Sharon Y. Murphy

Sharon Y. Murphy

At-Large Director

Sharon is a full-time Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a part-time Adjunct Counseling Faculty specializing in teaching skills/techniques, intervention, stress management, assessment/appraisal, and theory. She is an advocate/researcher and parent recipient of disability related services for almost 30 years. She sees herself as a socio-counselor. She infuses sociology and the study people, with rehabilitation counseling to encourage socially responsible counseling to move clients, toward a life of social equality in their communities. She has worked on federally and foundation funded projects for parent participants, centers of independent living, transition-to-community supports or transition from agency to more personal-centered community supports. She is a certified in non-profit administration and has served on local YMCA boards, Detroit Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services, Self-Assessment Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process (Parent/Advocate), City of Detroit Neighborhood Improvement Projects, national non-profits, churches, private, public and governmental rehabilitation facilities.