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The Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to revolutionizing how people get and stay mentally healthy. Division faculty are designing value-based mental health treatments, conducting research that meaningfully impacts peoples’ lives and training the next generation of psychology scientist-practitioners and leaders.

Educational Programs

The division includes an American Psychological Association–accredited Predoctoral Internship in Pediatric and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology through the Texas Child Study Center, a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and Dell Medical School.

Additionally, the division hosts cross-campus collaboration and interdisciplinary training through the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program and Graduate Portfolio in Integrated Behavioral Health.

Five women who are part of the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars program standing in a group together smiling at the camera at a conference.
An Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars staff member conducting research takes notes while watching a study participant through a window.
A female Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars member posing next to her research poster at a conference.

Clinical Programs

Clinical faculty provide integrated, evidence-based psychological services to patients and families across the lifespan and throughout the health care continuum, including at UT Health Austin, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and other community settings.

The psychology and psychiatry faculty members are also leaders in a statewide initiative to expand telehealth services to children in school settings and mental health consultation with community pediatricians through the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium.

Research

As part of a top-tier research university, The University of Texas at Austin, the Dell Med Division of Psychology researchers are involved in nationally funded, high-impact research initiatives, including exploring biological bases of mood and anxiety disorders, childhood depression and trauma; incorporating technology solutions to improve clinical coordination and patient outcomes; addressing social determinants of mental health within communities that are historically underserved; and improving the mental health of veterans and their families.

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