Dr. Shane Owens
After graduating from Drew University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and philosophy, Dr. Owens earned his Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. He is licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York and is board-certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is also registered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
In his private practice, Dr. Owens focuses on the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents, college students, and emerging adults. In addition, Dr. Owens is the assistant director of a local college psychological counseling clinic. There he has honed his skills in training other psychologists, in managing large caseloads and professional staff, and in crisis preparation and management, including workplace violence prevention. His work on campus has been presented at numerous local, regional, and national conferences.
Dr. Owens routinely presents papers and provides workshops devoted to suicide assessment and prevention. He is an expert in training other mental health and healthcare professionals in the recognition of and response to suicidal threats. In addition, he has turned his attention to helping organizations to prepare for and mitigate the effects of suicidal and other problematic behaviors in the workplace. He has served on the faculties of Hofstra University, St. John's University, and Queensborough Community College and has been an adjunct clinical supervisor for the LIU Post Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Owens is a member and leader of many professional organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is the Past President of the Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA). He is also a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American College Health Association (ACHA).
Work by Dr. Owens has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Aggressive Behavior, The Times Union, and Family Doctor. In addition, he has been quoted on Forbes.com, Healthine.com, in Scientific American Mind, Newsday, Long Island Business News, The Reading Eagle, Ophthalmology Management, and Review of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Owens was a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from NYSPA in 2013 and is the 2014 SCPA Psychologist of the Year.