Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Phone: 408-554-4436
Location: Loyola Hall
Room number: 140 E

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling Psychology

Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.  Dr. Shapiro's clinical work and research focus on the applications of mindfulness to help develop greater health and well being from the individual to the global level. Dr. Shapiro graduating summa cum laude from Duke University and received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona, where she served as adjunct faculty for Andrew Weil's Center for Integrative Medicine. With 20 years of meditation experience studying in Thailand and Nepal, as well as in the West, Dr. Shapiro brings an embodied sense of mindfulness to her academic work.  She has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness training across a wide range of populations and has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to co-authoring the critically acclaimed professional text, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, with a forward by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education in the area of mindfulness and psychotherapy. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Dean Ornish's Preventive Medicine Institute, Nueva Innovative Learning, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, Beijing, China, Her work has been featured in the American Psychology Monitor, Wired Magazine, USA Today, Oxygen, The Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist.

Shauna is coauthor, with Chris White, of Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Shauna is coauthor, with Linda E. Carlson, of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions

Dan Siegel, M.D. "Imagine the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection, and the effectiveness of years of practical clinical application rolled into one easily accessible, joy to read book...The wealth of the ideas and practices presented in this illuminating work will be of benefit to educators and professionals in a range of fields as well as to the general reader who welcomes a new way of living that has the power to transform our individual and collective lives."


Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. "A brilliant and clear summary of the whole field of mindfulness research and clinical application"

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.  "This volume will become an important and inspiring resource for those already practicing in this area and for those who are increasing drawn to mindfulness?It will no doubt significantly contribute to the development of the field and help many professionals drawn to integrate mindfulness into their work..."

Zindel Segal, Ph.D. "The relevance of mindfulness for both clients and therapists has often been proclaimed, but rarely presented with such passion and rigor. The Art and Science of Mindfulness is a wonderful exposition of how awareness, presence and intention can be elemental in constructing an effective context for healing and self-care."

Watch a video of Shauna Shapiro on Mindfulness in Copenhagen 11 Sept 2012


Shauna Shapiro's CV