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Shari Steinman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology

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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.Dr. Steinman will not be accepting a graduate student to work with her in the 2023-24 academic year.

Research Interests

Dr. Steinman investigates the mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and uses this knowledge to improve treatment options and outcomes for individuals with anxiety and related disorders. She is particularly interested in evaluating and manipulating cognitive biases and exploring how these biases relate to the onset, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD.


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