Shauna Shapiro

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Shauna Shapiro
Alma materDuke University
University of Arizona
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Scientific career
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Clinical Psychology
InstitutionsSanta Clara University Br /> Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Shauna L. Shapiro is a speaker, author and Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University known for her work on mindfulness. Recently featured at TedX with her talk "The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger".


Shapiro graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona.[1] She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System [1] She has received extensive professional training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness based stress reduction, as well as studied mindfulness meditation in monasteries in Nepal and Thailand.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Shapiro is a speaker, author and tenured Professor at Santa Clara University's graduate department of Counseling Psychology.[1] Shapiro is also faculty at the Esalen Institute, and adjunct faculty at Dr. Andrew Weil's Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical Center (2000-2004).[1]


Shapiro's research and clinical work focus on the applications of mindfulness to developing greater health and well being. Her work has addressed the effects of mindfulness on the individual, as well as its implications at the global level. Shapiro's extensive clinical research has investigated the effects of mindfulness training across a wide array of populations, examining the impact of mindfulness in medicine, psychology, education, business and law.


Shapiro has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Additionally, Shapiro (along with Linda E. Carlson[2]) is the co-author of the critically acclaimed texts The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions and "Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child."


  1. ^ a b c d e Curriculum Vitae: Shauna Shapiro, accessed 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ "The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions, Second Edition". American Psychological Association (APA). Retrieved 2017-02-23.

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