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Emily Shier M.A.

Emily Knight Shier M.A.

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  • Assistant Professor
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  • College of Medicine
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  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Biography

Emily Knight Shier graduated from Wofford College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she attended The Citadel Graduate College and completed a Masters of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Counseling. While attending The Citadel, Ms. Shier worked at The Medical University of South Carolina’s Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics as a Psychometrist, administering a variety of neuropsychological assessments to children of various ages and developmental levels. Ms. Shier’s background includes providing therapy services to youth with behavior problems, youth who have experienced traumatic events, as well as, youth who have engaged in inappropriate/illegal sexual behaviors and their families. She has provided outreach and education both locally and nationally on the topic of providing treatment to youth with sexual offending behaviors and their families. Ms. Shier has also co-facilitated adult sex-offender treatment groups. Presently, Ms. Shier is an Assistant Professor at The Medical University of South Carolina’s Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division, where she assists in forensic evaluations. Additionally, she is the Program Coordinator for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship within the Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).