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B.A. with distincton and highest honors, Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUndergraduate,
1989 - 1993
M.Ed. in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, University of VirginiaGraduate,
1993 - 1994
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of VirginiaGraduate,
1993 - 1998
Pre-doctoral Internship, Neuropsychology, Family Therapy and In-Patient and Out-Patient Therapy, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital - Internship
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center - Fellowship
Forensic Psychologist, Commonwealth of Virginia
Hospital / Academic Appointments
Head Psychologist, Brown Karhan Rehabilitation Center, Austin, TX
Psychological Assessment Coordinator, Alexandria Mental Health Center, Alexandria, VA
Her publications include articles on perceptions of abuse and attachment and she has been published in The Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect and The Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. She has been involved in research projects at Duke University, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia, and Stanford University. She has a special interest in family dynamics and mentored with Dr. Dick Abidin, the author of the widely used Parenting Stress Index, for four years.
Dr. Varia is married and the mother of two young daughters. She now knows parenting stress first hand!