Shoshana Kerewsky

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Dr. Kerewsky has worked at University of Oregon since 1996, and in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department since 2000. She has taught in Clark Honors College since 2017. Her interests include preparing undergraduate and graduate students for applied intervention and counseling careers, professional ethics, human diversity considerations, cross-cultural and international applied psychology, and health/medical psychology. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice with a focus on managing chronic illness and serious medical issues. A past president of the Oregon Psychological Association, OPA Ethics Committee chair, and National Organization for Human Services co-chair, she has helped write and revise state and national licensing/certification exams and ethics codes in her fields.


Psy.D., 1998, Antioch University New England (APA-Accredited)
Major: Clinical Psychology

M.A., 1990, Lesley University
Counseling Psychology, Clinical Track

A.M., 1985, Brown University
Major: Writing

B.A., 1983, Swarthmore College
Major: Linguistics and Psychology

Honors and Awards

2019 Oregon Psychological Association Labby Award [outstanding contributions to the development and advancement of psychology in Oregon]

2018 University of Oregon College of Education Distinguished Diversity Award

2015 American Psychological Association State, Provincial, and Territorial Affairs Award, 2015 SPTA Diversity Award (Div. 31) [awarded to Oregon Psychological Association Diversity Committee]

2014 Center for Credentialing and Education Professional Development Award [to support continuing education attendance]

2014 Oregon Psychological Association Public Education Award [for public education, with emphasis on psychosocial and medical needs in Cambodia]

2014 University of Oregon College of Education Judson and Elise Taylor Fund Award [to support faculty-led travel to India]

2013 APAGS Award for Outstanding State, Provincial, and Territorial Association of the Year [Awarded to Oregon Psychological Association]

2012 Council on International Educational Exchange Ping Award [supported participation in International Faculty Development Seminar in Botswana]

2012 University of Oregon Office of International Affairs Grant [supported participation in International Faculty Development Seminar in Botswana]

2010 National Organization for Human Services Service Award

2009 National Organization for Human Services President’s Award [awarded to Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department]

2008 University of Oregon College of Education Baney Fund Award[supported professional travel to Mexico with College of Education faculty-staff group]

2008 National Organization for Human Services, Research Grant Award

2007 Inductee, Tau Upsilon Alpha National Human Services Honor Society

2007 Certificate of Appreciation, National Organization for Human Services

2007 APAGS Department of the Year, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

2007 University of Oregon College of Education Foreign Travel Grant Award[supported professional travel to Vietnam and Cambodia] 

2006 University of Oregon College of Education Foreign Travel Grant Award[supported professional travel to Vietnam and Cambodia] 

2005 Psychologist of the Year Award [co-recipient], Lane County Psychologists’ Association

2004 Commitment to Community Faculty/Staff Award, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Educational and Support Services, University of Oregon

2002 Commitment to Community Faculty/Staff Award, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Educational and Support Services, University of Oregon

2001 Suinn Minority Achievement Award [awarded to Counseling Psychology program], Office of Minority Affairs, American Psychological Association

2001 Weaving New Beginnings Program Award [co-recipient], for contributions to enhancing attention to human diversity and increasing the diversity of the University of Oregon campus, Associated Students of University of Oregon and UO Office of Multicultural Affairs


Kerewsky, S. D. (March, 2019). Finding your career in human services. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Chappell Belcher, D., & Kerewsky, S. D. (2018). [Review of Dictionary of Counseling and Human Services]. Journal of Human Services, 38, 101-102.

Kerewsky, S. D., & Chappell Belcher, D. (2018). A game-based teaching strategy using Dictionary of Counseling and Human Services. Journal of Human Services, 38,103-106. 

Kerewsky, S. D. (Ed.). (2016). Fitness for the human services profession: Preliminary explorations [edited monograph]. Alexandria, VA: Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

Kerewsky, S. D., D. Combs, J. Gotlib, & N. Mather. (under contract). LGBT couple enrichment [revision]. In M. Murphy and R. Harvey (Eds.), Handbook of LGBTQ-affirmative couple and family therapy (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Chronister, K. M., South, K., Chitkara-Barry, A., Nagra, H., Reichard, A., & Kerewsky, S. D. (2018). Ethics and clients who have experienced sexual trauma and intimate partner violence. In M. Leach & E. Welfel (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of applied psychological ethics (pp. 178-196)Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316417287.010

Kerewsky, S. D. (2017). Introduction to responsible travel. In P. N. Mayeda & Friendship with Cambodia, Responsible travel guide Cambodia: Improving lives through thoughtful travel choices (2nd ed.)(pp. 1-5). Eugene, OR: Wild Iris.