Dr. Erin Underbrink Newins earned her undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University with a major in Psychology and a minor in history. Dr. Erin then earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in child and adolescent treatment, from Seattle Pacific University. She completed her internship through Dell Children's Medical Center, where she treated children, teens and families with a variety of symptoms. While in Seattle, Dr. Erin gained specific expertise in childhood ADHD, behavior management, and parenting through Seattle Children's Hospital. She also worked in clinics treating complex childhood trauma. Dr. Erin's primary research focus in graduate school involved adolescent risky behaviors including substance use. She has since gained an expertise in anxiety disorders, including OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and specific phobias. Dr. Erin utilizes evidence based practice models to treat a broad range of diagnoses. Dr. Erin practices through a multiculturally sensitive perspective and seeks to maintain education, understanding and advocacy of diversity within her practice.
In her free time, Dr. Erin enjoys reading, playing soccer on her co-ed recreational team, and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Training (chronological order earliest to current)
Project READY: Reducing Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on Youth: Clinician in a school based intervention using motivational interviewing to decrease substance use in teens
Seattle Children's Hospital PEARL Clinic: Program to Enhance Attention, Regulation and Learning for ADHD; Administer neuropsychological assessment to aid diagnosis, clinical extern utilizing behavioral parent training, counselor within Summer Treatment Program for kids with ADHD and/or Autism
Dissertation: Summer Treatment Program for ADHD and ASD: The Role of Physical Activity, Sleep and Inhibitory Control
Ryther Child Center: Sub-acute inpatient program and outpatient treatment program; Clinical extern treating children with complex trauma or co-occurring disorders; administer psychological assessments to aid diagnosis and treatment planning
Texas Child Study Center, Dell Children's Medical Center: clinical intern in medical and outpatient settings including training with consultation-liaison, rehabilitation from sever medical circumstances, pediatric outpatient therapy, PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy), and outpatient therapy for internalizing and externalizing disorders
Capital OCD and Anxiety Practice: Specialty clinic treating OCD and anxiety disorders in children, teens and adults; participated as member of specialty team treating anxiety disorders as well as other diagnoses; assistant clinician in Intensive Outpatient Program
Therapy Lab: Specialty therapy clinic for adults providing evidence based practice for a range of symptoms
Erin Underbrink Newins is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #38380; Expires 3/31/2022). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.
Dr. Newins is also licensed through APIT, allowing her to provide teletherapy services to the Psypact states.