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Harrell W. Woodson, PhD

Vice President, Clinical Services

Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

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Harrell Woodson, PhD, is vice president of Clinical Services at Menninger and an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Prior to being appointed vice president, he served as associate chief of Outpatient Services. In that role, he re-invigorated the division by significantly expanding the continuum of outpatient services and increasing clinical staff. He joined Menninger in 2006 as the director of the Hope Program for Adults
Prior to joining Menninger, Dr. Woodson served on the executive team of Austin State Hospital as the director of Specialty Psychiatric Services. He provided clinical and operational oversight for multiple programs for adults, adolescents and children with an average daily census of 130 inpatients. He has also directed a long-term residential rehabilitation program for more than 90 adults and adolescents with co-occurring psychiatric and developmental disorders at the Austin State Living Center. 
Dr. Woodson has more than 35 years of experience in the field of mental health in community, residential, outpatient and hospital settings in both the public and private sectors. He is committed to an evidence-based approach to mental healthcare, program development and clinical operations. His clinical interests include in-depth personality assessment and consultation on complex cases. He is dedicated to clinical and administrative leadership development as key to advancing the strategic goals of any organization.  
Dr. Woodson received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a master’s degree in Counseling as well as a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his internship in clinical psychology at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio.