Noel Shadowen, Ph.D.
Dr. Shadowen received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, her doctoral degree from the University of Delaware, and completed an APA-accredited internship at the VA Maryland HCS/University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her clinical training involved working across a variety of settings and interdisciplinary teams, including outpatient mental health settings and academic medical centers. Dr. Shadowen’s clinical interests include the treatment of trauma in children and adolescents, anxiety and mood disorders, and identity-focused work.
Dr. Shadowen joined the La Salle University faculty in 2020. She teaches primarily in the PsyD program and supervises a team at the La Salle University training clinic that focuses on childhood anxiety disorders and trauma. Dr. Shadowen’s recent research has focused on the development and evaluation of a resilience program for trauma-exposed children in Tamil Nadu, India, and examining the trajectories of change in an early intervention program for youth who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Her current research interests also include issues around LGBTQ+ mental health and understanding the best ways to implement evidence-based services with youth in community settings.
Outside of work, Dr. Shadowen enjoys travel, cooking, training rescue dogs, and spending time in the parks in and around Philadelphia.
Areas of Expertise
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma
- International student mental health
- Community-based participatory action research
- Implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices with youth
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Center for Training, Evaluation, and Community Collaboration (C-TECC), University of Delaware
- Ph.D. & M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware
- M.A., International Development, The George Washington University
- B.A., Psychology, Villanova University
PSY707: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
PSY788: Practicum Seminar II
Shadowen, N.L., Guerra, N.G., Beveridge, R., & McCoy, E. (2020). A resilient research approach: Using community-based participatory action research in a rural area of India. Journal of Community Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22429
Shadowen, N.L., Williamson, A., Guerra, N.G. Ammigan, R., & Drexler, M. (2019) Prevalence and Correlates of Depressive Symptoms Among International Students: Implications for University Support Offices. Journal of International Students, 9 (1), 130-149. doi: 10.32674/jis.v9i1.277
Shadowen, N.L., Guerra, N.G., Reyes, G.R., & Serrano-Berthet, R. (2017) Community Readiness for Youth Violence Prevention: A Comparative Study in the U.S. and Bolivia. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 12 (2), 117-129. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2017.1286423
Shadowen, N.L., Chieffo, L.P., & Guerra, N.G. (2015). The Global Engagement Measurement Scale: (GEMS): A new scale for assessing the impact of education abroad and campus internationalization. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 26, 231-247.
Shadowen, N.L. (2015). Youth as Surveyors and Participants: Engaging Marginalized Voices in Rural India. In Bastien, S. & Homarsdottir, H.B. (Eds.), Youth at the Margins: Experiences from Engaging Youth in Research Worldwide. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
Shadowen, N.L. & Guerra, N.G. (2019, November) School Based Trauma and Resilience Research in Tamil Nadu, India. Poster session for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Boston, MA.
Shadowen, N.L. (2019, September). Evaluating a state-wide early psychosis intervention. Research presentation to the University of Delaware Clinical Science Department.
Shadowen, N.L., Vivrette, R., & Kiser, L. (2018, November). Understanding the long-term impacts of childhood and adult trauma on adult functioning in a sample of high-risk Baltimore mothers. Poster session for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Washington, D.C.
Shadowen, N.L. & Guerra, N.G. (2017, April). Mediation models of trauma and negative outcomes for youth in India. Poster Session for the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.
O’Brien, F. & Shadowen, N.L. (2014, May). Predicting success and broad psychosocial and adjustment outcomes among international students. Poster session for the NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
Shadowen, N. L., Williamson, A. A., Kang, T.A., & Guerra, N. G. (2013, November). Identifying internalizing symptoms among Asian international students. Poster session for the 47th Annual Convention for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
Williamson, A. A., Shadowen, N.L., Knox, L., & Guerra, N. G. (2013, April). Parent training for immigrant Latina mothers: A randomized controlled trial of the Madres a Madres program. Paper Session for the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Society for the Teaching of Psychology