Kentucky Licensed Early Career Psychologist Sarah Shelton, PsyD, Elected to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors
July 30, 2012 Washington, DC- At its July 2012 meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Sarah Shelton, PsyD, to a four-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2013.
Dr. Shelton reacted to her election by stating, "I embrace my new role on the National Register’s Board of Directors with excitement about the opportunities and possibilities this collaboration affords. I believe that my energy and enthusiasm as an early career health psychologist will promote fresh and innovative Board perspectives on contemporary issues and trends in the practice of health psychology. I am committed to expanding the Register’s outreach to newly licensed health psychologists, students, and trainees, so that the future of health psychology is not only secured but also enhanced. I will work diligently to foster unity between health psychologists and healthcare providers of other disciplines in order to optimize the powerful potential of health psychology as a driving force in the new age of health care."
Dr. Shelton received her PsyD in clinical health psychology from the Spalding University in 2005. She was appointed Chief Resident at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine for her internship year. She then completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the Medical College of Georgia; one in medical psychology and the other in behavioral medicine and also earned a Master of Public Health degree before becoming faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior.
Dr. Shelton's primary academic affiliation is with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Additionally, she has a private practice, Psychological Wellness Group, in her hometown of Paducah, KY; and is also the chair of the Kentucky Psychological Association Communication Committee.
Dr. Shelton has been credentialed by the National Register since 2007.
About The National Register
The National Register is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. The independent, non-profit organization was created in 1974 with the help of the American Psychological Association and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Today, the National Register is the leading source of information on nationally credentialed psychologists in health care. Psychologists who are awarded national registrant status have achieved the highest educational and professional standards in health care. Early career psychologists can accumulate the necessary credentials during their training so that when they apply for a license to practice, they also are ready to become registrants of the National Register. It is the only independent, credentialing body with a national level standard for verifying education and training qualifications, licensing, and ethical standards with more than 11,000 doctoral level psychologists in its database. The National Register is relied upon by the health care industry, state and provincial licensing boards, and consumers. National Register also provides this valuable information to consumers as a free referral service to top quality psychologists at www.findapsychologist.org.