Dr. Lamise Shawahin

  Assistant Professor
  708-534-3149ext. 3149
  Office Location: G388
  Office Hours: Tue 9 - 10 a.m. & 3 - 4:30 p.m.
                        Wed 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  College: CEHD

Division of Psyc and Counseling



Multicultural Psychology
Health Psychology



Dr. Lamise Shawahin is the Program Coordinator for the MA in Psychology and an assistant professor at Governors State University. She earned her PhD from an APA accredited Counseling Psychology program at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She completed her pre doctoral internship at Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center and post doctoral fellowship at Edward Hines Jr VA Medical Center.

Dr. Shawahin's research interests center on better understanding the health and wellbeing of minoritized communities. Her clinical interests are in behavioral health interventions, integrative care, group psychotherapy, and time-limited psychotherapy. She operates from a third wave cognitive-behavioral lens using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes) informed by interpersonal process (Teyber & McClure) and feminist psychotherapy.



Saban, K. L., Motley, D., Shawahin, L., Mathews, H. L., Tell, D., De La Pena, P., & Janusek, L. W. (2021). Preliminary evidence for a race-based stress reduction intervention for Black women at risk for cardiovascular disease. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 58, 102710.

Conway-Phillips, R., Dagadu, H., Motley, D., Shawahin, L., Janusek, L. W., Klonowski, S., & Saban, K. L. (2020). Qualitative evidence for Resilience, Stress, and Ethnicity (RiSE): A program to address race-based stress among Black women at risk for cardiovascular disease. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 48, 102277.

Carlson, M., Endlsey, M., Motley, D., Shawahin, L. N., & Williams, M. T. (2018). Addressing the impact of racism on veterans of color: A race-based stress and trauma intervention. Psychology of violence, 8(6), 748.

DeBlaere, C., Singh, A. A., Wilcox, M. M., Cokley, K. O., Delgado-Romero, E. A., Scalise, D. A., & Shawahin, L. (2019). Social justice in counseling psychology: Then, now, and looking forward. The Counseling Psychologist, 47(6), 938-962.