Shaquinta Richardson

Shaquinta Richardson

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

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Office: Ezell 204A

Phone: 864.577.2084


B.S. in Marketing, Claflin University

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT), Converse College

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Disability Studies


Dr. Richardson is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She has a BS in Marketing from Claflin University, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and Disability Studies from The University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Associate (LMFTA) in South Carolina, an AAMFT Supervisor-in-training, and clinical member of AAMFT.

As the Clinical Director of the MFT Program, Dr. Richardson directs the clinical training of students, takes responsibility for the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of the program, provides service to the program, and helps the Academic Director in any area of need she may have.
Research: Racial identity in families of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities; sibling relationships of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Teaching: MFS 634 Systems I, MFS 647 Research Literacy in MFT, MFS 643 Cultural Competency, MFS 639 Self of the Therapist, MFS 680 Systems of Family Therapy II, and MFS 642 DSM 5. Dr. Richardson also supervises students in various phases of the practicum, MFS 648 A-E.

Dr. Richardson's current interests focus on sibling relationships in families of Black American men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Clinically, Dr. Richardson is interested in multicultural approaches to family therapy and increasing accessibility to family therapy for families with barriers to service.


Year Published Faculty Citation Publication

Shaquinta Richardson, Lorien Jordan

Richardson, S. L. L. & Jordan, L. S. (2017). Qualitative inquiry of sibling relationships: Reinforcement of disability devaluation through the exclusion of voices. Disability & Society, 32(10), 1534-1554. doi:10.1080/09687599.2017.1351330


Evin Richardson, Cathy Grogan, Shaquinta Richardson, Sherena Small

Richardson, E., Grogan, C., Richardson, S. L. L., & Small, S. (2018). Displacement, caregiving, and the ecological system of youth in foster care: A theoretical perspective. Journal of Family Social Work

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