Christopher Sheppard is a postdoctoral fellow and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. His chief interest is the treatment and research of trauma spectrum disorders. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, assisted living, and inpatient settings with military, community mental health, homeless, and geriatric populations.
He was recognized by the American Red Cross and the U.S. Army Volunteer Corps for his service to a military intensive outpatient program (IOP) treating high-risk active duty service members. He served the chief of this program in support of the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General’s expansion of IOPs across numerous military installations and branches. He was recognized in his predoctoral internship as the chief intern of his cohort for demonstrating excellence in clinical service and professionalism.
Dr. Sheppard is trained in dialectic behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. He has conducted research on topics related to burdensomeness, suicidality, distress tolerance, tension reduction, provider attitudes, cannabis use, pain, and anxiety.