Hani Talebi, Ph.D., LSSP


Hani Talebi, Ph.D., LSSP
Director, Pediatric Psychology
Texas Child Study Center, Dell Children’s Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin Dell School of Medicine

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Hani Talebi, PhD, LSSP, is a licensed pediatric psychologist and the Director of Pediatric Psychology for UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. With more than 20 years of experience, he specializes in consultation/liaison psychology, parent management training, and brief evidence-based interventions for medically fragile children. Additionally, Dr. Talebi is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. 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 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 comorbid conditions.

Dr. Talebi currently serves as the psychology service chief for the Consultation/Liaison Mental Health team at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He has accrued technical aptitude in numerous evidence-based modalities, including individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral classroom management and parent training, and motivational interviewing. His research interests focus on decreasing all hospital readmission rates for children diagnosed with chronic illness.

Disclosure: Dr. Talebi has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.