Janie Black, PhD

Janie Black, PhD is a licensed child and adolescent clinical psychologist at the Texas Child Study Center. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Educational Psychology Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to earning her BA from the University of Texas with a double major in Psychology and Spanish, she received her AD in Nursing from Austin Community College and worked as a registered surgical/obstetrical nurse at Seton Medical Center for 10 years. She earned her PhD from Fielding Graduate University with a clinical specialization in Health Psychology and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship in child psychology and pediatric behavioral medicine at The Texas Child Study Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center. She is the co-director of the Behavioral Medicine Service at Dell Children’s where she provides inpatient consultation and liaison services to patients and their families to assist with diagnosis and treatment of anxiety reduction, mood management, pain management, adjustment to new diagnoses, trauma intervention and prevention, risk assessment, and end-of-life support. She also serves as Director of Psychological Services of the Eating Disorder Program and assists in medical management of children and adolescents admitted for medical complications of anorexia nervosa.

In our outpatient clinic, Dr. Black specializes in providing family-based therapeutic intervention for eating disorders and is currently in consultation at Stanford University to become a certified Maudsely provider. She also works with children and adolescents who are struggling with gender dysphoria by providing cognitive behavioral interventions and consultation with their physicians to support them through the diagnostic and transitioning process. Dr. Black’s academic responsibilities include didactics and clinical supervision of doctoral-level graduate students, residents, interns, and fellows who are interested in working in a pediatric medical setting.