Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Sacramento Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

2030 West El Camino Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento CA 95833

916-561-3228

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Basic Foundations of Clinical Psychology (psychopathology, theories of personality, counseling skills), Education, Consultation and Advocacy, Cogntive Behavioral Therapy, Cultural Diversity Training

Internalized Oppression for Women of Color; Acculturation and Bicultural Identities; Asian American/South Asian American mental health; Intergenerational Family Conflict; spirituality/religion; social justice and multicultural research, specifically social justice mentoring and supervision; Qualitative (grounded theory) research methodology

Chwalisz, K., & Dollinger, S. M. C., Zerth, E. O., Hees, C. K., Tamkin, V. L., DiScala, K. J., Rimstad, K.., & Shah, S. (Under Review). Flexible treatment manuals: A means of conducting culturally-relevant treatment and psychotherapy research with real-world clients. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Obasi, E. M., & Shah, S. R. (in press). Cultural Equivalence. In M. Constantine (Volume Ed.), Encyclopedia of Counseling: Cross-Cultural Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chwalisz, K., Shah, S. R., and Hand, K. (2008). Facilitating Rigorous Research in Rehabilitation Psychology. Journal of Rehabilitation Psychology, 53, 387-399.

Shen, F. C., Shah, S., Jackson, T. & Liao, K. (2010) Overcoming Cultural Barriers Faced by Interns and Young Professionals. Roundtable conducted at the 2010 Asian American Psychological Association Conference. San Diego, CA.

Belur, V., Shen, F., Shah, S.R., & Conrad, J. (2008). Bicultural Issues in Training and Therapy. Poster presented at International Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Jenkins, N., Shah, S.R, Rimstad, K., Gaffey, A., and Chwalisz, K. (2008). Evidenced Based Practice and Multiculturalism: Where we are and Where We Need to Go. Symposium presented at International Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL

Rostagi, M., Aldarondo, E., Inman, A. Nath, S. R., & Shah, S. A Discussion of the Film: Bend It Like Beckham Film Showing and Discussion. Film discussion presented at the 2007 American Psychological Association Convention, San Franscico, CA.

Starks, T., Boateng, A., Shah, S., & Beck, R. Brown Bag Panel: Multicultural Competency with Colleagues & Clients in a Correctional Facility. Brown Bag Panel presented at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Belur, V. & Shah, S. A Journey of Exploring the Interactions of Ethnic Identity and Feminist Identity. Symposium presented at the 2007 American Psychological Association Convention, San Franscico, CA.

Shah, S., & Chwalisz, K. The Impact of Acculturation and Religiosity on Intergenerational Family Conflict for Second Generation Asian Indian Americans. Poster presented at the 2007 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Shah, S., Shen, F., Jehle, K., & Hagadone, K. Addressing Religion and Spirituality to Achieve Multicultural Competency: The Neglected Diversity. Symposium presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Zerth, E., Pickett, R., Rimstad, K, & Shah, S. Graduate Student Initiatives: Supplementing the Formal Training Experience. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Obasi, E., Alabi, D., Pang, L.-S., Shah, S., Ortiz, Y., Chavez, N., Mrnak, J., Caldwell, T., Tamkin, V., Wright, K., Jean-Michel, K., & Ross, N. Measurement of Acculturation Strategies for People of African Descent: A Validity Study. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Obasi, E., Pang, L.-S., Shah, S., Caldwell T., Chavez, N., Alabi, D., Ortiz, Y., Mrnak, J., Tamkin, V., Jean-Michel, K., Ross, N., & Wright, K. (2006, August). Worldview Analysis Scale: A Validity Study. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Wang, Y., Tamkin, V., and Shah, S., N. (January, 2005) Complying with Multicultural Guidelines: Symposium, presented at the Multicultural Conference and Summit, Hollywood, CA.

Wang,Y., Belur, V., Zerth, E.O., Hagadone, K., Shah, S., Jehle, K., Shen, F.C., Eldredge, R., & Pang, L. (2005). Students' perspectives on multicultural training: Valuing our differences and strengths. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Academic History and Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology; Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Bachelor of Arts in Cogntive Sciences and International Studies, minor in History; University of California, Irvine

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology; Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA): Division of South Asian Americans (DoSAA)

American Psychological Association (APA): Division 45 - Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues & Division 17 - Society of Counseling Psychology