Janet Shapiro completed all of her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Michigan. She was awarded an MSW, an MA in developmental psychology, and a PhD. in social work and developmental psychology. Before coming to Bryn Mawr, she was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh and worked with community-based agencies in the development and evaluation of programs for at-risk families. Shapiro is currently researching the implications of cognitive neuroscience for infant mental health and clinical social work. She recently published a book on clinical practice in the areas of adoption and assisted reproductive technology. She teaches foundation practice, human behavior and clinical social work with children and adolescents.
Research and Scholarly Interests: Early social and emotional developing; coping skills in infants and children, neurobiology of affect regulation.
Substantive Specialization: Child and adolescent development, application of developmental theory to clinical practice.