Sylvie Shuttleworth


Sylvie Shuttleworth, PhD

Department of Counseling and Health Psychology

School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences

San Diego

Sylvie P. Shuttleworth is a Full Professor in the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology, the Chair of the Counseling and Health Psychology Department, and Program Director and Director of Clinical Training of the Masters in Counseling Psychology Program. Dr. Shuttleworth believes that learning is a commitment to our personal and professional development. The educational space that we create welcomes experiences, ideas, questions, and challenges as part of our shared evolution as competent practitioners. Questions and opinions that are rooted in the search for knowledge, understanding, and the acquisition of skills to support your work are highly encouraged.



Dr. Shuttleworth received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. She has served as a therapist at San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, and also the Preuss School at the University of California San Diego campus. She has worked with autistic children and their families in home-based intervention programs, in inpatient settings for adults in psychiatric crisis, and in specialized school settings for children and adolescents with social and emotional struggles. Dr. Shuttleworth has been teaching graduate and undergraduate psychology courses since 1999. She has done research and published in the area of attachment style, coping strategies, healthy relationships, ethical and legal issues, motivational interviewing, and supervisory experience. Dr. Shuttleworth also has a private practice. Dr. Shuttleworth’s family are immigrants to the United States and Portuguese is her first language.

Awards & Honours

Chrysalis Award for Transformative Service, Bastyr University, December 2016

Professional affiliations

American Psychological Association, elected to Member status in September 2007

Research highlights

  • Shuttleworth, S., (2022). Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice.
  • Presented at the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians PsychANP 2022 Conference.
  • Panel Speaker, October 22, 2022.;Bucky, S., Shuttleworth, S., Stolberg, R., & Leatherberry, D. (2021).
  • Update on Mental Health  Professionals Ethics and Law: Board Complaints and Criminal Lawsuit.
  • Shuttleworth, S., Arney, E.N., Lee, S.Y., Printz, D.M.B., & Stewart, C.E. (2019).
  • Recruitment and Retention in Psychology Programs to Promote Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Invited Chapter Author in Williams, M., Rosen, D., & Kanter, J. (Eds.) Eliminating Rac;Strohman, A. S., Braje, S. E., Alhassoon, O. M., Shuttleworth, S., Van Slyke, J., & Gandy,  S. (2015).
  • Randomized control trial of computerized alcohol intervention for college students: Role of class level.
  • The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse,;Bucky, S., Marques, S., Alley, J., Daley, J., & Karp, K. (2010).
  • Supervision Characteristics that Impact the Supervisory Working Alliance as Rated by Doctoral Level Supervisees.
  • The Clinical Supervisor, 29(2), 149-163.;Bucky, S., Callan, J., Stricker, G., & Marques, S. (2009).
  • Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: In Forensic Settings. New York: Routledge.