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Education

Ph.D., School Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Educational Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin

Residency/Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Psychology
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program, Boston Children's Hospital

About

Sarah J. Schoffstall, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School. She is also a pediatric psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist.

Schoffstall serves patients and their families through the otolaryngology and cystic fibrosis specialty clinics at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. She also provides outpatient services through the Texas Child Study Center as well as team-based telehealth consultation services with the CPAN and TCHATT initiatives.

Schoffstall completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Duke University, where she was also a varsity field hockey player. She completed her master’s degree (educational psychology) and doctoral degree (school psychology) at The University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on child clinical psychology as well as serving deaf and hard of hearing communities.

For her clinical internship in psychology, Schoffstall trained at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She received intensive training in acute psychiatric and pediatric mental health services through rotations in the child and adolescent inpatient unit, on-campus therapeutic school and the pediatric consultation-liaison service. As a post-doctoral fellow in psychology, Schoffstall pursued dedicated training to work with patients who are deaf and hard of hearing at Boston Children Hospital’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. She received specialized training in comprehensive evaluation and consultation services for people who are deaf. Immediately following her fellowship, Schoffstall worked for two years as a school psychologist at the Learning Center for the Deaf, a multi-service organization serving deaf communities in Massachusetts.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • National Association of School Psychologists
Awards & Honors
  • Sandra Davenport CHARGE Syndrome Fellowship
    The Charge Syndrome Foundation, 2019
  • Education Annual Fund Endowed Presidential Scholarship
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2015