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Edward Shearin

Professor

Office

703-526-5811
eshearin@argosy.edu

Education

  • B.A. Psychology, San Francisco State University, 1981.
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 1990.

Biography

Dr. Shearin is a Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Shearin's research interests include personality disorders, eating disorders, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and psychotherapy process. He has taught numerous Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) workshops as well as published several journal articles and book chapters on DBT and related topics. Dr. Shearin has consulted extensively at state and local levels on the treatment of borderline personality disorder. He currently consults as a senior trainer for Behavioral Tech, LLC, a disseminator of DBT and other evidenced-based treatments to mental health service delivery organizations. In addition, he is active at state and federal levels in advocacy for improved access to mental health services, especially for underserved populations. He is currently the Federal Advocacy Coordinator for the Maryland Psychological Association. Dr. Shearin began his work in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and severe psychopathology with graduate training at the University of Washington under Dr. Marsha Linehan. He then spent five years at the New York Hospital -- Cornell Medical Center, first as a National Institute of Mental Health funded postdoctoral researcher and then as an instructor for the medical school and Senior Psychologist on a DBT inpatient unit. Dr. Shearin is a licensed psychologist in New York and Maryland. His professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Expertise

  • Personality Disorder.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Statistics and Research Methodology.

Selected Publications

  • Shearin, E. N. (2010). Psychology's problem with speaking up: An invitation from a public health advocate. The Maryland Psychologist, 55, 11-12.
  • Shachnow, J., Clarkin, J. F., DiPalma, C. S., Thurston, F., Hull, J. W., & Shearin, E. N. (1997). Biparental psychopathology and borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry, 60, 171-181.
  • Kemperman, I., Russ, M. J., & Shearin, E. N. (1997). Self-injurious behavior and mood regulation in borderline patients. Journal of Personality Disorders, 11, 146-157.
  • Shearin, E. N., Russ, M. J., Hull, J. W., Clarkin, J. F., & Smith, G. P. (1994). Construct validity of the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire: Flexible and rigid control subscales. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 16, 187-198.
  • Shearin, E. N., Russ, M. J., Hull, J. W., Clarkin, J. F., & Smith, G. P. (1994). Construct validity of the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire: Flexible and rigid control subscales. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 16, 187-198.
  • Russ, M. J., Shearin, E. N., Clarkin, J. F., Harrison, K., & Hull, J. W. (1993). Subtypes of self-injurious borderline patients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 1869-1871.
  • Shearin, E. N., & Linehan, M. M. (1993). Dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder: Treatment goals, strategies, and empirical support. In J. Paris (Ed.), Borderline personality disorder: Etiology and treatment (pp. 285-318). American Psychiatric Press.
  • Shearin, E. N., & Linehan, M. M. (1992). Patient-therapist ratings and relationship to progress in dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder. Behavior Therapy, 23, 730-741.
  • Sarason, B. R., Pierce, G. R., Shearin, E. N., Sarason, I. G., & Waltz, J. A. (1991). Perceived social support and working models of self and actual others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 273-287.
  • Shearin, E. N., & Linehan, M. M. (1989). Dialectics and behavior therapy: A meta-paradoxical approach to the treatment of borderline personality disorder. In L. M. Ascher (Ed.), Therapeutic paradox (pp. 255-288). New York: Guilford.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Divisions 12, 45, & 50.
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
  • Association for Psychological Science.
  • Maryland Psychological Association.

Presentations

  • Alvarado, P. A., Shearin, E. N., & Sexton, J. (2011, May). The effects of integrating mindfulness in cultural sensitivity training, on the development of sociocultural empathy. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Washington, DC.
  • • Shearin, E. N. (2001, November). Dialectical behavior therapy adapted for the treatment of partner-violent men. Roundtable (with J. H. Rathus, Moderator; L. A. Bakry-Becker, N. Cavuoto, A. E. Fruzzetti, & C. M. Murphy, Panelists) presented at the annual convention of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia.
  • Shearin, E. N. (2000, November). DBT related treatment for batterers. Roundtable presented (with L. A. Bakry-Becker) at the annual convention of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, New Orleans.
  • Shearin, E. N. (1999, April). Integration of dialectical behavior therapy and feminist theory for the treatment of domestic violence. In L. A. Bakry-Becker (Chair) & B. E. Wolfe (Discussant), An integrative treatment for court-ordered male spouse abusers: Using dialectical behavioral therapy within a feminist theoretical framework. Symposium conducted at the annual convention of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Miami.
  • Shearin, E. N., Russ, M. J., & Clarkin, J. F. (1994, November). Effect of meal type on food consumption, mood, and binge-purge ratings. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, San Diego.

Selected Lectures

  • Shearin, E. N. (2011). Dialectical Behavior Therapy Applications. Workshops presented to Integrated Clinical Concepts, Herndon, VA.
  • Shearin, E. N. (2008). Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Continuing Education Workshop presented for the George Mason University Counseling Center, Fairfax, VA.
  • Shearin, E. N. (2008). Mindfulness in CBT. Workshop presented for the American School of Professional Psychology Continuing Education Program, Arlington, VA.
  • Shearin, E. N. (2008). An introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Continuing Education Workshop presented for Jewish Family Services, Baltimore, MD.
  • Shearin, E. N. (2008). Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Workshop presented for the Spring Conference of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland, Columbia, MD.