Dr. Susan D. Gifford, Ph.D., FICPP
As a psychologist, I am responsible for my patients' total care and for assisting them to understand the importance of their health and wellness.
Susan D. Gifford is a psychologist licensed by the State of Texas. I am both a State of Texas and a National Health Service provider. My extensive training and experience has resulted in the achievement of four diplomates. I am also a licensed Marriage and Family therapist.
About Dr. Gifford
I became a psychologist after studying science for three years in college, both biology and chemistry, and falling in love with Psychology my fourth year in college because I was enthralled by the way people develop and grow. I loved seeing the changes people can make if someone teaches them new skills on HOW to think and feel differently and to interact with others in a better way. I love the relationship I built with my patients, which over time has maintained for several generations. I chose clinical Psychology because it allowed me to best integrate my scientific background with the newest most effective cognitive approaches to help others fulfill their desired potential.
I lived most of my young life in Abilene, Texas on a ranch my grandparents owned and in the DFW area. I am one of two children. I am blessed with a loving family. My grandparents and parents were married longer than fifty years. My husband and I are focused on achieving that goal as well! We have one daughter and one granddaughter.
Though I worked in research and published during my graduate school years at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, my passion has always been clinical psychology and helping people change to meet their own goals. I also seek to serve the Lord with my faith. I have been published, been a public presenter at local and national events, have appeared on radio and television.
I live in Tarrant County – and enjoy time with family and friends. I enjoy scuba diving and swimming, china painting, and travel. I am active in community service and church with sincere thankfulness for all that I have been given in life.
Certified and Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology
Certified Health Service Provider by Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Certified Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Certified Health Service Provider by the National Register of Health Service Providers
Certified Health Service Provider by the National Registry and Board Certified Pain Providers
Diplomate, American Academy of Behavioral Medicine
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomate, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine Counseling and Psychotherapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Fellow, Prescribing Psychologists Register
FACAPP Diplomate, Board Certified, Founding Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
FICPP Diplomate, Board Certified, Fellow of the International College of Prescribing Psychologists
FICPPM Board Certified, Diplomate-Fellow of the International College of Professional Psychology and Prescribing Psychologists’ Register
American Psychological Association
Dallas Psychological Association
Ft Worth Psychological Association
Psi Chi National Honor Society
Texas Behavioral Medical Society
Academy of Psychologists in Marital, Sex & Family Therapy
American Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Diplomate
Texas Psychological Association
American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate
Certified Domestic Mediator
Certified Commercial Mediator
Prescribing Psychologists' Register, Inc.
Academy of Medical Psychology
What training has Dr. Gifford received to qualify her to treat my situation?
Dr. Susan D. Gifford is a licensed psychologist in full-time private practice. She has received the following degrees:
BS - SMU
Dr. Gifford received her undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas where she received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology and in Psychology.
MS - SMU
Dr. Gifford continued her education at SMU where she subsequently received a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology.
Dr. Gifford received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Gifford received her Fellowhsip in the International College of Prescribing Psychologists in 2000.
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