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Shane Chaplin, Ph.D.

Training Director


B.A. and M.S. in Psychology, Barry University

M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University

Internship: Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS), West Virginia University

Licensure Status:

Licensed Psychologist in West Virginia

Orientation:  Integrative, with an emphasis on humanistic, existential and narrative approaches.

Interests: Training; individual & group counseling; multicultural, diversity and social justice issues; men's issues, relationship issues, families, teaching, qualitative research, continental philosophy.

Bio: Originally from Madrid, Spain, I moved to Miami, Florida in 1995 to attend college at Barry University. I have lived in the United States ever since, and worked in a wide variety of clinical and academic settings in Florida, Pennsylvania, and now West Virginia. In 2012 I was ecstatic to return as a Staff Psychologist to West Virginia University’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS), where I completed my internship two years earlier. 

During my first three years back at CCPPS I served as a Multicultural Specialist and Outreach Coordinator, and became involved in the training program by supervising trainees, running the multicultural seminar, and overseeing the outreach activities of interns. I also served the university as a Resident Faculty Leader (RFL), living with my wife and two sons by Dadisman and Stalnaker Halls and serving as a source of mentorship and support for over 600 undergraduate students residing each year in both halls.  

In 2015 I was fortunate enough to be able to take on the role of Training Director at CCPPS, a role I have held since and that I deeply cherish and enjoy. As Training Director I oversee all training-related activities at CCPPS, where any single year between thirteen and seventeen graduate students from a wide variety of fields (psychology, counseling social work, rehabilitation) get supervised clinical experience towards their degrees.

When not a psychologist I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading, hiking, and watching soccer. 

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