Ashley M. Shaw, Ph.D.

Ashley M. Shaw, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Director of MINT Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Program, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Professional Biography

Dr. Shaw is a Clinical Assistant Professor, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and the Clinical Director of the MINT Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Program within the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at Florida International University. Dr. Shaw has extensive clinical training in cognitive and behavioral treatments for children and adults, with a special emphasis on emotional disorders (including anxiety, mood, and obsessive-compulsive disorders) in adolescents. Her research interests are focused on modifiable emotional vulnerabilities for emotional disorders and dissemination of transdiagnostic evidence-based treatments for emotional disorders.

Dr. Shaw received her B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and went on to receive her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in adults from University of Miami. Dr. Shaw completed her clinical psychology internship training in the cognitive-behavior therapy elective at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she co-led a DBT skills group. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the child division at the University of Miami. Dr. Shaw also completed an intensive training in DBT-A by Drs. Jill Rathus, Alec Miller, and Marsha Linehan via Psychwire. Her current role at MINT includes (1) directing the clinical operations and supervising student trainees within the MINT DBT-A Programs, (2) providing clinical services for adolescents with emotional disorders, (3) conducting nationwide trainings to mental health clinicians on post-disaster interventions as part of Dr. Comer’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)-funded project “The Network for Enhancing Wellness in Disaster-Affected Youth (NEW DAY),” and (4) serving as the Associate Chair of the Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health conference.



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Shaw, A. M. & Halliday, E. R. (in press). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tic Disorder/Tourette’s. In J. Ehrenreich-May & S. Kennedy (Eds). Applications of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Oxford University Press.

Shaw, A. M., Brown, R. L., Mora Ringle, V. A., & Cobham, V. E. (in press). Community Mental Health Delivery. In J. Ehrenreich-May & S. Kennedy (Eds). Applications of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Oxford University Press.

Shaw, A. M., Halliday, E. R., Tonarely, N. A., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2021). Relationship of affect intolerance to internalizing symptoms in youth. Journal of Affective Disorders, 280, 34-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.048

Shaw, A. M., Halliday, E. R., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2020). The effect of transdiagnostic emotion-focused treatment on obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 26. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100552

Tonarely, N. A., Hirlemann, A., Shaw, A. M., Ginsburg, G. S., Jensen-Doss, A., LoCurto, J., Souer, H., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2020). Validation and Clinical Correlates of the Behavioral Indicator of Resiliency to Distress Task (BIRD) in a University- and Community-Based Sample of Youth with Emotional Disorders. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 42. doi: 10.1007/s10862-020-09830-7

Tonarely, N. A., Sherman, J. A., Grossman, R. A., Shaw, A. M., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2020). Neuroticism as an underlying construct in youth emotional disorders. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 84, doi: 10.1521/bumc.2020.84.3.214

Jensen-Doss, A., Smith, A. M., Walsh, L. M., Mora Ringle, V., Shaw, A. M., Casline, E., Patel, Z., Hanson, R., & Webster, R. (2019). Preaching to the choir? Predictors of engagement in a community-based learning collaborative. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00985-4

Hana, L. M, Cepeda, S. L., Christian, C. C., Schneider, S. C., Shaw, A. M., Ehrenreich-May, J., Salloum, A., Williams, L., Shah, A. A., and Storch, E. A. (2019). Project Reach: Implementation of evidence-based psychotherapy within integrated healthcare for Hurricane Harvey affected individuals. Journal of Family Strengths, 19.

Berman, N., Shaw, A. M., & Wilhelm, S. (2018). Emotion regulation in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder: Unique effects for those with “taboo thoughts.” Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42, 674-685.

Berman, N., Shaw, A. M., Curley, E. E., & Wilhelm, S. (2018). Emotion regulation and obsessive-compulsive phenomena in youth. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 19, 44-49.

Shaw, A. M., Carbonella, J. Y., Arditte Hall, K. A., & Timpano, K. R. (2017). Obsessive-compulsive and depressive symptoms: The role of depressive cognitive styles. Journal of Psychology, 151, 532-546.

Shaw, A. M., Arditte Hall, K. A., Rosenfield, E., & Timpano, K. R. (2016). Body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and risk for suicide: The role of depression. Body Image, 19, 169-174.

Shaw, A. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2016). An experimental investigation of the effect of stress on saving and acquiring behavioral tendencies: The role of distress tolerance and negative urgency. Behavior Therapy, 47, 116-129.

Arditte, K. A., Shaw, A. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2016). Repetitive negative thinking: A transdiagnostic correlate of affective disorders. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 181-201.

Shaw, A. M., Timpano, K. R., Steketee, G. S., Tolin, D. F., & Frost, R. O. (2015). Hoarding and emotional reactivity: The link between negative emotional reactions and hoarding symptomatology. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 63, 84-90.

Shaw, A. M., Llabre, M. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2015). Affect intolerance and hoarding symptoms: A structural equation modeling approach. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 8, 1-17.

Shaw, A. M., Timpano, K. R., Tran, T. B., & Joormann, J. (2015). Correlates of Facebook usage patterns: The relationship between passive Facebook use, social anxiety, and brooding. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 575-580.

Shaw, A. M., Witcraft, S. M., & Timpano, K. R. (2015). The relationship between traumatic life events and hoarding symptoms: A multi-method approach. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 45, 1-11.