Tina Adkins, Ph.D.

Tina Adkins, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Tina Adkins, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and is the director of the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy. Adkins has worked her entire career in the field of child welfare. She began as a child protective services worker and went on to become a counselor and then specialize in attachment and child development. She went to London to learn about cutting-edge, child-welfare interventions and obtained two of her degrees from University College London and the Anna Freud Center. For her dissertation, she worked with Central Texas foster parents to create a practical, promising intervention for foster and adoptive parents called “Family Minds.” She has an MA in Counseling from Texas State University, an MS in Developmental Psychoanalytic Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychoanalytic Studies from University College London (UCL).

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Child welfare, attachment, child development, foster care.

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychoanalytic Studies, University College London
  • M.S., Developmental Psychoanalytic Psychology, University College London
  • M.A., Counseling, Texas State University

Research

Contact

John W. Hargis Hall (JHH)

Room:1.206
Phone:512-471-9420
Email:tina.adkins@austin.utexas.edu

Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1823 Red River St. 1.206
STOP F0100
Austin, TX 78712