Shelly Wissink, MS, LPC
Senior Counselor and Career Advisor - PAWSS Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Shelly Wissink is a mental health counselor with degrees in communication and counseling. She is a Senior Counselor at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, and the owner of Harmony Counseling and Wellness. Ms. Wissink has over 20 years of experience in higher education and loves working with veterinary professionals to enhance their communication skills and mental health. Her specialty is working with individuals on interpersonal relationships to improve understanding and connection. Currently completing her credentials as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, she intends to integrate her expertise in communication to improve how traumatic experience narratives are relayed and interpreted.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In healthcare communication, we often focus on the one-on-one relationships between patients and clinicians. Healthcare, however, is a team endeavor with many players and relationships. Clinical and social healthcare professionals learn their crafts in separate programs with sometimes very different training methods and philosophies. However, there is more overlap than differences when it comes to communication skills. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we created innovative learning experiences for students in Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work to work together while…