Jennifer Daer Shields, phD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PLLCAssistant Professor
Center on Child Abuse and NeglectUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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 individuals overcome their exposure to adversity. She is passionate about restoring children and families to their ideal functioning so they can live the lives they deserve. Dr. Shields also accepts a very small number of private practice clients on an as needed basis in Edmond, OK. Through this practice, she serves both adults and children with a wide variety of mental health concerns. These sessions are available both in person and via telehealth depending on patient preference and availability.
Throughout her time at OUHSC, Dr. Shields has also 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 examination of 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 watching their boys explore the world with wonder and serving the OKC community through their local church.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Postdoctoral Residency (2019-2020)Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
tRAINING AND eDUCATION
Oklahoma State University
PhD in Clinical Psychology (2015-2019)
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship in Psychology (2018-2019)
M.S. in Clinical Psychology (2013-2015)
tRAINING AND EDUCATION
University of Tulsa
B.S. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude
B.A. in Music, Summa Cum Laude(2009-2013)