About Dr. Shields
Dr. Jennifer Daer Shields is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City, OK.
Dr. Shields provides therapy and assessment services at the OU Child Study Center to youth ages 2-17 experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioral health difficulties. She is nationally certified in evidence-based treatment modalities for children exposed to adversity such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT). Further, Dr. Shields holds specific expertise in serving foster and adoptive children involved in the child welfare system. Dr. Shields loves building relationships with her patients. Seeing them grow and make progress is the highlight of her day! Dr. Shields is a compassionate doctor and is fulfilled by helping children overcome their exposure to abuse and neglect. She is passionate about restoring children and families to their ideal functioning so they can live the lives they deserve.
Throughout her time at OUHSC, Dr. Shields has been a part of numerous federally funded studies evaluating child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Dr. Shields conducts research related to service engagement and attrition in evidence based programs for children and their families. Most recently, she has served as the project coordinator and co-investigator on an international evaluation examining the implementation of treatment programs for youth with problematic sexual behavior with the Department of Defense and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Dr. Shields is also a consultant and National Trainer at the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. She is a previous awardee of the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well Being. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Shields graduated Summa Cum Laude with bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Music from the University of Tulsa. She holds a master’s of science in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Shields completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and post-doctoral residency in clinical psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine and Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Outside of the office, Dr. Shields is the mom of two young boys. She is an avid coffee drinker, lover of jazz music, and passionate advocate for working women. She and her husband are residents of Edmond, Oklahoma where they enjoy exploring the local cuisine and serving the OKC community through their local church.
Interested applicants should have at least a Bachelor's degree in social services or a related field.
The position will begin in July of 2021.
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"The Role of the Mental Health Professional on the Multidisciplinary Team"
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Describes the role of a mental health professional on a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) at child advocacy centers (CAC's). This fact sheet gives guidance on how CAC's can fully integrate a mental health professional on to a MDT, on how to incorporate a collaborative mental health case planning and treatment process into a MDT and its case review, and the role of the CAC if they refer clients out for mental health treatment.
"MDT Treatment Planning and Case Management"
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Looks at the multi-disciplinary team and case management monitoring as a component of treatment completion. This fact sheet offers CAC workers information on the role of the MDT, how treatment goals are identified and included in a treatment plan, and the steps to collaborative case management monitoring.
"A Qualitative Analysis of Family Perspective on Treatment Services for Youths with Problematic Sexual Behavior"
Victims & Offenders
An examination of consumer impressions on evidence-based treatment services for youth with problematic sexual behavior. This article gives voice to both the caregiver and youth on treatment satisfaction and barriers to successful treatment completion.