Shahana Koslofsky, PhD

Associate Professor, PsyD Clinical Program
UC Box: 
HPC 2 291

Roles and Interests

Clinical Supervisor for practicum students at the Pacific Psychology Clinic conducting psychotherapy from an integrative relational perspective

Core Faculty, Latino Bilingual Track,

Instructor: Interprofessional Competence Course

Clinical and scholarly interests: Diversity and cultural competence, Latino psychology, HIV/AIDS, Attachment and relational psychotherapy

Other professional roles and responsibilities: Maintain bilingual independent practice working with individuals, couples, and families; President Elect for the Oregon Psychological Association


PhD, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 2001, Counseling Psychology

BA, Bates College, Lewiston ME, 1993, Women’s Studies

Predoctoral APA approved Internship in Clinical Psychology

Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2000- 2001

Licenses and Awards

Licensed as a psychologist in California (since 2002) and Oregon (since 2007)

Minority Fellowship Program Fellow, HIV/AIDS research training 1998-2000

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Bilingual child psychologist for children aged 5-18 and their families and bilingual adult psychologist for individuals and couples 18 and over in community mental health, independent practice, and hospital based settings.

Intern Supervisor for APA approved internship in clinical psychology

Core Faculty, Pacific University

Professional Membership

American Psychological Association (APA)

Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)

President Elect 2015-present

Board Member, 2012-present

Selected Presentations

Bennasar, M., Gallardo, M., Koslofsky, S., & Zuniga, R. (2014). Meeting Latinas/os’ individual and communal mental health needs through clinical training programs. Roundtable presented at the biennial meeting of the National Latino Psychological Association. Albuquerque, NM.

Koslofsky, S., & Zuniga, R.; (2014). Interprofessional training: Preparing psychology students for the changing health care market. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Koslofsky, S. Binkley, J. Chapman, N., Lasakris, H., & Sosa, D. (2014). Cultural adaptations in clinical practice: Case examples when working with low income Latinas of Mexican descent. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Division 45 – Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues Research Conference. Eugene, OR.

Duran, E. (2013). Toward a new view of intergenerational trauma. Invited to participate as a panelmember in this full day workshop led by Dr. Eduardo Duran. Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

Koslofsky, S., & Zearly, K (2012). Staying relevant: What’s new on acculturation, immigration, and linguistics in clinical practice. Presentation at the annual conference of the Oregon Counseling Association. Portland, OR.

Koslofsky, S. ( 2012). Managing your HIV/AIDS patient in crisis; The grey zone. Presentation delivered to HIV/AIDS community organizations.

Koslofsky, S. ( 2011). HIV/AIDS: The basics: What you need to know for your clinical practice. Presentation delivered to psychology graduate students at the Pacific Psychology Clinic.

Koslofsky, S. (2011). Culturally competent treatment: How do I do it? Presentation delivered to psychology graduate students at Pacific University.

Koslofsky, S. (2011), Ethical decision making in a diverse world: A co-presentation of the OPA Ethics and Diversity Committees. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Oregon Psychological Association, Eugene, OR.

Koslofsky, S. (2010). Working with Latino families: The clinical interview. Presentation delivered to psychology graduate students at Pacific University as part of a course entitled Assessment with Latino Clients. 

Selected Publications

Koslofsky, S. (2015). Multicultural counseling. In J. Bennet (Ed). The sage encyclopedia of intercultural competence.

Koslofsky, S. (2013). Why does diversity matter? The Oregon Psychologist: Newsletter for the Oregon Psychological Association. 32(4), pp. 9-11.