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Erin Andrews, Psy.D., ABPP


Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Wright State University


Postdoctoral Residency, Rehabilitation Psychology
James A. Haley VA Medical Center


Erin E. Andrews, Psy.D., ABPP, is a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist, with a doctorate from Wright State University and Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She is the chief of psychology for the nationally designated Veterans Affairs VISN 17 TeleMental Health Clinical Resource Hub, where she coordinates the provision of psychological assessment and intervention to veterans throughout underserved areas across Texas and neighboring states via televideo technology. Andrews is past co-chair of the American Psychological Associate Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology and chair of the Division 22 Disability Identity Committee from its inception until 2018.

Andrews has published over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and academic book chapters and has presented nearly 100 professional lectures on disability topics related to her areas of research interest in disability culture, identity and inclusion. She has is the author of “Disability as Diversity: Developing Cultural Competence” (Oxford University Press), the first book to comprehensively address disability as diversity and as a distinct cultural experience. Her work on disability language has been recognized as reducing bias and eliminating euphemisms in the latest revision of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. She is lead editor of the forthcoming second edition volume of “The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology in Disability.”

Andrews has completed innovative work to address the needs of parents with disabilities. She is a co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project, a resource for support and information for parents and prospective parents with a wide range of disabilities. This work is part of Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents With Disabilities and Their Families, a five-year, $2.5 million National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research grant for which Andrews serves as a consultant. Her advocacy work in this area includes representing the American Psychological Association during a 2013 congressional briefing regarding parents with disabilities and participating in a White House forum on the civil rights of parents with disabilities in May 2016.

Andrews is a member of the board of directors of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology and the Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology. She serves as a peer reviewer for several disability-related journals and is a member of the editorial boards of Rehabilitation Psychology; Training and Education in Professional Psychology; and Sexuality and Disability.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Board of Professional Psychology: American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology
    Specialist; Member, Board of Directors
  • Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
  • American Psychological Association
  • Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22)
Awards & Honors
  • Barry Nierenberg Lifetime Education Award
    American Psychological Association Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22), 2024
  • Excellence in Training Award
    American Psychological Association Division of Psychologists in Public Service (Division 18), 2023
  • Citizen Psychologist for Social Justice Award
    American Board of Professional Psychology, 2021
  • Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology Distinguished Contributions Award
    American Psychological Association, 2020
  • Harold Yuker Award for Research Excellence
    American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22), 2020