Holly Shaw is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. She got her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, and her Master's in Community Counseling, both at the University of Northern Colorado. She has been practicing in the mental heath field for eighteen years.
She taught classes as an adjunct professor for a total of ten years, mostly at the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught Counseling Children and Adolescents,
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect, Play Therapy Practicum, Legal and
Ethical Issues, and Theories of Counseling. She has also taught Abnormal
Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Psychopathology in
Dr. Shaw has given numerous presentations on counseling children,
including five presentations at the state level and one at a national
conference. She gave a presentation called "Islands of Relief: Working with Children
with Trauma" at the 2015 Colorado Counseling Association Annual
Conference in Denver. Dr. Shaw is a Registered Play Therapist. She co-authored a book chapter with Dr. Sandy Magnuson in 2006 on working with parents while their children are in play therapy. This chapter is in the book Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, a popular choice among play therapy practitioners.
Dr. Shaw is a Certified EMDR Therapist. She provides EMDR to children, adolescents and adults. She received her Basic training from Barb Maiberger MA, LPC. Dr. Shaw received Advanced training in EMDR with children with internationally known therapists Dr. Robert Tinker and Dr. Sandra Wilson. She also had training in Early Trauma Protocol (trauma in early childhood) with Katie O'Shea, MS LCPC. Dr. Shaw also has had Advanced EMDR training in Attachment Focused EMDR (healing clients with histories of child abuse) with Dr. Laurel Parnell, and Somatic Interventions and EMDR with Barb Maiberger and Dr. Arielle Schwartz. She had also had trainings on working with adults with Complex PTSD, one with Joanne Twombly LICSW, and another with Jim Knipe PhD.
Dr. Shaw did post-doctoral internship work at the
Austin Child Guidance Center in Austin, Texas. In addition to working at a non-profit, she has also worked for community mental health, a college counseling center. and private practice.