NAPW Inducts Dr. Laura R. Slap-Shelton, Psy.D., Owner / Psychologist, Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D., PA, LLC, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Dr. Laura R. Slap-Shelton selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to recognize Laura with this important honor. Her compassion, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Dr. Laura R. Slap-Shelton as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in mental health. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 775,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Laura with this important honor,” says NAPW President Star Jones. “Her compassion, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

As a Psychologist and Owner of a successful group practice, Dr. Laura Slap-Shelton works tirelessly to ensure her patients receive the care they need. By providing neuropsychological and psychological evaluations as well as psychotherapy services, this licensed psychologist helps children, adolescents and adults cope with a variety of emotional, developmental and neurological issues.

Providing information and increasing awareness of the needs of widows, particularly in developing countries, is an important focus of Dr. Slap-Shelton’s work. She actively works with the Guild For Service in India. She was an invited guest to the first United Nations International Widows Day and speaks on the issues concerning widows in developing countries and has hosted speakers in this area as well. Her website and Facebook both,, provide information about grief and information about the issues widows face. She also offers handmade jewelry and other products made by the widows in India through these sites.

A published author, Dr. Slap-Shelton has written a number of professional articles and children’s books, including Melissa’s Magic Ride, which helps children cope with grief.

Awards & Accomplishments: Doctor of Psychology, Hahnemann University; member of Advisory Board of Paris Press; Editor of The Maine Psychological Association Newsletter, The Maine Psychologist, speaker as participant of the Dana Foundation’s Brain Awareness Week, and previous speaker at Soaring Spirits International Camp Widow programs

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive networking forum to successful professional women where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, tools and benefits, members interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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