Shahzad Chaudhry, LMFT

Psychologist/Therapist located in Bakersfield, CA

About Shahzad Chaudhry

Shahzad Chaudhry is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents, with a varied background including work in group homes, Child Protective Services, children’s outpatient services, inpatient and residential facilities, and medically-focused behavioral health programs. He is currently the Program Manager for the Kern Medical Behavioral Health Integration services and for the previous 9 years, he was the adult outpatient clinic supervisor of the UCLA-KERN Psychiatry Residency Program. Additionally, Shahzad is an adjunct faculty member for National University, as well as an Associate Faculty member of University of Phoenix, both with a focus on teaching courses in Counseling, and Psychology. He completed his year-long doctoral internship focusing on specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT/ERP); which is the preferred treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He is also trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); which is useful for improving parent-child attachment and addressing parenting issues, especially for younger children (2-8 years old).

Graduate School

Master of Science (MS), Counseling Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; candidate status), Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/ Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT/ERP) for OCD and other anxiety-related disorders, such as PTSD
  • Parenting issues from a behavioral and PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) focus, especially for parents of young children 
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Shahzad Chaudhry is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents, with a varied background including work in group homes, Child Protective Services, children’s outpatient services, inpatient and residential facilities, and medically-focused behavioral health programs. He is currently the Program Manager for the Kern Medical Behavioral Health Integration services and for the previous 9 years, he was the adult outpatient clinic supervisor of the UCLA-KERN Psychiatry Residency Program. Additionally, Shahzad is an adjunct faculty member for National University, as well as an Associate Faculty member of University of Phoenix, both with a focus on teaching courses in Counseling, and Psychology. He completed his year-long doctoral internship focusing on specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT/ERP); which is the preferred treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He is also trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); which is useful for improving parent-child attachment and addressing parenting issues, especially for younger children (2-8 years old).

Graduate School

Master of Science (MS), Counseling Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; candidate status), Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

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