Shannon Nix is the Associate Director of Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) at the University of South Carolina. As SAVIP’s Associate Director, Shannon oversees the university’s confidential interpersonal violence advocacy and prevention program in accordance with federal and state legislation and USC policy, and SAVIP’s strategic plan. Shannon specializes in training on the neurobiology of trauma and intimate partner violence, and as a former college counselor, has a background in utilizing evidence-based therapies to treat sexual abuse and assault survivors. In addition, Shannon is active in the local community, collaborating closely with the local rape crisis center and serving on Sexual Assault Response Teams for two counties, having co-chaired the SART for the county in which USC is situated. Shannon leads her team from a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and survivor-centered approach for both advocacy and prevention work, and utilizes primary prevention strategies to reduce incidents of interpersonal violence at USC. Shannon holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Augusta State University; she is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Victim Service Provider in SC. She lives in Columbia, SC, with her 95-pound English Bulldog/Mastiff mix, Lena. She is one of CAPPA’s Training Committee Chairs.

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