University of California, Riverside

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Dr. Emma Girard

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - Psychiatry

Dr. Emma Girard

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Education and Training

  • Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, California
  • M.A., Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, California
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California


Dr. Emma Girard, Psy.D., is a health sciences assistant clinical professor of psychiatry with the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and a psychologist with the Country of Riverside.

Girard attended the University of California, Riverside, earning her B.A. in psychology, then went on to earn a M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, California.

She is a certified master trainer in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT).

Girard has worked as a senior clinical psychologist with the Riverside County Department of Mental Health, working with local agencies and school districts to provide on-site psychological therapy services throughout the county. She is also a successful child, individual, marriage and family psychologist.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.

Research Interests

Girard's interests include parent-child interaction therapy.


  • Bright Idea Award, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School for Mobile Prevention and Early Intervention Services, 2015.
  • Challenge Award, Prevention & Early Intervention Mental Health Mobil Services, California State Association of Counties, Challenge Award, 2013.
  • Excellence in Dissemination of Parent-Child Interaction therapy, Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Children's Services, 2008.

Selected Publications

  • Pitel, J, Provance, E, & Kerslake, Social and Emotional Well-Being: The Foundation For School Readiness. WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention, Case Study 19 & 39. 2006.

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