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tara shuman

Tara Shuman received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology andher M.A. in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Dr. Shuman completed her clinical internship at the Kaiser Greater Los Angeles Medical Center and her two year postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Shuman has held positions as the Program Area Leader for Project Heal, the child trauma treatment and training program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. She has practiced and trained clinicians in numerous evidence based interventions including Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Shuman has over 15 years experience as an individual and group clinical supervisor for practicum students, CAPIC interns, APA interns and APA post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Shuman has presented on trauma treatment and professional training at numerous national conferences.

Professional Interests
  • Evidence based treatments for children
  • Trauma informed treatment for children
  • Countertransference
  • Vicarious traumatization
  • Clinical training
  • Supervision
Education and Certifications
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology
  • Emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy
  • B.S. Psychology
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Arnold, T., Braje, S., Kawahara, D., & Shuman, T. (2016). "Ethnic socialization, perceived discrimination, and psychological adjustment among transracially adopted and non-adopted ethnic minority adults." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.