Brain Development

    Neurofeedback and Neurocounseling

    Counselor Education and Supervision

  • Wheeler, N., Harris, S., & Young, M.E. (2018). Relationship educator experiences of couple improvement and group dynamics in relationship education with low-income couples.  The Family Journal, 26(2), 174-184.

    Harris, S., Lambie, G., & Hundley, G. (2018). The effects of neurofeedback training on college students’ attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder symptoms, depression, anxiety, and academic self-efficacy scores. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.

    Harris, S. (2016). Systemic dual-developmental supervision: An approach for psychotherapy practitioners and supervisors. The Family Journal, 25(1), 84-90. 10.177/1066480716680183.



    2017     University of Central Florida Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship Recipient

    Fellowship awarded to 13 outstanding UCF graduate students who have excellent research backgrounds and proposals for the dissertation phase of their degree programs.

    2016     Florida Education Fund McKnight Doctoral Fellow Russel V. Ewald Academic Excellence Award

    Award presented to Fellows who demonstrate their commitment not only to academic excellence but also to community service.