Assistant Instructional Professor
- 30100 Social Intervention: Direct Practice
- 30200 Social Intervention: Research and Evaluation
- 32700 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- 44212 Abuse-Focused Child Therapy and the Helping Relationship
- 45032 Participatory Research: Exploration and Application of Action Research Models for Social Work Practice
Provides Bilingual (Spanish/English) psychotherapeutic outpatient services focusing on developmentally, culturally appropriate, and systemic abuse-focused treatment of youth and their families
Serves as the clinical supervisor of school based mental health services at Enlace, a community based, grassroots organization in the Little Village community of Chicago
Experience doing clinical social work in community based agencies and hospice centers abroad
Interest in community based research from a participatory framework
Clinical consultant and trainer, serving a variety of arts and social service organizations to pursue a more anti-oppressive client-based and responsive staff agenda
Fields of Special Interest
- Complex, developmental trauma experiences in youth and adulthood
- Cross-cultural and global social work models
- Culturally humble, participatory research methods
- Sexual and relational violence, community violence
- Issues related to parenting and parent needs
- Insight-oriented and relational clinical supervision and mentoring
Publications or presentations
Parikh, Shipra. (2013). “It Ain’t Just for the 40 Dollars”: Young Fathers’ Responses to the Interview Experience. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 83(2-3), 303-318.
Parikh, Shipra. (2012). The Historical Context of Fatherhood. Choosing Fatherhood: America’s Second Chance. By Lewis Kostiner. Staunton, VA: GFT Publishing. 60-65.
Parikh, Shipra. (2008). Validating Reciprocity: Supporting Young Fathers’ Continued Involvement with Their Children. Families in Society, 90(3), 261-270.