Training and Research

The Texas Child Study Center (TCSC) provides education and supervision for clinicians in training through the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The faculty provides training in evidence-based treatments for youth and families and directly supervise trainees’ clinical work. Psychology and psychiatry trainees are taught to provide the highest quality of care at TCSC.

TCSC has several training programs, including a student practicum program, a doctoral internship program, and a postdoctoral fellowship program. Training programs are designed to build competencies in child clinical and pediatric psychology. Training experiences include outpatient therapy, including evidence-based protocols for internalizing and externalizing disorders and medical coping, neuropsychological assessment, pediatric consultation, and specialty pediatric services. Training plans are designed according to level of training (student, intern, or postdoctoral fellow). Supervision is provided by TCSC’s licensed psychologists and/or other licensed mental health professionals, such as licensed social workers or child and adolescent psychiatrists. TCSC has several didactic seminars available to trainees as well as, depending on providers, mentoring and supervision in research.

Training and Research Programs

For information about training opportunities, please contact Sasha Jaquez, PhD, and Ankita Krishnan, PhD, interim Co-Training Directors.

The Doctoral Internship in Pediatric and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model and provides intensive broad and evidence-based clinical training in tracks for pediatric psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or clinical child and adolescent psychology. This doctoral internship program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association and is a “member” of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Programs, meaning the program has met all relevant APPIC criteria and is in good standing.

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The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology is a one-year capstone training experience that prepares graduates to serve as leaders, clinicians, and clinical supervisors in children’s hospitals, academic medical centers, and pediatric specialty and primary care teams. Fellows choose between four training tracks: inpatient consultation-liaison, chronic disease/behavioral medicine, pediatric substance use disorders, and pediatric integrated primary care.

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