Shelley Jackson

Adjunct Instructor

Shelley Jackson

Department of Counseling


Ph.D., Georgia State University


SMU - East Campus
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75206


Dr. Jackson spent 10 years working as a school counselor prior to becoming a counselor educator in 1997. Since 1997 she has worked as a play therapist in addition to teaching full-time in traditional land-based universities.  Dr. Jackson has published in the areas of school counseling, expressive arts therapy, and counselor supervision. Her research and contributions to the literature in the area of bibliotherapy and counseling with children have been cited frequently. Dr. Jackson’s approach to teaching is student-centered. She is mindful of the interaction between student’s professional selves and their personal selves. She believes that who you are as a person, is part of who you are as a counselor, therefore, her own personal interests follow closely to her professional interests.


Dr. Jackson currently works as a school counselor in the DFW area and teaches at UNT Dallas and adjuncts at SMU.