Shannon Martha is a doctoral candidate pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology with an emphasis health emphasis. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Shannon’s primary clinical focus is on suicide, including crisis intervention and prevention. Her experience includes working as a doctoral intern at an in-patient psychiatric hospitals, volunteering as a crisis counselor on various hotlines, and leading risk assessment and safety planning lectures to increase public awareness.
Her research concentrations have focused on depression. Shannon was the first author on “The Interaction Between Gender and Family Structure on Depression”, which was presented at the Western Psychological Association’s 2019 Annual Conference Poster Session. Expanding on this project, she recently concluded her study on “Gender Roles and Coping Style on Masculine Depression in Women”.