Kristy Shapiro, PhD, NCSP
Clinical Director of the Manville School
Dr. Shapiro is thrilled to join the leadership team as Clinical Director at the Manville School. Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Shapiro worked as a staff psychologist where her work included case management, psychological assessment, and individual and group therapy. She also worked as the Clinical Coordinator for Manville’s Middle School 2 program where she supervised clinicians, oversaw the social emotional learning curriculum, and provided clinical support to students in crisis.
Prior to her work at Manville, Dr. Shapiro was the Director of Training for McLean-Franciscan’s Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) and Child & Adolescent Inpatient practicum student training programs. She also worked as a staff psychologist for the Inpatient program, where she offered staff training, managed the group therapy program, and provided individual therapy, parent coaching, brief psychological assessment, and team consultation. Dr. Shapiro has worked in hospital, residential, outpatient and school settings, and has experience working with a range of acute psychiatric presentations, including mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, and trauma. She has expertise in crisis management with a specific interest in suicidality and how to work with individuals in psychiatric distress.
Additionally, Dr. Shapiro has experience with several evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is currently working towards her certification in the Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC). Dr. Shapiro earned her Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy in School Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her APA doctoral internship at Andrus Children’s Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Salem Hospital/Mass General Brigham.