Patrice E Shanahan


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Medical and Clinical Psychology
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs/Director of Clinical Training
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Education and Training, Clinical Supervision


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Central Florida (2003)
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Florida School of Professional Psychology Argosy University (Tampa) 2006
Clinical Psychology Internship (APA-Accredited) Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center 2007-2008
Doctorate of Psychology (APA-Accredited) Florida School of Professional Psychology Argosy University (Tampa) 2008


LTC Shanahan commissioned into Army as a Clinical Psychology Intern in 2007. She completed an APA-accredited internship (2007-2008) and post-doctoral residency (2008-2009) at Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center Ft Gordon, GA. Her first assignment as an independent psychologist was at Ft. Campbell, KY as the Brigade Psychologist for the “Band of Brothers” 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from 2010-2012. During that tour, she deployed with the brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2010-2011) in Afghanistan. In 2012, LTC Shanahan assumed the Deputy Chief of Research and Training position at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) Ft Sam Houston, TX. From 2014-2018, she served as the Program Director for the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Internship Program at Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center Ft. Gordon, GA. In 2018, she became the Chief of Clinical Training at the Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE), Ft Sam Houston, TX and the National Training Coordinator (NTC) for the US Army Clinical Psychology Programs. From 2019-2022, she served as the Department Chair, Program Director, and Army Service Lead for the tri-service Behavioral Health Technician Program (BHTP) at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), Ft Sam Houston, TX while also maintaining the NTC position. In 2022, LTC Shanahan assumed the Director of Clinical Training position within the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

LTC Shanahan completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the APA-accredited Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Tampa in 2008. She also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2003. She obtained board certification in Clinical Psychology in 2017 from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She serves on the Board of Directors as the Education Director for the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the Association for State and Provincial Psychology Board (ASPPB) Examination Stakeholder Technical Advisory Group for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), and on the ASPPB EPPP Part 2 Exam Writing Committee. She is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, holds a Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) from ASPPB and is a member of the American Psychological Association (including Divisions 12 and 19).

LTC Shanahan's military awards include the Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Stars, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. Her foreign service awards include the Norwegian Foot-March Skill Insignia (Bronze).