Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2013
Ed.S., University of Florida, 2009
M.Ed., University of Florida, 2009
B.S., University of Florida, 2003
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention
Disaster Mental Health
Religion and Spirituality in Counseling
Laura Shannonhouse is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST), and a Suicide to Hope (s2H) Facilitator. Her clinical experiences (e.g. college counseling center, cancer center, crisis center, etc.) have included working with disaster impacted populations both domestically and internationally (e.g. illness-related trauma in South Africa; prolonged grief from daycare center fire in Mexico, post-Katrina charter school teachers; both southeast Asian and post-earthquake Haitian refugees, and urban homeless, etc.). Therefore, her research interests focus on crisis intervention and disaster response; she is curious about how people make sense of suffering through their faith. Specifically, she conducts community-based research in kindergarten through 16 systems and with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to prevent suicide (suicide first aid), and with disaster impacted populations in fostering meaning-making through one’s faith tradition (spiritual first aid).
Please see my CV.
Shannonhouse, L., Bialo, J., Majuta, A., Zeligman, M., Davis, D., McElroy-Heltzel, S., Aten, J., Davis, E., Van Tongeren, D., & Hook, J. (2019). Conserving resources during chronic disaster: Impacts of religious and meaning-focused coping on Botswana drought survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(2), 137-146. doi: 10.1037/tra0000420
Shannonhouse, L., Elston, N., Lin, Y-W., Mize, M.C., Rumsey, A., Rice, R., Wanna, R., & Porter, M. (2018). Suicide intervention training for counselor-trainees: Quasi-experimental study on skill retention. Counselor Education and Supervision, 57, 194-210, doi: 10.1002/ceas.12110
Shannonhouse, L., Lin, Y., Shaw, K., Wanna, R., & Porter, M. (2017). Suicide intervention training for college staff: Program evaluation and intervention skill measurement. Journal of American College Health, 1-7. doi:10.1080/07448481.2017.1341893
Shannonhouse, L., Lin, Y., Shaw, K., & Porter, M. (2017). Suicide intervention training in K-12 schools: A quasi-experimental study on ASIST. Journal of Counseling and Development, 94(1), 3-13. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12112
Shannonhouse, L., Barden, S., Jones, E., Gonzalez, L., & Murphy, A. (2016). Secondary traumatic stress for trauma research teams: A mixed methods research design. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 38(3), 201-216, doi: 10.1774/mehc.38.3.02