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Claudia Shields

Claudia Shields

Department Chair
  • The Chicago School Los Angeles
Department
Clinical Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
cshields@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Claudia Owens Shields is the Chair of the Clinical Psy.D. Department here at The Chicago School.  She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology, and is a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

Dr. Shields has taught psychology at the graduate level for nearly 19 years.  Prior to coming to The Chicago School, she served as the Director of Clinical Training at Antioch University for 12 years and taught at Pepperdine University for 10 years.   Dr. Shields has 27 years of administrative experience, including serving as President and Executive Director at a non-profit organization in Century City.  During that time she received commendations from the Mayor of Los Angeles, California’s Governor and was named, by the Century City Chamber of Commerce, as a Woman of Achievement.

Education
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Southern California
  • M.A. Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology, Calfornia School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
  • Ph.D., Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology, Calfornia School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Clinical Psycholgist, CA
Areas Of Expertise

Dr. Shields has worked extensively with the Azusa Unified School District and the Azusa Police Department on hate crime and suicide prevention.  While working alongside the City of Azusa’s Human Relations Commission (formerly the Anti-Hate Crimes Task Force) she has implemented community and school-based interventions.  As a result of this work, she was able to offer TCSPP students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through participation in a community-based intervention, aimed at reducing bullying and related suicide risk.  She developed  a suicide prevention project, as part of a federally funded grant designed to reduce suicide among members of LGBTQ populations, by addressing homophobia and heterosexism. She also worked on a work place diversity grant funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.