Vijay Shankar, MBA, Psy.D.    

1975 NW 167th Place Suite #100, Beaverton, OR 97006 

Licensed Psychologist    Tel: (503) 297 2257



E D U C A T I O N A L  B A C K G R O U N D


Psy.D.    Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology, Forest Grove  (Sep 1992 to Oct 1996)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology


Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin    (May 1995)

Advanced supervision in Solution Focus Therapy with Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer


Ellis Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York    (Jul 1999)

Advanced training in Rational-Emotive Therapy.   In training for associate fellowship. 


Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society    (2002)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine (MBSR) Watsonville, CA. 


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reno, Nevada & Oxford, Tennessee     (to date)

Advanced supervision from Steve Hayes and ACT trainer.


MBA    European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), France    (Sep 1972 to Aug 1973)

Finance/Marketing.  French National Merit Scholarship.  


MBA    Indian Institute of Management (IIM), India    (Jul 1967 to Jun 1969)

Finance/Marketing.  IIM was set up with the academic assistance of Harvard.


BS    Institute of Science, India    (Jul 1964 to Jun 1967)

Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.


P R O F E S S I O N A L     E X P E R I E N C E


Psychological Services

Licensed Psychologist    (Oct 1997 to date)

Independent practice located in Beaverton.   Specialization in anxiety and mood disorders for adults/adolescents.  Individual and group therapy.  At Anxiety Disorders Clinic since 1997. Also at LifeQual LLC since 2002.


Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Psychologist Resident      (Aug 1996 to Oct 1997)

Practice focus on treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, marital and premarital counseling, and conducting neuropsychological screenings, intellectual assessments, and psychodiagnostic evaluations.  


Delaunay Family of Services, Psychology Intern    (Sep 1995 to Aug 1996)

Psychodiagnostic assessment and outpatient treatment with adults, children, couples, and families covering a variety of psychological issues.  First six month rotation with Brief Family Therapy Team with exclusive use of solution focused therapy.  Second six-month rotation with North Portland Youth and Family Center, which also has a solution focus orientation.  


Tualatin Valley Mental Health Center, Advanced Practicum Student    (Sep 1994 to Aug 1995)

Adult outpatient treatment with individuals, couples and groups covering a variety of psychological issues.  Primarily used rational emotive therapy and solution focused orientations.  

At Open Gate:  Neuropsychological, intellectual, personality evaluations of dual diagnosed CMI.  


Psychological Service Center, Pacific University, SPP, Practicum Student    (Sep 1993 to Aug 1994)

Adult outpatient treatment with individuals and couples covering a wide range of psychological issues.  Primary orientation was psychodynamic psychotherapy.


Open Gate, Pre Practicum Student     (Spring/Summer 1993)

Individual and group therapy for adult day treatment of chronically mentally ill clients with dual diagnosis of substance abuse/dependence.  Individual therapy was based on a cognitive behavioral approach.


Business Experience

ChartMaster Trading Group, Partner    (1989 to 1992)

Rand Management Corp, Vice President   (1987 to 1989)

Avon Products Inc., Avon Division, Director, Strategic Planning    (1984 to 1987)

New York Futures Exchange (NYFE), Trader    (1983 to 1984)

The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., Vice President    (1973 to 1983)

Markt & Meinung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany, Executive Assistant    (1971 to 1972)

Richardson Hindustan Ltd. (RHL), Bombay, India, Marketing Trainee    (1969 to 1970)




Guest speaker, Departmental Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, California, 2005.

Invited speaker at the World Conference on ACT, RFT, and the New Behavioral Psychology, August 13-17, 2003 at Linköping, Sweden.

Faculty member, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Summer Institute at University of Nevada, Reno, July 2004.

Member, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy.

Treasurer, Oregon Psychological Association, 1997/99.

Presented at the Oregon Psychological Association Spring Conference, 1995 and 1998.

Presented at Sexual Assault Resource Center, Portland, 2002.

Pacific University School of Professional Psychology Advisory Board Chair, 2010-2012

Guest lectured at Pacific University, Forest Grove (doctoral students) and Reed College (undergraduates).

Student member, Board of Trustees, Pacific University, 1993/95.  

Member of the Health Professions Committee, Student Life Committee, and Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of Pacific University, 1994/95.

President, Student's Association, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, 1993.

Member, Board of Directors, Friends of Davis Center, Inc., Harlem (New York) 1980/83.

Working knowledge of French and the Indian languages Malayalam and Hindi.


1975 NW 167th Place, Suite #100 Beaverton OR 97006

Tel:  503.531.9355


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