Sheila M. Eyberg, PhD

Title: Psychology Educator

Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States

Sheila Eyberg has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology education.

Dr. Eyberg was inspired by a television show that featured a psychologist she watched as a child with getting her involved in the profession. It was this introduction to the field that lead her to her academic pursuits in psychology. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1967 and continued at the University of Oregon to receive a Master of Arts in clinical psychology in 1970. In 1972, she rounded out her education by graduating from the institution with a PhD in clinical psychology. From 1971 to 1972, Dr. Eyberg served as a psychology intern at Oregon Health & Science University. Over the next two years, she served as a resident in pediatric psychology before joining the faculty as an assistant professor. In 1981, Dr. Eyberg rose to the rank of associate professor at the institution.

From 1984 to 1985, Dr. Eyberg provided her expertise as a visiting associate professor at the University of Florida. From 1985 to 2011, she taught at the institution, first starting as an affiliate professor of pediatrics and psychology and later becoming the associated chair for research with the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. In 2011, Dr. Eyberg retired and was named a distinguished professor emerita. Though retired, she remains dedicated to the field as a professor at CHP. Her accomplishments in her career include developing the parent-child interaction therapy intervention method. She has received many accolades for her work, including the William N. Friedrich Memorial Lecture Award from the Mayo Clinic, the Trailblazer Award from the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and the Nicholas Hobbs Award from the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice.


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