Stephen Shirk


  • Faculty
  • Department of Psychology

Professional Biography

I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research in 1983. I completed predoctoral and post-doctoral clinical training through Harvard Medical School. I was first appointed at the University of Denver in 1987 as the Director of the Child Study Center, was promoted to assistant professor in 1995, received tenure in 1997, and was promoted to full professor in 2003. I received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the University in 2009. I served as the President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association in 2005. My research addresses the development and evaluation of psychological treatments for children and adolescents, primarily for depression. This work has been supported by funding from the National Institue of Mental Health since 2000. I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. I am actively involved with teaching in our doctoral training program in clinical child psychology


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, New School for Social Research, 1983

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Psychologist