Lauren Shure, Ph.D.


Lauren Shure, Ph.D.
Lauren Shure, Ph.D. Professor


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education with specialization in Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
  • EdS in Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida
  • MEd in Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida
  • BS in Psychology, University of Florida


Lauren Shure joined the Counseling program in 2012. Dr. Shure holds a BS in Psychology, MEd and EdS in Marriage and Family Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. Before joining Barry University's Counseling program, she planned and coordinated research and evaluation on the PBIS Indiana Project, a statewide network of culturally responsive positive behavior intervention and support programs (CR-PBIS) in K-12 schools. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida (LMHC), as well as a Qualified Supervisor for registered mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns. Her professional interests include multicultural training and supervision and issues of justice and equity in the fields of mental health and education.

Selected Publications

  • Shure, L., West-Olatunji, C., & Cholewa, B. (2019). Investigating the relationship between school counselor recommendations and student cultural behavioral styles. Journal of Negro Education, 88(4), 454-466.
  • Canfield, B., & Shure, L. (2018). Intercultural Family Counseling. In B. Flamez & J. Hicks Family therapy: Theory, skills, assessment, and application. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing. 
  • West-Olatunji, C., Yoon, E., Shure, L., Pringle, R. & Adams, T. (2018). Girls and Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Double Bind in K-12 Schools. In B. Polnick, B. Irby, & J. Ballender (Eds.), Girls and women of color in STEM: Navigating the double bind in K-12 schools. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 
  • Shure, L., Ritter, S., Azziz, R., Skiba, R., Cole, C., Middelberg, L., & Sheya, A. (2015). Development of a mixed methods approach to describe and measure culturally responsive school practices and disparate disciplinary outcomes. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, 5(3), 23-40. 

Selected Presentations

  • Shure, L., Logan, C., Arredondo, P., Lee, C., & West-Olatunji, C. (2022, April). “From Professional Counseling to DEI Training: Learning From the Experts.” Education session at the American Counseling Association (ACA) conference.
  • McGrath-Fair, C., Machado, M., & Shure, L. (October 2021). “Mentor Relationships in Social Justice Counseling.” Education session at the Florida Counseling Association (FCA) conference.
  • Machuca, R., & Shure, L. (2021, October). Assessing Your Counseling Program for Multicultural Competence and Introducing Curriculum Decolonization Strategies.” Poster session at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Shure, L., & Johnson, T. (2021, April). “Meeting Them Where They’re At: Using Stages of Change in Anti-Bias Education.” Education session at the American Counseling Association (ACA) virtual conference.
  • Shure, L., & Syeh, L. (2021, April). “Black Mothers and Fathers: Charting a Course of Challenge, Hope, Wisdom and Resilience.” Education session at the American Counseling Association (ACA) virtual conference.
  • Shure, L., White, E., Smith, S., Dollarhide, C., Neal, F., Green, D, & Goodman, R. (2021, February). “Towards a Decolonization of Counseling: Acknowledging & Responding to Racial Injustice.” Education session at the 3rd Annual Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Florida Statewide Conference.

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