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Amy Izuno-Garcia, PhD

Amy Izuno-Garcia, PhD

Biography

Dr. Amy (Barton) Izuno-Garcia received her B.S. in Brain and Behavioral Sciences at Purdue University and graduated from the University of Houston in 2022 with a PhD in School Psychology after completing her doctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Loveland in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In this role, she completes comprehensive autism evaluations as well as group and individual therapy services for autistic people of all ages.

Education

PhD, University of Houston, 2022

BS, Purdue University, 2016


Research Description

Dr. Izuno-Garcia's research directly benefits her clinical work. Specifically, she investigates ways to improve outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families through the provision of high-quality assessment, intervention, and consultative services. To this ender dissertation examined the use of evidence-based practices by general education teachers for their students on the autism spectrum. Under the supervision of Dr. Loveland, Dr. Izuno-Garcia is investigating novel approaches to screening of autism in adulthood and for the treatment of social anxiety in autistic adults.