Kayla Shane | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Kayla Shane

Doctoral Student, Clinical child Psychology


Evansville, Indinana

Undergraduate Institution:

University of Missouri-St. Louis; Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology

Current Program:

Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology

Year of Matriculation:


Research Interests:

Play, coping strategies for young children, mindfulness, parent-child relationships, and pediatric psychology

Teaching Experience:

Graduate Teaching assistant for Careers in Psychology (Psych 202)

Future Career Plans:

Clinical work- either work as a Pediatric Psychologist in a hospital setting or as a Child Psychologist in a community health setting

What Attracted Me to SIU:

The supportive environment and collaboration between students, the opportunities in the community such as the Clinical Center, Centerstone, EDC, Brehm, and others, and the work that my advisor (Dr. Fehr) was doing in her lab.

Interesting Facts:

I enjoy spending time outside, traveling, and playing with my pet hedgehog.