ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Freddy A. Paniagua earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and a postdoctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a retired, tenured professor from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and currently adjunct professor, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston,, where he served as program director of Child Psychiatry Inpatient Service. At UTMB, Dr. Paniagua spent many years providing clinical services with emphasis on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of emotionally troubled children and adolescents, as well as counseling parents with the exploration of positive or happy ways to deal with the stressor that often results from either a separation or a divorce. , as well as counseling parents with the exploration of positive or happy ways to deal with the stressor that often results from either a separation or a divorce.

Dr. Paniagua is licensed to practice psychology in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, with life-status membership. Dr. Paniagua has published more than 50 scientific articles, many of them addressing emotionally troubled children and adolescents.

Dr. Paniagua is the author of two textbooks and served as the first editor of a third major textbook. These textbooks, which can be found in most major university libraries in the U.S., are widely used in mental health undergraduate and graduate training programs in the United States and abroad, as well as in continuing education programs designed for mental health practitioners in the United States.