Shannon Karl, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS is currently an Associate Professor with the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She received her doctorate from the University of Central Florida in 2004. She has extensive clinical mental health experience and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor, a Clinically Certified Mental Health Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Karl has published in the areas of eating disorders, domestic violence, counseling student performance, spirituality, character education, and the DSM-5. She is the Past-President of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) and Past-Secretary of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). She is a co-author of the DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors and frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences.