School/Clinical Child Psychology

Doctoral Program

Department of Educational Psychology

The Combined School/Clinical Child Psychology doctoral program at the University of Texas at Austin has a long history of scientist-practitioner training, scholarly contributions to research, and academic and professional leadership. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association as a combined Clinical/School Psychology doctoral program.

Accreditation status may be confirmed by APA via:

Education Directorate
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979

TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978

Program Details

Semester Start: Fall, Summer

Deadline to Apply: December 1

GRE Required? No

Location: On Campus

Schedule: Full-time enrollment required until admitted to candidacy

Length of Program: 10 to 12 semesters, 105 hours

Consistent with the broad and general health service psychology specialties of both school and clinical child psychology, the doctoral program prepares students to be scientist-practitioners capable of addressing the significant and complex problems and issues facing children, youth, and their caretakers in a variety of settings and contexts.

As a program we strive to advance equity in our admission, retention, and graduation of diverse students; through our scholarship, we create opportunities for students to engage in research with diverse and marginalized populations; through training in evidence-based and culturally-responsive practice, we promote the health and resilience of youth and their systems over time.

Photo of faculty member Kizzy  Albritton
Associate Professor

Examines ways that school psychologists can improve the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for young children (i.e., preschool) from minoritized and marginalized backgrounds in early childhood settings. Dr. Albritton will be rev...

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Associate Professor and School/Clinical Child Psychology Area Chair

Dr Bearman's research focuses on the effectiveness and implementation of empirically supported practices for common mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and disruptive behavior) in publicly-funded settings that serve historically ...

Photo of faculty member J. Mark  Eddy

J. Mark Eddy's primary area of expertise is the development, refinement and rigorous testing of culturally informed multimodal preventive and clinical psychosocial interventions to improve physical and mental health outcomes for children and families...

Photo of faculty member Jane S Gray
Director of Clinical Training, Counseling and School/Clinical Child Psychology Doctoral Programs

Supports the clinical training of doctoral students, teaches clinically-focused courses and prepares students for psychology internship training. Jane Gray does not serve as a research mentor for students in the School Psychology nor Counseling ...

Photo of faculty member Jessica J O'Bleness
Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Clinical Training for MA/SSP

Supports the clinical training of MA/SSP students, teaches clinically-focused courses, provides supervision for students, and prepares students for MA/SPP internship. Jessica O'Bleness does not serve as a research mentor for students in the Scho...

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Associate Professor

Dr. Erin Rodríguez studies family, sociocultural, and contextual influences on children’s development and health outcomes, with a focus on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting low-SES Latinx youth. Dr. Rodríguez will be rev...

Photo of faculty member Monica  Romero
Assistant Professor

Investigates culturally and linguistically responsive interventions and assessments for emergent bilingual/multilingual learners. Dr. Romero will be reviewing applications in anticipation of taking a student for Fall 2024.

The following faculty will be reviewing applications and plan to admit Ph.D. students in 2024:

  • Kizzy Albritton
  • Sarah Kate Bearman
  • Mark Eddy
  • Erin Rodriguez
  • Monica Romero

Photo of faculty member Laura E Quiñones Camacho
Associate Professor

Studies predictors of risk for mental health problems in early childhood.

Laboratory for Leveraging Evidence and Advancing Practice for Youth Mental Health Services (LEAP Lab)

Examines factors that promote and support effective use of empirically supported mental health interventions for youth, evaluates the effectiveness and acceptability of interventions in low-resource settings, and emphasizes research-practice partnerships.

Pediatric Coping and Language Lab

Studies family, linguistic, and sociocultural influences on children’s adaptation to stress and their mental and physical health outcomes.

Sarah Kate Bearman

Area Chair
Sarah Kate Bearman

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