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Shamir Ally Khan

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Shamir Ally Khan, Ph.D. has taught the Ethical and Professional Issues course for first year doctoral students in the clinical psychology program for six years and has previously taught an ethics seminar in the internship program at Coler-Golwater for two years. 

Dr. Khan, a licensed psychologist, works across the fields of psychology and education. In his clinical practice for adolescents, adults, couples and families, Dr. Khan primarily works with underserved/ underrepresented mental health populations (e.g., South Asians, Asians, Muslims, Arabs, Caribbean groups, men of color, etc.) and members of the United Nations, diplomatic, and international communities.  In the field of education, he founded the NYC Private Schools Blog (2008), a resource that provides 2000+ posts on 800+ NYC pre-K-12 religious, independent, and private schools and co-founded the Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] (2011), a nonprofit that helps parents further understand their child's cognitive, social & emotional development.  Dr. Khan is a Board member of the South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS), a co-convener of the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium and the NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A'Fair, and an advisor to Manhattan Media's Blackboard Awards and the Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Discover Your Passion Competition. He has co-authored peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Schizophrenia Research & Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and has been quoted in publications such as The New York TimesAM New YorkNew York Family Magazine, and The New York Observer's Scooter Magazine. Dr. Khan earned his B.A. from Haverford College, M.S. from Teachers College, Ph.D. from Columbia University, and completed his internship and postdoc through Columbia University Medical Center/NYSPI. He holds a post-graduate certificate from NYU's International Trauma Studies Program and was a fully-funded Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996-97). Originally from South America, and having lived in the Caribbean and Middle East, he was one of the recipients of the Global Citizens Award from Orphans International Worldwide in 2010, which honors individuals who personify global citizenship in their leadership in helping humanity. 

CCPX 5030: Ethical and professional issues in clinical psychology

Limited to doctoral students in clinical psychology. Orientation to program and field; ethical and professional issues.