Alumni

Catherine Shaw '71

1971-1975:  completed the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX.  At the time, this was a new graduate degree in professional psychology & I was in the first graduating class of ten.  Dr. Lundin wrote my primary letter of recommendation.

1974-1975:  completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX and was the only female in a class of ten.

1975-1983:  continued to serve in the Air Force as the first psychologist and active duty member at Tinker USAF Hospital/Clinic.

1983-2011:  completed my federal career as a VA psychologist at the OKC VA Medical Center with most of my career as the Program Manager in the Substance Abuse Treatment Center.  I also completed the APA certification in substance abuse treatment and served on the faculty of the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.

Other highlights of my professional career:  I participated as a cognitive-behavior therapist in the major NIMH Collaborative Study on the Treatment of Depression.  I have been an active member of our state psychological association, Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA): I have served as president, on the ethics committee, and as membership chair twice.

After retiring from 37 years of federal service, I continue to be involved in OPA, church activities, and volunteer in an inner-city elementary school as a tutor.  I also help my husband with administration of his private psychological practice.  Hobbies include gardening and learning photography. We have one adult daughter who is "almost" on her own.   5/4/14

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