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Paul Shawler

Paul Shawler, Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Shawler specializes in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and joined the Clinical Psychology faculty in 2022. In addition to teaching and supervising within the Clinical Psychology program, he serves the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at SIU-C as the Supervising Clinical Psychologist where he oversees and conducts Autism screenings and diagnostic services and supervises graduate students. Dr. Shawler is part time at SIU-C and owns a local independent clinical psychology practice, Shawler Psychology, PLLC.

Prior to relocating to Southern Illinois, Dr. Shawler served as the Chief Psychologist for Oklahoma's state-wide juvenile justice agency, the Office of Juvenile Affairs. He held a simultaneous appointment as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and had an adjunct appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the College of Medicine. Additionally, he served 14 years in the Army National Guard achieving the rank of Major before deciding to leave the military to focus on his family and civilian career.

Dr. Shawler consults and trains nationally for a variety of organizations serving youth and families. He has published numerous peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals. He has particular interest in dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments and policy aimed at improving the lives of children and families. His clinical skills are diverse with specialization in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, behavioral conditions, and autism. In addition to direct service, he frequently provides expert forensic psychological services in criminal, juvenile, family, and civil court.

Dr. Shawler teaches graduate courses in cognitive and achievement assessment, advanced assessment, and serves as a practicum supervisor. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Educational History

  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Representative Publications & Presentations:

SIU Psychology Paul Shawler

Office: Life Science II, 271E
Phone: 618-539-2155
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