Sheldon Uriah Kay

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

PhD Student in Couple and Family Therapy, Working as a Teaching Assistant

Sheldon Uriah Kay is provisionally licensed student therapist serving individuals, couples, and families.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Bachelor of Arts Theatre and Communications Nebraska Wesleyan University
Master of Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling National Louis University Chicago


As a graduate teaching assistant in the Human Development and Family Science department, I am currently pursuing a doctorate in Couples and Family Therapy. My research interests lie in studying the impact of repeated trauma exposure on African-American First Responder couples. I believe that repeated exposure to trauma can negatively affect couple relationships, which can, in turn, affect families and ultimately impact community growth and vitality. I am committed to exploring this area of trauma and finding beneficial interventions that can empower individuals to cope better with repeated trauma exposure. I hope that my research can positively impact the way First Responders engage with the community and the way African Americans perceive their value within the community.


I provide lecture assistance for Dr. Maria Bermudez in HDFS 2200 Introduction to Life Span.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Human Development Family Science Couple & Family Therapy Teaching Assistant Current
Aspire Clinic Practicum Clinician Current
Alan Behrman & Associates Therapist Current

Advisory Committee

Dr. Elizabeth Wieling

Job Description

I assist Dr. Maria Bermudez with testing, grading, scheduling, lecture aids, and lecturing for her undergraduate and graduate course load.

I serve as a practicum clinician in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Aspire Clinic, aiding individuals, couples, and families.

I work as a therapist at Alan Behrman & Associates, collaborating with individuals, couples, and families to achieve their desired therapeutic goals.

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