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Edward Shafranske Faculty Profile

Edward Shafranske

Professor and PsyD Program Director
Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Edward Shafranske, Ph.D, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology, Muriel Lipsey Chair in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and Director of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. A psychologist and psychoanalyst, he has published widely in the fields of clinical supervision and the applied psychology of religion. His books include: Clinical Supervision: A Competency Based Approach (with C. Falender); Getting the Most Out of Clinical Supervision and Training (with C. Falender) and Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision (with C. Falender) and co-editor of Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency Based Approach (with C. Falender) and Diversity and Multiculturalism in Clinical Supervision: Foundation and Praxis (with C. Falender & C. Falicov). His scholarship in the psychology of religion and spirituality includes: Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology, Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy (edited with L. Sperry) and The APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality (Associate Editor). Dr. Shafranske is a fellow of APA (Div. 12, 29, 36) and the International Psychoanalytical Association, and twice served as president of APA Division 36 and Chair of CPA Division II: Education and Training. He has been recognized for his contributions to the field of psychology by the California Psychological Association. In addition, he is a member of eight editorial boards, including Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Voluntary), School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, and maintains a clinical practice in Irvine, CA.



  • PhD, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
  • PhD, U.S. International University
  • MA, U.S. International University
  • BA, Immaculate Heart College