Richard Shaw, DMFT, LMFT, LMHC

Richard Shaw

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Chair, Graduate School of Counseling
Phone: 503-554-6142
Email: rshaw@georgefox.edu


I am originally from the great state of Nebraska and currently live in Wilsonville, Oregon. I am married with two teenage children and love 49'er and Cornhusker football. I'm also a big fan of the Oregon Coast. I am particularly passionate about researching shame and grace and integrating this area of interest in my classes and my private practice, Shame No More Counseling. I practice marriage and family therapy part-time with individuals, couples, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, marital issues, shame and grace, and integration of psychotherapy and faith issues. I am also an ordained minister in the Foursquare Church.

If you take one of my courses you can expect to be emotionally engaged and challenged to go deeper. You'll grow as a person and as a professional.

I'm on sabbatical Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 so I can spend time with family, take a trip to China, and rework my Shame No More curriculum. I look forward to teaching and sharing updates to my curriculum when I return for Summer 2014.


Academic Background & Professional Memberships

D.MFT Marriage & Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. Integration Theology and Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary
B.S. Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
B.S. Sociology, University of Nebraska

Licensed in Oregon as a marriage and family therapist and licensed in Washington as a licensed mental health counselor. Member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Christian Counseling Association, and Christian Association of Psychological Studies.


What is Your Quest?

To be a person of grace in a world of shame.


Expertise and Research Interests

Couples, testing, spirituality, shame and grace



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