Jennifer Daer Shields, phD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PLLCAssistant Professor
Center on Child Abuse and NeglectUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Where the capacity of the human spirit to overcome is realized
Life is full of twists and turns. If you've found your way to my page, you probably know this all too well. I hope you'll pause for a moment and remember two things:
1). You deserve to feel healed and whole
2). You have tremendous power in your life to make change
My role as a Clinical Psychologist is to guide you in this process. I have been honored to walk alongside countless children, adults, and families in some of their toughest seasons. My approach to clinical practice can easily be summarized in two ways: 1). Evidence-informed and, 2). Client-centered. My goal is to combine what we know about psychological science with what you know about yourself to help you overcome your struggles with your mental health and achieve a state of optimal functioning.
Where human discovery has the potential to improve our world
I am a mixed-methods researcher in the field of child maltreatment prevention. I love this work because discoveries in this area allow us to make meaningful change for children and families. I believe that our research is only as strong as our ability to communicate our findings in a comprehensible way to the public. As such, I make a concerted effort to disseminate research findings in accessible ways through infographics, fact sheets, news interviews, and instructional videos.
My research is focused on helping communities gain access to critical evidence based mental health interventions with special focus on those who are from marginalized communities. I work collaboratively with a large team of researchers at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect to improve our knowledge in this area. I actively welcome collaborations from others interested in doing this work.
Where the seeds of knowledge are planted to inspire change
While an introvert at heart, I feel energized each time I take the stage to share what the science tells us about mental health and well being. I present regularly on child maltreatment, evidence based parenting, and working motherhood on local, regional, and national stages. As a storyteller, I hope to convey the truth of psychological science in a way that compels you to go make a difference with what you've learned. I hope you'll leave our time together energized and freshly connected to your work.