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Karen Shatz, PhD

Assistant Professor

PhD, Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University
MSW, Social Work, McGill University
BSW, Social Work, McGill University
BA, Psychology, Concordia University

Karen Shatz is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program of the Adrian Dominican School of Education at Barry University. Dr. Shatz holds a BA in Psychology from Concordia University, a BSW and a MSW in Social Work from McGill University, and a PhD in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She is an AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) Approved Supervisor. Her professional interests include postmodern theory, social constructionism, solution-focused therapy, narrative practices, reflecting teams, qualitative research, and clinical supervision. She has presented numerous professional workshops at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Shatz's research interests include phenomenological experiences of loss, immigration issues in counseling, and postmodern supervision.

Selected Publications

  • Cole, P. M., Demerrit, L. A., Shatz, K., & Sapoznik, M (2001). Getting personal on reflecting teams. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 10(2), 74-87.

Selected Presentations

  • Shatz, K. (2008). The widow who wasn't a bride: A look at the cohabiting loss experience. Workshop presented at the Association for Death Education and Counseling's 2008 convention, Montreal, Canada.
  • Shatz, K. (2007). Cohabiters' grief experiences. Workshop presented at the Florida American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy's 2007 annual convention, Lake Mary, FL.

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