Last updated on: 5/22/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Shama B. Chaiken, PhD Biography

Title:
Divisional Chief Psychologist for the California Department of Corrections
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“We treat racism and homophobia as delusional disorders… Treatment with antipsychotics does work to reduce these prejudices.”

“Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness,” Washington Post, Dec. 10, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Divisional Chief Psychologist, California Department of Corrections
  • Cultural Competence Committee Member, California Mental Health Planning Council
  • Education Director, Temple Kol Shalom
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology, Alliant International University, 1995
  • MA, Psychology, Wesleyan University, 1988
Other:
  • None Found