Dr. Michael Gomez

Center for Superheroes

Dr. Michael GomezDr. Michael Gomez is a Licensed Psychologist (in both the state of Texas and Oklahoma) and Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics Department of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed his doctoral work at the University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program, one of the top clinical child psychology training programs in the United States. He completed his pre and post-doctoral fellowships in Pediatric Psychology at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), one of the top training sites for child trauma in the world. Dr. Gomez’s research interests are child maltreatment, foster children, autism spectrum disorders, and children/adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

Dr. Gomez’s specialty are in the following areas:

  • One of 70 Nationally Certified Trainers in TF-CBT
  • A member of the OUHSC training team for Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Adolescents (PSB-A)
  • Trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Trained in Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC) Model
  • Trained in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Trained in Behavioral Activation Therapy for Depression
  • Trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression
  • Dr. Gomez is in process to sit for Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Certification Spring 2018
  • Trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Trained in Seeking Safety
  • Affiliate Member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – Only 3 affiliate sites exist in the state of Texas
  • Trainer in Evidence Based Assessment of Traumatized Children
  • Trainer in Evidence Based Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Gomez is one of a dozen people in the United States who makes up the Trauma and Autism Community of Practice for the NCTSN. Dr. Gomez is one of only a handful of people in the United States trained to assess and differentiate traumatic stress and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a formal psychological evaluation. No other provider in this region of the country can do this.