Michelle G. Paul

Executive Director, UNLV PRACTICE: A Community Mental Health Clinic
Associate Director of Clinical Training, UNLV Department of Psychology Ph.D. Program
Professor In Residence, UNLV Department of Psychology
Expertise: General mental health, diagnosis, treatment in children and adults, Nevada's mental health crisis, Training/workforce development in mental and behavioral health


Michelle Paul is the executive director of UNLV PRACTICE, an interdisciplinary mental health clinic that offers services to campus and community members. She’s also the liaison between the UNLV psychology department and broader community in service of promoting mental health and training the next-generation workforce to address the growing and urgent need to address mental health. 
A practicing psychologist in the Las Vegas community since 1999, Paul joined the university's psychology department in 2004 and serves a a professor and associate director of clinical training for doctoral students. She teaches clinical courses, provides clinical supervision, and oversees practicum training assignments, including UNLV 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. In 2011, she was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as a member of the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. She served eight years, including three as president. Today, she serves on the board of directors for the national Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards as liaison to the education and training community.



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

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Michelle G. Paul In The News

K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Nevada ranks worst in the nation for both overall mental health and youth mental health. To make matters worse, the state has a shortage of health workers in those fields. UNLV hosted a mental health forum Friday to highlight three university-led efforts to improve mental health and the health worker shortage in Nevada.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Among the topics addressed: campus safety, mental health resources, the shooting investigation, a future permanent memorial, and the ways the university intends to move forward following the tragedy.
K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
UNLV held a staff and faculty meeting Tuesday to discuss safety, security, campus operations, and mental health.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
As the Clark County District Attorney endeavors to charge four young teenagers for murder in District Court as adults for the severe beating of a Rancho High School student, the prosecution of the youngest defendant – a 13-year-old – raises questions about how young is too young.

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Campus News | December 4, 2023

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Campus News | October 2, 2023

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