Faculty: Shani Turner, PhD

Shani Turner

Shani Turner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department

Director, African and Caribbean Mental Health Concentration

Director, PATHWAYS Program

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
PhD Clinical Psychology Wichita State University
MA Clinical Psychology Wichita State University
BA Psychology Westfield State College


  • Clinical Practice II
  • Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Introduction to African and Carribean Mental Health
  • Mental Health Disparities: Multicultural and Global Perspectives

Research and Practice Interests

  • Barriers to Clinical Treatment (among minority communities)
  • Health Disparities – urban communities
  • Trauma among children and adolescents (TF-CBT model)
  • Exploring DEI among students and faculty of color
  • African American adolescents and families
  • Practice: Children, Adolescents, Families
  • Trauma, Communities of Color


  • Stonehill College Diversity and Social Justice Award May 2020
  • Stonehill College Faculty Appreciation Award 2018 - 2019
  • McNair Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship Award August 2009
  • Wichita State University, Graduate School Travel Award July 2009
  • McNair Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship Award January 2009
  • 5th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit First Place Winner March 2008
  • Wichita State University Office of Multicultural Affairs Achieving Academic Excellence Award December 2007
  • Wichita State University Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects Symposium First Place Winner April 2007

Publications and Presentations

  • Roberts, S.R., Lewis-Moss, R. K., and Carmack, C. (2011) Positive Youth Development among African American Adolescents: Examining Single Parents as a Factor. Journal of Prevention and Interventions, 39, 310-319.
  • Sly, J., Lewis-Moss, R. K., Roberts, S.R., Lee, F., Wernick, S., and Kirk, C. (2011) Assessing the Health Behaviors of African American Emerging Adults. Journal of Prevention and Interventions.
    Lee, F., Lewis-Moss, R. K., Sly, J., Roberts, S.R., Carmack, C., and Basore, P. (2011) Promoting Positive Youth Development by Examining the Career and Educational Aspirations of African American Males: Implications for Educational Programs. Journal of Prevention and Interventions.
  • Snyder, J., McEachern, A., Schrepferman, L., Just, C., Jenkins, M., Roberts, S.R., and Lofgreen, A. (2010) Contribution of Peer Deviancy Training to the Early Development of Conduct Problems: Mediators and Moderators. Behavior Therapy, 41, 317 – 328.
  • Lewis-Moss, R.K., Paschal, A., Sly, J., Roberts, S.R., and Wernick, S. (2009) Assessing the Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of African American Adolescents Living in the Midwest. American Journal of Health Studies, 24, 240 – 248.
  • Lewis, R.K., Carmack, C.C., Sly, J., Roberts, S.R., and Wilson, K. (2008) Baseline Results of the Self-Reporting Sexual Behaviors of Midwestern African American Adolescents. Journal of Black Studies.

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty, Stonehill College, Clinical Internship in Psychology Course
  • Member, Faculty of Color Association
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, Faculty of Color Association

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stonehill College
  • Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Faculty of Color Association
  • Clinical Psychologist, TJocelyne Counseling and Consulting Clinic, Brockton MA
  • Clinical Psychologist, South End Community Health Center
  • Clinical Psychologist, Uphams Corner Health Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association

Public Service

  • Invited Panelist, Access to and Equity in Hiring, Retention and Promotion, UMass Boston, October 2020
  • Invited Panelist, Raising Multicultural Kids – Easton Presents 13th A Panel Discussion July 2020
  • Invited Speaker, Holistically You Inc. Fireside Chat: Black Woman’s Burnout July 2020
  • Invited Speaker, Real Talk with Dr. Turner June 2020
  • Invited Speaker, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated presents Conversations About Mind, Body, and Soul February 2020
  • The Harvest Celebration presents Harvest Small Groups – Facilitator August 2019