Bob Shaw has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and therapist since Counselor registration was initiated in 1986.
He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and was an administrator and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for 34 years.
After leaving UWEC Bob served as Forensic Court Liaison with the Wisconsin Department of Health, and worked as a Family Military Life Consultant for the Department of Defense for three years. Bob was an active clinician with Heinz Psychological Services in Eau Claire for seven years. He also served for almost a decade on the Eau Claire City Council and City County Board of Health.
While at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Bob served as Associate Director of Financial Aid, Associate Professor, and Dean of Students. His accomplishments in this position were many and varied and included:
Working structurally and individually on student life issues with a student body of 10,000 people, and collaboratively with Employee Assistance support with faculty and staff of over 600 individuals.
Assisted with the recruitment and supervision of University faculty, staff, and students.
Also assisted in the development, implementation, and review of recruitment and retention efforts affecting students, faculty, and staff
Served as the primary source of referral and expertise for students experiencing personal, social, emotional, academic problems and behavioral problems
Counseled extensively with students, faculty, and staff on personal, social development, judicial, and academic issues
Coordinated the University’s Crisis Management Plan, collaborating with internal and external agencies; as such, he assisted individuals experiencing unexpected events and trauma, including illness, sickness, injury, loss of loved ones, death, and suicide
Coordinated the management and follow up of mental health support/intervention services provided to students experiencing problems and difficulties
Worked extensively in the area of alcohol and drug prevention and intervention
Served as a member of the UW System’s AODA Committee.
Chaired the UW-Eau Claire’s AODA Task Force
Since leaving UW-Eau Claire, Bob has continued his career as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, and opened Supportive Therapy and Counseling, Inc., in the summer of 2012.
He enjoys the challenges and rewards of private practice, and continues to learn and expand his knowledge and experience through a variety of continuing education and networking commitments.
Bob has been elected to membership in the prestigious scholastic and leadership organizations of Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Delta Pi. He has been a member of the noon Eau Claire Kiwanis Club for 35 years.
Bob is married. HIs wife Bonnie was an Eau Claire Public School Administrator for several decades, and currently teaches at UW-Stout. They have two adult married children, as well as five grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys running and playing racquetball, as well as fishing, and spending time with Buzz, his beloved German Wirehaired Pointer.
Bachelor of Arts Degree – Broadfield Social Science
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Master of Science Degree – Guidance / Counseling - University of Wisconsin – Stout
Licensed Professional Counselor Continuing Education units, seminars and workshops through NASPA, ACPA, AAC, Stetson College of Law, Luther and Rogers Memorial Hospital, University Hospital – Lexington KY, PESI, Cross Country, University Extension and many others.
Robert Shaw, Licensed Professional Counselor