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Hani Talebi, PhD, LSSP

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


University of California Santa Barbara, PhD, Clinical Psychology

University of California Irvine, BA, Cognitive Science


Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Abuse Listening and Mediation, University of California Santa Barbara

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Hani Talebi, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist with UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology serving on the Consultation/Liaison Mental Health team at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He has been providing services to children, adolescents, families and groups for over 20 years. Dr. Talebi received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests at the time focused on infant cognition and evidence-based treatment of externalizing behavior disorders. The preceding culminated in a Clinical Research Assistantship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where he oversaw clinical trials investigating the efficacy of various interventions for AD/HD and other comorbid conditions. Dr. Talebi subsequently received a combined Ph.D. in Clinical, Counseling and School Psychology from The University of California, Santa Barbara, with a specialization in clinical child and adolescent psychology. He then completed a predoctoral internship at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California, and a trauma-focused postdoctoral fellowship at Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM) in Santa Barbara, California.

Over the years, Dr. Talebi 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. He currently provides clinical support services to the pediatric inpatient population at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas while also supervising psychological interns/trainees. His research interests focus on decreasing all-hospital readmission rates for children diagnosed with chronic illness and contextually-relevant supervision on consultation/liaison training rotations.


Board Certification

  • TX Licensed Psychologist
  • TX Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
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