About Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok

Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, L.C.S.W.-R, Ph.D., is a clinician, teacher, and author in the pregnancy and parenting through preschool fields; is among the pioneers of reflective supervision; of integrating mindfulness into the fields of early childhood mental health and care; of interweaving mental health services in community-based settings; and of training professionals across disciplines together since 1980. With degrees in and experience as a clinical psychologist, social worker and early childhood educator, and extensive experience in psychoanalysis, infant mental health, mindfulness, and in developmentally and/or traumatically challenged young children and their parents, Dr. Shahmoon-Shanok developed a model that integrates mental health consultation plus a range of successful mental health services within childcare and Head Start utilizing peer play psychotherapy for a variety of children with serious challenges and is a CPP Trainer. After participating in Undoing Racism Workshops over a dozen years, she has participated in the Harris Foundation’s Tenets Working Group since 2012. Founding CEO/Academic Director of Collaborations for Growth and Senior Research Associate for Relationships for Growth & Learning, Center for Attachment Research, New School for Social Research, she served as a board member of ZERO TO THREE for thirty-six years and is the founder of the New York Zero-to-Three Network, continuing on its board.