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Carolyn Shivers

Carolyn Shivers, Assistant Professor

Carolyn Shivers, Assistant Professor
Carolyn Shivers, Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5434 | shivercm@vt.edu

Carolyn Shivers, an assistant professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech, serves as director of the disability sudies minor.

Accepting new grad students: Yes
In need of students for research team: Yes
Name of research team: SibLab

  • Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Systems in Families of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Mutually Beneficial Interventions
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  • MS in Developmental Psychology, Vanderbilt University
  • BS in Psychology, University of Notre Dame
  • Director, Disability Studies Minor
  • Director, SibSaturdays, Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Diversity Award, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2020

Journal Articles

Shivers, C.M., & Plavnick, J.B. (2015). Sibling involvement in interventions among families of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(3), 685-696.

Shivers, C. M., Deisenroth, L., & Taylor, J. L. (2013). Patterns and predictors of anxiety among siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(6), 1336-46.

Taylor, J. L. & Shivers, C. (2011) Sibling relationship factors predictive of helping profession choice and volunteerism among adult siblings of individuals with mild intellectual deficits. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,116(4). 263-277.

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