President, California APT Branch

Dr. Janine Shelby

Play & Trauma Expert - USA

Dr. Janine Shelby, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA and a Forensic Expert at Park Dietz & Associates. She is the retired former Director and Founder of the Child Trauma Clinic at Harbor-UCLA, and recently returned from a year as the Drake Distinguished Fellow/Guest Professor at Kobe College in Japan. She is currently the Membership Committee Chair of ISTSS and has held numerous past positions in APT, such as Foundation President, Research Committee Chair, and President of the California APT branch. Dr. Shelby’s presentations and publications focus on play-based, evidence informed treatments, trauma-focused treatments for children, secondary traumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth. She has provided humanitarian aid, consultation, and training in Europe and Asia, as well as South, Central, and North America.

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