Dr. Shay Carper is a Counselor Educator and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas.  She holds the Global Career Development Facilitator certification and her expertise in personal and career counseling have been utilized in higher education institutions, secondary education, community, and private settings.  Dr. Carper is regarded for local, state, and national presentations and is an advocate for mental health wellness. She resides in Houston, TX and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, listening to live music, and visiting museums.  

Ph.D., Counselor Education, Sam Houston State University (2019) 
M.A., Psychology, Houston Baptist University (2013) 
B.A., Psychology, University of St. Thomas (2010)

Carper, S., & Ross, A.T. J. (2021, Oct. 9). Addressing race and racial tension in the counseling learning environment: Creating a safe space for counselor educators counselors and counselors-in-training [Conference Presentation]. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2021 Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Ross, A.T.J., & Carper, S. (2021, Oct. 9). Building, expanding, and utilizing community stakeholders to provide culturally appropriate therapy to Black clients. [Conference Panel]. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2021 Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Carper, S., & Sullivan, J. (2019, Nov. 15). The melting pot that isn!t: The lived experiences of Black female graduate students attending a predominately White counseling program in Texas. [Conference Presentation]. Texas Counseling Association (TCA) 2019 Annual Conference, Forth Worth, TX, United States.

Carper, S. (2019, Jun. 29). Assessing and Addressing Implicit Bias. [Conference Roundtable]. National Career Development Association (NCDA) 2019 Annual Conference. Houston, TX, United States.

Sullivan, J., & Carper, S. (2018, Nov. 16). The melting pot that wasn!t: Exploring the lived experiences of Black college students attending predominately White institutions. [Conference Presentation], Texas Counseling Association (TCA) 2018 Annual Conference. Galveston, TX, United States.

Carper, S. & Hand, L. (2018, Mar. 2). How to use cognitive complexity to improve your supervision. [Conference Presentation, Texas Association to Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) 2018 Annual Conference, Austin, TX, United States.

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Research Methodology