Sheri Pickover, PhD, LPC is an Associate Professor and Counselor Educator at Central Michigan University. She has trained clinical mental health, addiction and school counselors for 15 years and has published journal articles on social justice, child welfare issues and counselor education, received foundation funding and currently as an Editorial Reviewer for two counseling focused journals. She also founded and acted as the Clinical Director of the University of Detroit Mercy Counseling Clinic; a training clinic providing free counseling to primarily court mandated clients. She provides regular clinical supervision; and as former president of the Michigan Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, she co-developed and implemented a 30 hour Clinical Supervision training. For a complete list of articles, presentations and grants, please click here.
She began her career in mental health providing crisis counseling at a runaway shelter. After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Psychological Services, she worked as in-home family therapist, specialized foster care worker/therapist, foster home licensor, foster care supervisor, clinical supervisor, and delinquency supervisor over the course of 15 years. She testified in court cases, drafted petitions for termination of parental rights and drove foster care children to their doctor appointments. Dr. Pickover lives in Southeastern Michigan and enjoys biking and baking brownies for her students and colleagues.
Heather Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan, Registered Art Therapist, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner and coauthor of Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children in the Child Welfare System. She holds her Master's degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School and is accredited through The National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children as well as the Art Therapy Credential Board.
Originally from the Baltimore-Washington metro area, Heather moved to Detroit 10 years ago and since then has effectively helped metro Detroit's children, teens, adults, and professionals by providing high quality, creative therapeutic interventions and clinical supervision for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors and future Registered Art Therapists as well as post-licensure case and career consultation. She currently practices at Brown Counseling, LLC in Midtown Detroit.
She has provided numerous presentations and trainings in community forums, professional conferences, and educational settings on parenting, working with children and families in foster care and adoption, child and adolescent mental health concerns, trauma/PTSD, grief & loss, and art therapy.