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Shannon currently serves the greater Denver community in three distinct roles:

1. Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPC) – specifically in the areas of gender, sexuality and trauma – through her private counseling practice and also through Janelle Hallman and Associates – www.janellehallman.com.

2. Affiliate Faculty member of Colorado Christian University Masters in Counseling Program since 2007.

3. Volunteer leadership member of a local support group ministry (Where Grace Abounds) to those struggling with gender, sexuality, and relationships.

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling (2001-2006)
    • 62hr program/CACREP Accredited
    • Grace College, Winona Lake, IN
  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Youth Ministry
    • Grace College, Winona Lake, IN

EXPERIENCE:

  • Shelterwood Residential Care Facility for Adolescents: 2006-2008
    • Mental Health Counselor for Families
    • Westminster, CO
  • Front Range Community College: 2007-2008
    • Part-time Faculty for Psychology Department
    • Boulder County Campus, CO
  • Colorado Christian University: 2005-2006
    • Counseling Internship with undergraduate students/450hrs
    • Lakewood, CO; 2005-2006
  • Lost and Found Counseling Center: 2005-2006
    • Counseling Internship with children, teens and families/450hrs
    • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Grace College Resident Director: 2003-2005
    • Managed and directed college dormitory for 200+ women
    • Winona Lake, IN
  • Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services: 2003
    • Counseling Practicum serving families/75hrs
    • Warsaw, IN
  • Grace Village Retirement Community: 2003
    • Counseling Practicum serving the elderly /75hrs
    • Warsaw, IN
  • Grace College and Seminary: 2003
    • Counseling Practicum serving undergraduate students/100hrs
    • Winona Lake, IN

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & AWARDS:

Rants, S., Kingry, S; (November, 2008 – currently). Restoring Our Identities as Men & Women. Where Grace Abounds; Rotation foundations speaker, occurring every 12 weeks.

Rants, S. (September, 2008 – currently). Moving Towards Healing: Healthy Attachments. Where Grace Abounds; Rotation foundations speaker, occurring every 12 weeks.

Rants, S. (January, 2008).  Philosophy of an Integrated Approach to Understanding Mental Health Disorders. Front Range Community College: Abnormal Psychology Course assisting Dick Miller.

Rants, S. (September, 2007). Treatment of Sexual Abuse Survivors. Colorado Christian University; MA in Counseling: Psychopathology course assisting Dick Miller.

Rants, S. (November, 2006). Treatment of Personality Disorders. Colorado Christian University; MA in Counseling: Psychopathology course assisting Dick Miller.

Rants, S. (September, 2006). Treatment of Sexual Abuse Survivors. Colorado Christian University; MA in Counseling: Psychopathology course assisting Dick Miller.

Rants, S. (September, 2006). Clinical Treatment of Mood Disorders. Colorado Christian University; MA in Counseling: Psychopathology course assisting Dick Miller.

Rants, S. (March, 2006). How to Lovingly Respond to Homosexuality. Training presented at Colorado Christian University for the anticipated visit of SoulForce Equality Riders.

Rants, S. (October, 2005). True Empathy. Presented at Colorado Christian University for the YTM 401 Youth Relationship Dynamics course assisting Joannie DeBrito.

Schultz, T., Felabom, C., Holabeck, T., Rants, S. (February, 2005). Resolving ethical dilemmas concerning religious values in mental health settings. Poster session presented at the annual Indiana Counseling Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Rants, S. (February, 2005). The Ugly Side of Leadership. Presented at Grace College for the Leadership Principles and Development course.

April 2001—“Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities” chosen by Grace College.

April 2001—“Greatest Campus Contribution Award” chosen by Grace College faculty.