Licensed Psychologist Joins Child Study Center

Fort Worth, TX (September 1, 2016) – Child Study Center is pleased to announce that Reagan Kinnear, Ph.D. has joined the medical team in the Psychology Services Department. Dr. Kinnear’s focus will be behavior therapy/behavioral parent training and cognitive behavior therapy with children, ranging in age from 2 to 11 years old, and their families.  

Dr. Kinnear comes to us from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she was a staff psychologist and a Director of Clinical Services for the Behavior Management Clinic. In this position, Dr. Kinnear provided family, individual and group therapy services for children aged 15 months through 12 years, as well as direct clinical supervision and ongoing training of graduate level externs, doctoral level interns and postdoctoral fellows.


“We are excited to welcome Dr. Reagan Kinnear to the Psychology Department. She is a licensed psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT),” said Margaret Dempsey, Ph.D., Director of Psychology at Child Study Center. “This is a behavioral intervention for parents and children that decreases negative behaviors and increases positive parent-child interactions. She most often focuses on children ages 2-11 with problems such as noncompliance, defiance, tantrums, mild aggressive behaviors, anxiety, sleep difficulties, toileting issues, tics, selective mutism, and trichotillomania. Dr. Kinnear will focus exclusively on providing these therapeutic interventions. Her skills and research-based approach adds an important service to our department and the Child Study Center as a whole.”

Dr. Kinnear completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Texas Tech University and her Doctorate in Educational Psychology, with a focus in School Psychology, at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Kinnear completed her doctoral internship and a two and a half year postdoctoral fellowship at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology, a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) and University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) training site.

Psychology Services Department provide comprehensive testing for children with developmental disabilities. Ph.D. level clinicians focus on intensive testing in order to identify developmental delays and disorders. Recommendations are given based on diagnostic impressions. Therapeutic interventions may include individual therapy as well as parent training. Social skill groups may be offered periodically. Psychologists provide expert diagnosis and treatment to children from 3 through 21 years of age with developmental differences.