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Sheri Pickover, Ph.D., LPC

Sheri Pickover

Associate Professor

Faculty Program(s): 

M.A. Counseling

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

working with disenfranchised children, adults and families; attachment theory, human development, mandated reporting, and pedagogical approaches to counselor education


Ph.D., Counseling, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (2006)
M.S.Ed., Psychological Services, University of Pennsylvania (1991)
B.A. Psychology: Creative Writing & Literature, University of Michigan (1987)


Sheri Pickover, Ph.D., LPC, is a counselor educator with 11 years of teaching experience and a clinical mental health counselor with 30 years of clinical experience. The bulk of her clinical experience is in the field of child welfare, providing out-reach therapy for children and families in the foster care system. Her research interests include attachment theory, human development, mandated reporting, and pedagogical approaches to counselor education.

Selected Publications: 

Pickover, S. (in press) Metaphors. In J. Carlson & S. Dermer (Eds.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling. Sage Publications; Thousand Oaks, CA.

Pickover, S, & Brown, H. (in development). Treatment Interventions for Children and Families in the Child Welfare System. Springer Publishing.

Pillay, Y., & Pickover, S. (2010) Teaching assessment and testing. In G. McAuliffe & K. Erickson (Eds.). Handbook of Counselor Preparation: Constructivist, Developmental and Experiential Approaches. pp. 125-135. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Golomb, S., Pickover, S., Bennett-Garraway, J., & Bartucci, G. (under review) Mandated Reporting: A Guide for Professional Preparation Program Trainers

Pickover, S., & Slowik, L.H. (2013). Repercussions of mortgage foreclosure: Loss of place attachment, adult roles and trust. Adultspan, 12(2), 13-123.

Day, A., Edwards, H., Pickover, S., & Leever, M. (2013) When does confidentiality become an impediment rather than a pathway to meeting the educational needs of students in the foster care system? Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics,10, 36-47.

Pickover, S. (2010). The Emotional Skills Building Curriculum. Journal of Offender & Addiction Counseling,31, 52-58.

Pickover, S. (2002). Breaking the cycle: A clinical example of disrupting an insecure attachment system. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24. 358-366

Pickover, S. (2010). : Multilevel Timeline; Racecar Identification; Client Mirror. In S. Degges-White & N. Davis (Eds.). Integrating the Expressive Arts into theory based counseling practices. Pp.39-40, 171.199.Springer Publisher Company: New York.