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Jenelle Shanley Chatham

Associate Professor    Associate Director of Training, National SafeCare Training and Research Center    

Ph.D., 2008, Central Michigan University, Clinical Psychology
M.A., 2006, Central Michigan University, Clinical Psychology
B.S., 2000, University of Washington, Psychology


Evidence-based parent training programs; SafeCare; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Child Maltreatment; Clinical Psychology; Implementation Science; Dissemination; Training, Program and Curriculum Development


Shanley Chatham Curriculum Vitae

Jenelle R. Shanley Chatham, Ph.D. is Associate Director of Training in the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), which is housed in the Mark Chaffin Center for Health Development in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, where she oversees the training and implementation of SafeCare. Dr. Shanley Chatham supervises NSTRC Trainers who conduct training nationally and internationally. She also manages the revisions and enhancements of SafeCare training and implementation efforts. Within Georgia State, she holds an Associate Professor position in the School of Public Health.

Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia State, Dr. Shanley Chatham received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2008, specializing in child clinical psychology. She completed her postdoctoral training through the APA accredited program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Broadly, her research interests encompass parenting young children and the prevention and treatment of disruptive behaviors and child physical abuse. Specifically, Dr. Shanley is interested in how to effectively disseminate evidence-based programs and enhancing parenting training programs to promote healthy child development. She has published several articles and presented at several professional conferences on parenting and child maltreatment.


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