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Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara


Internship, Pediatric Psychology
Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Fellowship, Pediatric Trauma
Child Abuse Listening & Mediation at the University of California, Santa Barbara


Hani Talebi, Ph.D., LSSP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a courtesy assistant professor in The University of Texas at Austin Department of Educational Psychology. Talebi is also the director of pediatric psychology, a licensed pediatric psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology at UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. With more than 20 years of experience, Talebi specializes in consultation-liaison psychology, parent management training and brief evidence-based interventions for children who are medically fragile.

Talebi earned his combined doctorate in clinical, counseling and school psychology with a specialization in clinical child and adolescent psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his bachelor’s in cognitive science with a focus on infant cognition and evidence-based treatment of externalizing behavior disorders from the University of California, Irvine. He completed an internship in pediatric psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and a fellowship in pediatric trauma at Child Abuse Listening and Mediation at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also completed a clinical research assistantship at Children’s National Medical Center, where he oversaw clinical trials investigating the efficacy of various interventions for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other co-morbid conditions.

Talebi currently serves as the psychology service chief for the the consultation-liaison mental health team at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He has accrued technical aptitude in numerous evidence-based modalities, including motivational interviewing, individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral classroom management and parent training. His research interests focus on pediatric trauma, contextually relevant supervision practices on the C/L milieu and decreasing all hospital readmission rates for children diagnosed with chronic illness.

Professional Affiliations
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
    Licensed Psychologist
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
    Licensed Specialist in School Psychology