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School of Counseling and Human Services Department of Counseling

Lee Shilts


  • Graduate Cert in Counseling - Contmp Thry Couple Family Sys
  • MS in Marriage Fam Coun Ther - Gen Marriage Family Coun Ther


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Virginia Polytech Institute And State University, 1988
    Major: Family & Child Development
  • Master of Science in Education
    University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1976
    Major: School Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 1974
    Major: Psychology

Licensure & Certificates

  • Clinical Member Licensed Marriage and Family
  • Approved Supervisor Therapist


  • "Return to sender: Letter writing to bring hope to"Journal of Systemic Therapies 2007
  • "Solution-focused brief therapy"Routledge Press 2011
  • "Using scaling to assess couple readiness for therapy"Routledge Press 2009
  • "The WoWW Program and the Chicago WoWW story"Brooks/Cole 2011
  • "Becoming Solution-Focused: Some beginning thoughts. "The Haworth Press: New York and the Journal of Family Psychotherapy 0001
  • "Making classrooms more solution-focused for teachers and students: WoWW teacher coaching interventions"Oxford University Press. 2010


  • "10th Annual School Social Work Conference"Classroom Solutions: WOWW Coaching
    Orlando, FL. March 2007
  • "Solution-focused Expo"Classroom solutions using the WoWW Approach
    Orlando, Fl. . January 2014
  • "64th AAMFT Annual Conference"Working on What Works: Solutions in the Classroom
    . December 2005
  • "AAMFT"Woww in the Schools
    Indianapolis, IN.. September 2016
  • "2007 Conference on Solution Focused Practices"Classroom Solutions: WOWW Approach ¿ Current Trends and Research
    Toronto, Canada. October 2007
  • "International Conference on Building Solutions with Children, Youth, and Family"The WOWW Program: Current Trends and an Update
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands. April 2007
  • "Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Conference "Solution Focused Therapy with Transgender Adolescents
    Santa Fe, NM. November 2017
  • "American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy"WoWW work in the classroom
    Austin, TX.. September 2015
  • "Annual Conference on Brief Solution Focused Practices"The inflluence of Brief Solution Focused ideas when engaging families with infants and yound children in family therapy.
    Minneapolis, MN.. December 0001
  • "nternational solution-focused trainer¿s conference"Implementing WOWW programs in different educational settings
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands. February 2006
  • "2006 Conference on Solution Focused Practices"On Becoming a Solution-Focused Coach in the Classroom
    Denver, CO. December 2005
  • "2013 conference on solution focused practices"The WoWW Approach: Building solutions with teachers and students
    Tokyo, Japan . September 2013
  • "2012 Conference on Solution Focused Practices"The influence of Brief Solution Focused ideas when engaging families with infants and young children in family therapy
    Minneapolis, MN. December 2011

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Carol Messmore PHD, MS, BA

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