Leslie Sherlin, PhD, MAC, MSc, LAC, CMPC, NCC, BCN, BCB, ECP, QEEGD
Professor, Expert and Researcher of Neuroscience for Improving Human Performance
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Dr. Sherlin has had an extensive career in providing patient services, academic research and instruction, and entrepreneurial endeavors in mental health care. He is an expert in the research and use of neuroscience for improving human performance. He has led research partnerships with Red Bull North America’s High-Performance Center, USA Track & Field, US military Special Operations Forces, local and federal level law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 companies and professional teams in multiple sports in many countries. He has published this work in the academic literature and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Sports Illustrated, CNN, ESPN, CBS, Popular Science, Outdoor Magazine and more.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, and PhD in Psychology. He later completed a PhD re-specialization and post-doctoral fellowship in Sport & Performance Psychology. He completed a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy. He is currently finishing a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
Dr. Sherlin is a licensed associate counselor in the state of Arizona. He is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry. He is certified at the Diplomat level in by the International Board of Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG), is Biofeedback Certification International Alliance Board certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (BCN, BCB). He is certified as an equine certified professional by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (ECP), a Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC).
He provides services in clinical counseling as well as sport and performance psychology consulting to individuals, families, teams and organizations. In academia, he has previously held positions of the Associate Dean of Academics, Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Disability Services Coordinator at Ottawa University, Surprise, Arizona. He is a Senior Doctoral Adjunct Dissertation Chair and Adjunct Faculty at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and Adjunct Research Faculty at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
When not pursuing academic and professional career goals, Dr. Sherlin is an adult amateur equestrian in the discipline of dressage with his Dutch Warmblood, Electra KF. He is an instrument rated private pilot, a PADI scuba diving instructor and a semi-professional photographer (www.sherlin.photography).
Gregory Shrader, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Northern Arizona University
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Dr. Shrader is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, where he received his Ph.D. in 1992. He completed his internship at the University of Arizona’s Counseling and Testing Services and did a post-doc fellowship at Biodyne of Arizona in Tucson. He then worked for many years at Counseling and Consultation Services at Arizona State University, while teaching part-time. In 2006, he began teaching full-time at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology @ Argosy University until the school ended in 2019. He then returned to ASU’s Counseling Services until 2021, when he began teaching for the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Northern Arizona University, at the North Valley campus in Phoenix. Much of his training and early experience was in community mental health, which has greatly informed his approach to teaching, training, and supervision, expanding his view of the impact of psychosocial and political issues that impact the mental health of diverse populations. He was a trainer for the APA’s HIV Office for Psychology Education for 18 years and has been on Division 44’s Training and Education Committee since 2012. He has a small private practice in Tempe, AZ, focusing on the developmental issues of young adulthood for diverse populations.