Michelle G. Paul

Director, The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic
Associate Director of Clinical Training, UNLV Department of Psychology Ph.D. Program
Associate Professor In Residence, UNLV Department of Psychology
Expertise: Mental health, diagnosis, treatment, Nevada's mental health crisis, Training mental and behavioral health providers


Michelle Paul is director of The PRACTICE, a UNLV mental health clinic that offers counseling and other services to campus and community members. She’s also liaison between the UNLV psychology department and community of professional psychologists in Southern Nevada. 
A practicing psychologist in the Las Vegas community since 1999, Paul joined the university's psychology department in 2004 and serves as an associate professor and associate director of clinical training for doctoral students. She teaches clinical courses, provides clinical supervision, and oversees practicum training assignments, including The PRACTICE.
Additionally, her work includes conducting psychological assessments of attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental or acquired emotional, and cognitive and behavioral impairments in children and adults. 
Paul is an active member of the Nevada Psychological Association, through which she has held a number of leadership positions and received several awards for advocacy and excellence in her field. She was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as a member of the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners in 2011; she is currently serving her second term on the board and was elected the group's president for 2016-2019. 


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, 1997

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Michelle G. Paul In The News

Medical News
November 5, 2019
Charlie Brown might have said it best as he opined to his pal, Linus: "Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel."
November 5, 2019
Charlie Brown might have said it best as he opined to his pal, Linus: “Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel.”
September 19, 2019
In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 75 percent of Gen Z youth - who already suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression in greater numbers than any previous generation - cited mass shootings as a significant source of stress.
September 19, 2019
It was a relatively quiet evening of dining and theatre-going in New York City when Times Square suddenly erupted into chaos.

Articles Featuring Michelle G. Paul

Portrait of Dr. Michelle Paul, psychologist and director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic  at UNLV.
Business and CommunityNovember 4, 2019
UNLV psychologist Dr. Michelle Paul shares practical ways to put the hope back in the holiday season.
People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
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Campus NewsJune 27, 2018
Donors step up to support UNLV programs that serve the community in the aftermath of October 1 shooting.
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PeopleMay 25, 2018
Michelle Paul, director of The PRACTICE, offers tips on when to seek mental health support and why it matters, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month.