David Shen-Miller, PhD



Dr. Shen-Miller is a core faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology. He teaches a variety of courses in the department, serves as a clinical supervisor for counseling at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and conducts research on trainee and practitioner competence, colleague assistance and men’s health.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Shen-Miller's clinical interests include men’s health, anxiety and mood disorders, existential issues, working with intersections of identity and mental health, racial and ethnic identity development, and other aspects of multicultural counseling. He is also very interested in organizational health and the reciprocal influences of health between organizations and the individuals who comprise them.

Healing Philosophy:

Dr. Shen-Miller conceptualizes and conducts his clinical practice and research within an ecological framework, with a strong focus on mind-body connection, self-care and overall health.

Past Experience:

After completing his PhD program, Dr. Shen-Miller was a core faculty member in the counseling psychology PhD program at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of APA’s Workgroup on Trainees with Competence Problems since 2006, and a member of APA’s Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance since 2013. He is past-chair for the Supervision and Training Section for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA).

During his doctoral studies, Dr. Shen-Miller was the Director of the University of Oregon Men’s Center, an organization dedicated to helping men lead healthy lives. He has continued to be involved in this work as a clinician, researcher and consultant, and has had several stints as a mental health professional on the radio in 2001-2002 and again in 2009-2011.

Education & Affiliations:
  • BA in Anthropology (University of Massachusetts, 1994)
  • BA in Social Thought and Political Economy (University of Massachusetts, 1994)
  • MSSW in social work (University of Texas, 2002)
  • PhD in counseling psychology (University of Oregon, 2008)
  • APA Internship in counseling psychology (University Counseling Service, University of Iowa, 2007-2008)