Claire L. Kirk, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-5271
Fax: 832-825-9599

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower, Suite D.1740.06
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Postdoctoral Fellow, Trauma and Grief Center

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Auburn University PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology 2018
University of Wisconsin internship 2018
Mississippi State University masters Master of Science in Clinical Psychology 2012


Dr. Kirk is a postdoctoral fellow with the Trauma and Grief Center. She provides evidence-based assessment and treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and/or loss. She aims to create a warm, empathic, and collaborative environment for all of the families she serves. She also contributes to research related to the assessment and treatment of trauma-exposed and bereaved youth. She is passionate about improving access to care for those in need of mental health services, and has a strong interest in teaching and training, which is reflected in both her research and practice. 


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association, Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Member
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Member
Association for Psychological Science Member

Selected Publications

Busler, J., Kirk, C., Keeley, J., & Buskist, W. (2018). What constitutes poor teaching? A preliminary inquiry into the misbehaviors of not-so-good instructors. Teaching of Psychology, 10.1177/0098628317727907.

Kirk, C., Busler, J., Keeley, J., & Buskist, W. (2015). Effective tools for assessing characteristics of excellent teaching: The Teacher Behavior Checklist as exemplar. In R. S. Jhangiani, J. D. Troisi, B. Fleck, A. Legg, & H. Hussey (Eds.), A compendium of scales for use in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Retrieved from Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: (  

Keeley, J., DeLao, C., & Kirk, C. (2012). The commutative property in comorbid diagnosis: Does A+B=B+A? Clinical Psychological Science 1, 16-29.

Peterson, S., Petursdottir, A., & Kirk, C. (2012). Early response distribution and outcomes of response-restriction analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 45, 631-636.