Julie Skutch, PhD, is a staff psychologist on Menninger's Hope Program for Adults. She is also an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Skutch's areas of expertise, as well as her research interests, include treating personality disorders, trauma and chronic suicidality. She has received specialized training in dialectical behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Her research has been published in Behavior Therapy, Comprehensive Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavior Assessment. Dr. Skutch has also given presentations on such topics as chronic suicidality, identity development and dysfunction and identity disturbance and suicidality.
Dr. Skutch earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State University and her master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed a pre-doctorate internship at the VA North Texas Health System in Dallas and a postdoctoral fellowship at The Menninger Clinic.
When she's not at work, you'll find Dr. Skutch practicing meditation, struggling to keep houseplants alive and indulging in the occasional Netflix binge.