Shea Dunham, PhD. Associate Professor

  Office Location: G311
  Office Hours: Contact  Professor for appointment
  College: CEHD




Shea M. Dunham is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, where she won Faculty of The Year in 2010 in the Division of Psychology and Counseling and has been nominated for the University Faculty Excellence Award several times. She is a counselor educator and an associate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy specializing in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy working with parents and their adult children, and African American and intercultural couples.

She has published and/or presented on such topics as African Americans and intimacy, poisonous parents and their adult children, emotional skillfulness in African American couples, training counselors and marriage and family therapists, and family social advocacy. She recently published the book, Poisonous Parenting: Toxic Relationships Between Parents and Their Adult Children. Dr. Dunham continues to add to the field of counseling and marriage and family therapy/counseling by seeing clients in a private practice setting at Lifeworks counseling agency in Oakbrook, IL. In addition, she also provides student coaching for students who are struggling academically and/or with personal issues.