Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Phone: 408-554-4436
Location: Guadalupe Hall

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling Psychology

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. With twenty years of meditation experience studying in Thailand and Nepal, as well as in the West, Shapiro brings an embodied sense of mindfulness to her scientific work. She has published over 100 journal articles and chapters, and coauthored the critically acclaimed book, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, as well as her newest book, Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education, as well as a Contemplative Practice fellow of the Mind and Life Institute co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Her work has been featured in Wired, 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 Meditation and the Brain

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

Shauna Shapiro's CV