Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Shields, Cleveland

  • Tziporah RosenbergEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_716


Cleveland G. Shields, PhD has built his career as a family therapist, systemically informed health services researcher, clinical teacher and supervisor, and the quintessential interprofessional collaborator. Blending the art and science of clinical practice, as well as cultivating the gift of making systems thinking and relational orientation accessible to a wide range of audiences, Dr. Shields is a major contributor to the development and legitimization of the field of family therapy nationally and internationally.

Career (Includes Education, Professional Training, and Positions)

Dr. Shields completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Pennsylvania State University in 1976. He then earned his Master’s in Divinity in 1980 from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He undertook his doctoral studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, and completed his degree in 1987.

He moved to Rochester, NY, in 1987 where he pursued...

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  1. Shields, C. G., Wynne, L. C., McDaniel, S. H., & Gawinski, B. A. (1994). Conceptual and structural marginalization: Challenges and opportunities for the field of family therapy (a rejoinder to hardy and Anderson). Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 20, 297–300.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Shields, C. G., Epstein, R. M., Fiscella, K., Franks, P., McCann, R., McCormick, K., & Mallinger, J. B. (2005). Influence of accompanied encounters on patient-centeredness with older patients. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 18, 344–354.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  3. Shields, C. G., Coker, C. J., Poulsen, S. S., Doyle, J. M., Fiscella, K., Epstein, R. M., & Griggs, J. J. (2009). Patient-centered communication and prognosis discussions with cancer patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 57, 437–442.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Shields, C. G., Finley, M. A., & Chawla, N. (2012). Couple and family interventions in health problems. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38, 265–280.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA