Dr. Shawn Patrick, NCC, LCPC, is a Core Faculty member and the Director of CES Fieldwork in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Antioch University Seattle. Her clinical expertise is in narrative therapy and couples work; her scholarship focuses on examining conflict, power, and privilege in complex social systems. With experience in film, photography, and writing, her current projects include examining relationships between creativity, counselor development, and multicultural counseling competence.
Dr. P never knew what she wanted to be when growing up and is still pursuing that question. Her career highlights include obtaining her Black Belt in martial arts, writing and directing a documentary film, and completing her dissertation. A staunch introvert, Dr. P does take great interest in everyone she meets and believes everyone has many stories to tell. She enjoys writing and pursuing all kinds of ideas through research.
She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of academic settings, including public state institutions and private universities. She has been a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Texas and currently holds her LCPC in Illinois. She has served academic programs in multiple ways, from participating in admissions, hiring, and personnel committees to holding the roles of CACREP liaison, Program Track Lead, and Program Director, to being elected to Faculty Senate. As a result of these experiences, she has developed a strong interest in actively supporting and mentoring new faculty along with deconstructing the potentially oppressive norms and dynamics embedded within our institutions. She also highly encourages anyone seeking a career in academia to actively nurture their sense of humor.