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Child Psychologist Joins OU Children's Physicians

Friday, November 16, 2012 - Campus News - Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067

Michael Gomez, Ph.D., a child psychologist, has established his practice with OU Children's Physicians. He will see patients through the University of Oklahoma Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
     
Gomez completed a fellowship in child abuse and neglect through the OU College of Medicine section of pediatric psychology. In the past few years, he has worked with several programs through the OU College of Medicine. These included: New Directions Treatment Program, a program that works with foster children who were removed from their homes, at least in part, for parental substance abuse; Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior (AISB) Treatment Program; Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); and the Jumpstart Clinic and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
     
Gomez completed a pediatric psychology internship with the OU College of Medicine and earned his doctorate and master's degree in clinical child psychology through the University of Kansas.
     
OU Children's Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma's largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.
     
More than 175 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children's Physicians are board certified in children's specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
     
OU Children's Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can't be helped elsewhere come to OU Children's Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children's Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children's emotional needs.

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