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Shari Steinman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology; Director of Clinical Training; Coordinator of Clinical Program

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Shari A. Steinman received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 2014. She completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Institute of Living, and completed post-doctoral work and held an Assistant Professor position at New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. She joined the WVU faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2016 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 2022. She currently serves the department as Directior of Clinical Training. Dr. Steinman will be accepting a graduate student to work with her in the 2024-25 academic year.

Research Interests

Dr. Steinman's research focuses on the mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (e.g., cognitive bias, intolerance of uncertainty) and perinatal mental health (e.g., how to prevent postpartum anxiety; mental health following pregnancy loss). She is particularly interested in developing and testing novel interventions for anxiety and related disorders.


  • Psychology 281 – Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 651-Behavior Pathology
  • Psychology 660-Clinical Practicum
  • Psychology 652-Clinical Interviewing