Shipra Parikh



  • 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

Job experience

  • Child, adolescent, and adult therapist in private practice
  • Bilingual therapist, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center 

Fields of Special Interest

  • Complex trauma in youth
  • Cross-cultural and global social work 
  • Culturally competent research methods
  • Domestic violence, early pregnancy and parenting
  • Fatherhood issues
  • Insight-oriented and relational clinical supervision

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 Society90(3), 261-270.