Dr. Sheryl Serres

Dr. Sheryl Serres

Assistant Professor

Sheryl Serres


Sheryl Serres received her Ph.D. in Counseling from Texas A & M – Commerce. She is currently an associate professor and serves as Internship Coordinator for the Counseling program.  Dr. Serres is a licensed professional counselor, an LPC-Supervisor, and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. Her experience includes service as a school counselor, a university counselor, a group therapist in a psychiatric hospital, and a registered educational diagnostician. She serves with Dr. Li as faculty advisor for the Student Chapter of Christian Counselors, the student division of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Courses Taught:

  • COUN 2331 Introduction to the Helping Relationship
  • COUN 5111 Counseling Program Orientation
  • COUN 5112 Ethics for Counselors
  • COUN 5385 Pre-Practicum: Techniques in Counseling
  • COUN 5391 Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • COUN 5397 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
  • COUN 6363 Assessment in Guidance and Counseling
  • COUN 6374 Practicum in Group Counseling
  • COUN 6376 Supervised Practicum in Counseling
  • COUN 6386 Internship


Serres, S. A., & Simpson, C. (in press). Serving educational pie: A multidisciplinary approach to collaborating with families. Children and Schools.

Kirk, A., Eckstein, D., Serres, S., & Helms, S. (2012). A dozen commitment considerations for couples: In D. Eckstein (Ed.), The Couple’s match book: Techniques for lighting, rekindling, or extinguishing the flame (pp. 251 – 263).  North America and International: Trafford Publishing (This is reprinted from the Family Journal, 2007.)

Serres, S. A. (2012). You are my sunshine: Honoring my parents, Sid and Martha Serres: in D. Eckstein (Ed.), The Couple’s match book: Techniques for lighting, rekindling or extinguishing the flame (pp. 541 – 547).  North America and International: Trafford Publishing.

Serres, S. A., Lampe, R. E., Henriksen, Jr., R. C. (2012). A radio call-in program: Opening the hearts of evangelical Christians. In G. R. Walz, J. C. Blever, & R. K. Yep (Eds.), Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2012. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/Resources/

Nelson, J. A., Kirk, A. M., Ane, P., & Serres, S. A. (2011). Religious and spiritual values and moral commitment in marriage: Untapped resources in couples’ counseling? Counseling and Values, 55(2), 228-246.

Polonyi, M. A., Henriksen, Jr., R. C., & Serres, S. A. (2011). A matter of faith: A qualitative study with evangelical Christians. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_102.pdf

Serres, S. A., & Nelson, J. A. (2011). Professional school counselor. In C. Simpson and J. Bakken (Eds.), Collaboration: A multidisciplinary approach to educating students with disabilities (pp. 237–252). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Polonyi, M. A., Serres, S. A., & Henriksen, Jr., R. C. (2010). The Christian experience: Evangelical perspectives. Faith & Therapy, 4(5). Retrieved from   http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcou/faithandtherapy/archives/10_10.cfm

Serres, S. A. (2010). Applying research to build healthy families: An interview with Les and Leslie Parrott. The Family Journal, 18(4), 443-447. Doi:10.1177/1066480710372918

Li, C., Eckstein, D., Serres, S., & Lin, Y. (2008). Six thinking hats for group supervision with counselor interns. Journal of Humanity and Social Science, 2(2). Retrieved from http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2008/articles/1385.pdf

Nichter, M., Li, C., & Serres, S. (2008, June). A study of ASCA national standards in Texas schools. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 3(2). Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/m16613/latest

Kirk, A. M., Eckstein, D., Serres, S. A., & Helms, S. G. (2007). A dozen commitment considerations for couples. The Family Journal, 15(3), 271-276.

Li, C., Trusty, J., Nichter, M., Serres, S., & Lin, Y. (2007). Non-academic behavioral indicator of student impairment: A survey of CACREP accredited master’s level counseling programs. Journal of Education and Human Development, 1(2)  Retrieved from http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2007/articles/1121.pdf

Ritter, C. & Serres, S. (2006). Counselors’ perceptions of their leadership roles in schools Professional Issues in Counseling. Retrieved from http://www.shsu.edu/~piic/fall2006/Serres.html

Serres. S. A., (2004). Characteristics, motivations, and perceptions of listeners to a call-in  program featuring mental health professionals on a Christian radio station. Texas  A&M–Commerce.

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