Sheri Pickover, PhD, LPC,
is an associate professor and counselor educator at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. She has trained clinical mental health,
addiction, and school counselors for 11 years and has published several articles on effective clinical interventions. She also founded and acts 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 program.
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 an 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 children
in foster care to their doctor appointments. Dr. Pickover lives in Southeastern Michigan and enjoys biking and baking brownies for her students and
Heather Brown, MS, LPC, ATR,
is an art therapist and child and family counselor in private practice. She started her professional career in Baltimore over 14 years ago and has worked
as a therapist, trainer, artist, and program developer in a range of settings including a family shelter, special education, and youth development
programs, in-home services, and community mental health agencies. After graduating from Eastern Virginia Medical School with her master’s degree in art
therapy, Heather moved to Detroit, where she served in a collaborative program providing for the mental health needs of foster children and their families
through program development, assessment, treatment planning, advocacy, therapy, parenting classes, and professional trainings.
She happily resides in Detroit with her husband and children. She loves the water, playing, dancing, making things and traveling with her good friends and