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Karen Shatz, Ph.D., LMFT

Karen Shatz
Visiting Professor
Full-Time Faculty, Department of Counseling
(954) 262-5609
Office: Maltz 2038


  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S.W. McGill University

Professional Interests

Karen Shatz, Ph.D., LMFT, hails from Montreal, Canada. Dr. Shatz moved from Canada to pursue her doctorate in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Prior to emigrating to the USA, she worked as a psychiatric social worker, specializing in out-patient treatment of individuals and their families, and consultant to community mental health service centers. Additionally, she supervised interns in hospital clinics. She specialized in a strength-based approach, working with families, couples, and individuals.

Upon completion of the PhD program, Dr. Shatz became a counselor educator, supervisor, and mentor to students and graduates of mental health, marriage, couple, and family, and school counseling programs. Dr. Shatz has extensive experience in teaching at the masters and doctoral levels. Dr. Shatz has extensive experience teaching at the Master's and Doctoral levels. Notably, she taught the art of qualitative research to multitudes of doctoral students from several disciplines.

Dr. Shatz has presented internationally for over 25 years, on topics ranging from qualitative research techniques, experiences of personal and professional loss, re-storying trauma, to family systems theory.

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