Jack R. Dempsey, PhD



Phone: 832-822-3704
Fax: (832) 825-1506

Psychologist, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Texas Children's Hospital - The Autism Center


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Clinical Psychology 2012
Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology internship Psychology 2010
University of Florida postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2007


Dr. Dempsey's clinical interests center on the provision of interdisciplinary care for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. His past involvement and training in the Autism Leadership Academy (ALA) and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) have helped him develop a multidisciplinary and family-centered approach to the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Dempsey's research interests align with his clinical experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. He has completed research projects on the topic of behavioral interventions for children with developmental disabilities with feeding disorders. He is currently conducting research examining predictors of challenging behaviors in children and differential patterns of engagement in restricted and repetitive behaviors among children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Dempsey also conducts research related to the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

Axelrad M.E., Butler A.M., Dempsey J, Chapman S.G. (2013).Treatment effectiveness of a brief behavioral intervention for preschool disruptive behavior. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 20, 323-332.