College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Shaw has been a mental health counselor since 2002, working with adults, adolescents, and families. His clinical experience includes working in rural community mental health in Alaska, school counseling, adventure-based counseling, medical clinic settings for native peoples, private practice and as a mental health consultant for Job Corps. He has conducted trainings and presentations at national, regional, state, and local levels and was selected as the keynote speaker for a state counseling association annual conference. He is a published author in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, The Family Journal, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and The Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. He has also published several articles in Counseling Today. Dr. Shaw became a core faculty member in Walden’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2014.
COUN 6722 - Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories
COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling
COUN 6326 - Research and Evaluation
COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment
COUN 6785 - Prevention and Consultation
COUN 6316 - Techniques of Counseling
EdD, University of Montana - Missoula, MT United States
MA, University of Montana
BS, Kennesaw State University
Alaska Immigration Justice Project, Volunteer - Anchorage, AK United States
Awards / Honors
Bertha Morton Fellowship, University of Montana, 2012
RMACES Scholar, Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, 2012
Shaw, S. L. (2017). Cultural Humility: Embracing the Client’s View of Culturally Responsive Counseling. Counseling Today, 59(1), 42-48. Counseling Today
Shaw, S. L., Lombardero, A., Babins-Wagner, R., Sommers-Flanagan, J. (2019). Counseling Canadian Indigenous Peoples: Therapeutic alliance and outcome Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 47(1), 49-68
Sommers-Flanagan, J., Shaw, S. L. (2017). Suicide risk assessment: What psychologists should know. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(2), 98-106. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000106 Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Sommers-Flanagan, J., Shaw, S. L. (2017). Clinical interviews. In A. Wenzel. (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. SAGE Publications.
Shaw, S. L., Murray, K. W. (2015). Incorporating feedback-informed treatment into counseling Practice. Counseling Today, 57(12), 44-51. Counseling Today
Shaw, S. L., Murray, K. W. (2014). Monitoring alliance and outcome with client feedback measures. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 36(1), 43-57. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1526139253?accountid=14593 Journal Of Mental Health Counseling
Polanchek, S., Shaw, S. L. (2015). Ten intimate relationship research findings every counselor should know. Counseling Today,59(6), 34-39. Counseling Today
Sommers-Flanagan, J., Polanchek, S., Zeleke, W. A., Hood, M., Shaw, S. L. (2014). Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Consultations on Parent Stress and Competence. The Family Journal, 23(1), 49-55. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1066480714555696 The Family Journal
Shaw, S. L. (2019). Race and Racism in Medicine WWAMI Medical School. University of Washington. Anchorage, AK. 3/20/19
Shaw, S. L. (2018). Ten Multicultural Counseling Research Findings for Counselors to Know Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Park City, UT. 10/5/18
Shaw, S. L. (2018). Culture, Kids, and Family Invited Lecture. University of Alaska, Anchorage. Clinical Psychology Program
Shaw, S. L. (2017). Practice-based Evidence: Improving Client Outcomes through Feedback- Informed Counseling. New Mexico Counseling Association Annual Conference. April, 28, Albuquerque, NM.
Shaw, S. L. (2017). Cultural Humility: Improving Counseling Outcomes and Privileging the Client’s Voice. New Mexico Counseling Association Annual Conference. April, 28, Albuquerque, NM.
Shaw, S. (2017). Increasing Psychotherapy Effectiveness with the Partners for Change Outcome Management System. Training at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Hospital New Mexico Veterans Affairs
Shaw, S. L. (2016). Shaw, S. L. (2016). Feedback Informed Counseling: An Evidence-Based Approach to Empower Clients and Increase Effectiveness. New Mexico Counseling Association Annual Conference. June 4, Albuquerque, NM
Shaw, S. L. (2016). Cultural Humility: Embracing the Client’s View of Culturally Responsive Counseling. American Counseling Association Conference and Expo. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Shaw, S. L. (2016). Feedback Informed Counseling: 3 Simple Steps to Improve Effectiveness and Empower Clients. Walden University Wow Workshop. 1/13/2016
Shaw, S. L., Murray, K. (2015). Strengthening the Supervisory Alliance through Supervisee Feedback. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference.
Shaw, S. L., Murray, K. (2014). Shaw, S. L. (2014). Are All Counselors from Lake Wobegon: Addressing Self-Assessment Bias and Improving Counseling Outcomes. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, 2014 Conference.
Shaw, S. L. (2014). Shaw, S. L. (2014). Counseling Canadian Aboriginal Peoples: Alliance, Outcome, and Counselor Training Level. Poster Session at Walden University Research Symposium
Shaw, S. L., Murray, K. (2014). Murray, K., & Shaw, S. L. (2014). Navigating Layers of Feedback: Assessing the Supervisory Alliance. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, 2014 Conference.
Polanchek, S., Shaw, S. L. (2014). Polanchek, S., & Shaw, S. L. (2014). 10 Relationship Science findings that every counselor should know. American Counseling Association Annual Convention.
Shaw, S. L. (2014). Shaw, S. L. (2014). Feedback informed counseling: Improving outcomes and increasing accountability. 3 hour Learning Institute at the American Counseling Association Annual Convention.
Shaw, S. L., Murray, K. (2013). Shaw, S. L., & Murray, K. (2013). The Power of Feedback: Improving Counselor Training, Accountability, and Supervision with Formal Client Feedback
Sommers-Flanagan, J., Shaw, S. L. (2013). The Clinical Interview: Themes, Variations, and Solutions American Counseling Association, Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH. 2013