College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr. Schmidt studies factors contributing to resilience in high-risk youth populations. He is particularly interested in how neurobiology, cognition, personality, and social environment interact to promote resilience and facilitate treatment within justice-involved youth and adolescents experiencing traumatic brain injuries. He uses a variety of methodological approaches and is very open to interdisciplinary collaboration. Dr. Schmidt received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at the University of Minnesota and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to joining the TTU faculty he was an Assistant Professor in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Sam Houston State University.
Recent scholarship: Mattos, L. A., Schmidt, A. T., Henderson, C. E., & Hogue, A. T. Therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome in the outpatient treatment of urban adolescents: The role of callous-unemotional traits. Manuscript forthcoming in Psychotherapy.