Paul Shawler is a Research Associate at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.  He is a Master Trainer in the Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) model.  Paul’s primary focus is on policy and systems change to best serve youth with illegal and/or problematic sexual behavior. He holds particular interest in the dissemination of evidence-based treatments, and ensuring youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided proper care.


Paul continues to serve as a clinician for adolescents with illegal sexual behavior and is actively engaged in Oklahoma’s juvenile justice system.  Clinically, Paul has a diverse background with particular expertise in working with parents of children with disruptive behavior problems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and developmental disabilities. His clinical interests have led to research in early childhood intervention, prevention of child abuse and neglect, and social skill interventions designed to improve healthy relationships and reduce problematic sexual behavior in adolescents with developmental delays.


Paul has doctorate and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University and a B.S. from West Virginia University. He proudly serves his country as a Captain in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.




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