Amy B. Acosta, PhD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Texas Children's Hospital
|Baylor College of Medicine||research fellow||Adolescent Medicine||2007|
|University of Houston||postgraduate education||Doctor of Philosophy||2005|
|Texas A&M University||internship||Clinical Internship||2005|
|University of Houston||professional education||Master of Education||2001|
As part of the interdisciplinary Adolescent Medicine team, I provide both individual and family therapy to our patients. My primary clinical focus includes working with adolescents with eating disorders and body image issues. I also work with patients who present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and issues of identity development.
My therapeutic approach is cooperative, interpersonal, and supportive with a focus on developing coping skills and solutions to manage challenges.
My research interests include mental health needs for transition age youth, body image concerns, gender role conflict, and online identity. I have a teaching interest in outreach regarding positive youth development in the area of digital wellness, cyber citizenship, and media literacy.
|Academy for Eating Disorders||Member|
|American Psychological Association||Member|
|Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine||Member|
|Texas Psychological Association||Member|
Hastings ES, Chacko MR, Acosta AB,Hergenroeder AC, Wiemann CM. Evaluation of the Professional Process Portfolio: An Innovative Tool to Help Develop and Demonstrate Leadership Competency. Maternal Child and Health Journal Special Leadership Edition. In press.