Shani Turner Shani Turner, PhD


  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
  • Director, African and Caribbean Mental Health Concentration
  • Director, PATHWAYS Program


  • PhD Clinical Psychology - Wichita State University
  • MA Clinical Psychology - Wichita State University
  • BA Psychology - Westfield State College


  • Clinical Practice II
  • Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Introduction to African and Carribean Mental Health
  • Mental Health Disparities: Multicultural & Global Perspectives

Research and Practice Interests

  • Barriers to Clinical Treatment (among minority communities)
  • Health Disparities – urban communities
  • Trauma among children and adolescents (TF-CBT model)
  • Exploring DEI among students and faculty of color
  • African American adolescents and families
  • Practice: Children, Adolescents, Families
  • Trauma, Communities of Color


  • Stonehill College Diversity and Social Justice Award May 2020
  • Stonehill College Faculty Appreciation Award 2018 - 2019
  • McNair Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship Award August 2009
  • Wichita State University, Graduate School Travel Award July 2009
  • McNair Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship Award January 2009
  • 5th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit First Place Winner March 2008
  • Wichita State University Office of Multicultural Affairs Achieving Academic Excellence Award December 2007
  • Wichita State University Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects Symposium First Place Winner April 2007 

Publications and Presentations

Roberts, S.R., Lewis-Moss, R. K., & Carmack, C. (2011) Positive Youth Development among African American Adolescents: Examining Single Parents as a Factor. Journal of Prevention and Interventions, 39, 310-319.

Sly, J., Lewis-Moss, R. K., Roberts, S.R., Lee, F., Wernick, S., & Kirk, C. (2011) Assessing the Health Behaviors of African American Emerging Adults. Journal of Prevention and Interventions.
Lee, F., Lewis-Moss, R. K., Sly, J., Roberts, S.R., Carmack, C., & Basore, P. (2011) Promoting Positive Youth Development by Examining the Career and Educational Aspirations of African American Males: Implications for Educational Programs. Journal of Prevention and Interventions.

Snyder, J., McEachern, A., Schrepferman, L., Just, C., Jenkins, M., Roberts, S.R., and Lofgreen, A. (2010) Contribution of Peer Deviancy Training to the Early Development of Conduct Problems: Mediators and Moderators. Behavior Therapy, 41, 317 – 328.

Lewis-Moss, R.K., Paschal, A., Sly, J., Roberts, S.R., and Wernick, S. (2009) Assessing the Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of African American Adolescents Living in the Midwest. American Journal of Health Studies, 24, 240 – 248.

Lewis, R.K., Carmack, C.C., Sly, J., Roberts, S.R., and Wilson, K. (2008) Baseline Results of the Self-Reporting Sexual Behaviors of Midwestern African American Adolescents. Journal of Black Studies.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Stonehill College, Clinical Internship in Psychology Course
  • Member, Faculty of Color Association
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, Faculty of Color Association 

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stonehill College
  • Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Faculty of Color Association
  • Clinical Psychologist, TJocelyne Counseling and Consulting Clinic, Brockton MA
  • Clinical Psychologist, South End Community Health Center
  • Clinical Psychologist, Uphams Corner Health Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association

Public Service

  • Invited Panelist, Access to and Equity in Hiring, Retention and Promotion, UMass Boston, October 2020
  • Invited Panelist, Raising Multicultural Kids – Easton Presents 13th A Panel Discussion July 2020
  • Invited Speaker, Holistically You Inc. Fireside Chat: Black Woman’s Burnout July 2020
  • Invited Speaker, Real Talk with Dr. Turner June 2020
  • Invited Speaker, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated presents Conversations About Mind, Body, and Soul February 2020
  • The Harvest Celebration presents Harvest Small Groups – Facilitator August 2019