Dr. Claudia Owens Shields, Ph.D.
Dr. Claudia Owens Shields is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in Multicultural Community Psychology. She is an associate professor and the former Chair of the Clinical Psy.D. Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she teaches multicultural competence to students seeking doctorates in psychology. Dr. Shields has been teaching psychology at the graduate level for 22 years. She helps people overcome depression, anxiety and life’s normal stressors, and does so by recognizing that these problems flourish due to systemic and contextual factors like discrimination.
She has worked extensively with the Azusa Unified School District and the Azusa Police Department on hate crime prevention and suicide prevention through community and school-based interventions. She also developed a program designed to reduce suicide among members of LGBTQ populations by addressing homophobia and heterosexism.
Dr. Shields has received commendations from the Mayor of Los Angeles and California’s Governor, and the Century City Chamber of Commerce named her a Woman of Achievement.Back to Who We Are What we do