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Alexandra Lamari-Fisher, PhD

Dell Children's Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512-324-0029

Education

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


Residency/Fellowship

Internship, Texas Child Study Center, University of Texas at Austin

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Alexandra Lamari-Fisher, PhD is a licensed psychologist practicing at UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’sand serves as the Director of Psychology Services for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dell Children’s Medical Center. As a licensed child and adolescent clinical psychologist, she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and families. Dr. Fisher has been trained in evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PICT), exposure therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Fisher also has extensive experience in family therapy using structural, strategic and solution focused approaches.

Dr. Fisher received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student, she was a recipient of a HRSA funded Graduate Psychology Education Program (GPEP) fellowship, and has therefore received extensive training in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare. That experience was integral in providing her with the skills, and theoretical background, required to work within an interdisciplinary medical team. Dr. Fisher completed an internship in pediatric and child clinical psychology at Texas Child Study Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology and research in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Fisher’s research interests have focused on using a risk and resiliency paradigm to identify risk factors which may put patients and families are at risk for developing mental health outcomes secondary to medical events, as well as protective factors that may mitigate the negative effects. Additionally, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School where she provides academic instruction and clinical supervision to graduate students and psychology interns.

Specializations

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ​(TF-CBT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PICT)
  • Exposure therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
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