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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

Michelle G. Paul In The News

Oct 3, 2018

When something traumatic happens, people have psychological needs as well as physical ones. Mental health professionals from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas volunteered to help after the Las Vegas shooting last year, and they recently told The Conversation what good psychological first aid looks like.

Mar 29, 2018

Stacie Armentrout felt nauseated watching surveillance video of Stephen Paddock roaming Mandalay Bay in the days before the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip.

Feb 9, 2018

Mandalay Bay hotel of Las Vegas will eliminate its 32nd floor by the end of this week, from where gunman Stephen Paddock rained bullets on ground in October last year, killing 58 and wounding more than 500 others.

Feb 8, 2018

The 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay, strongly associated with the Oct. 1 shooting, is going away.

Articles Featuring Michelle G. Paul

view of Las Vegas Strip with dramatic clouds
Jun 27, 2018
Campus News

Donors step up to support UNLV programs that serve the community in the aftermath of October 1 shooting.

hallway sign for counseling
May 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.

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