Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Faculty and Staff

Christopher Shea, MA, CRAT, CAC-AD


Office:   College of Liberal Arts Building, Suite 2210
Phone:   410-704-5851
Fax:   410-704-3612

Gretchen Armington


M.A.: Pastoral Studies / Theology, Washington Theological Union

B.A.: Philosophy / Counseling Psychology, St. Hyacinth College


Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) - Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, State of Maryland

Certified Rational Addictions Therapist (CRAT) - National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

Alcohol and Drug Supervisor - Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, State of Maryland

Disaster Mental Health, certified - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Chemical dependency (addiction) treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Trauma
  • Community / agency development
  • Stress / anxiety counseling


Recent Publications

Shea, C. (2013). The Spirituality of Connectedness: Response to the Stress Reactions in Substance Abuse Counselors. Advances in Addiction & Recovery. 1(2): 18-19; 21.

Shea, C. (2012, August). Unintended Consequences of the ACA – Workforce Development Issues in Addiction Treatment Services. National Healthcare Reform Magazine. Retrieved from

Shea, C. (2008). From the Neurobiologic Basis of Alcohol Dependency to Pharmacologic Treatment Strategies: Bridging the Knowledge Gap. Southern Medical Journal, 101(2), 179-185.

Shea, C. (2007). Barriers to Medication Use:  Myths, Money, & Management. Addiction Professional, 5(3), 34-38.

Contributor, Shea, C., Contributor, Kampman, K., & Contributor, Kaempf, G. (2007). Improving the Continuum of Care in Alcohol Dependence:  Latest Evidence for Counselors & Clinicians. Peer-reviewed training presentation published by/for  CME Outfitters, LLC.

Shea, C. (2006). Alcohol Dependence Treatment:  an effective comprehensive psychosocial management Plan. Advances in Addiction Treatment, 1(1), 12-14.












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