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Sam Hackworth, Ph.D.

I have been a Licensed Psychologist since 1994, and in private practice in Austin since 2002.  Prior to private practice, I was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Psychology) engaged in clinical services, research, and training of psychology and medical students/interns.  My clinical experience has included work in developmental clinics, schools, outpatient clinics, and inpatient hospital settings.  I also created the Ask a Child Psychologist┬« parenting advice website, online since 2001, which provides help to parents and others around the world.

I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle in Clinical Child Psychology, with an internship at Duke University Medical Center.  I also earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and my master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Trinity University.

I live in Austin with my wife and two children.

    Education and Experience Summary:

    • B.A., Psychology, University of Tennessee 1982
    • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Trinity University 1987
    • Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychology, University of Washington 1994
    • Internship, Child/Pediatric Psychology, Duke University Medical Center 1992-1993
    • Assist./Assoc. Professor of Pediatrics (Psychology), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 1993-2002
    • Practicing as a Licensed Psychologist since 1994
    • Licensed Psychologist out of state 1994-2002
    • Licensed Psychologist in Texas 2000 to Present