Dr. Donna Sheperis is an Associate Professor in the Master’s of Counseling Program at Palo Alto University. Additionally, she serves as the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for the program. Dr Sheperis has taught for land based and online programs since 2000. Dr. Sheperis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor with over 29 years of experience in clinical mental health settings. She has presented workshops and taught graduate classes on supervision since 2003.

Dr. Sheperis is the Past-President of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling. She has served as Co-Chair of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee and currently sits on the ACA Ethics Appeals Committee. She has authored over 15 journal articles, multiple book chapters, and published Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice for Pearson Publishing and Ethical Decision Making for 21st Century Counselors for Sage Publishing.

Dr. Sheperis presents regularly on a variety of topics and has received numerous awards for her teaching, scholarship and research.