J. Scholwinski, Ph.D., founder of the School & Family
Institute, has been practicing as a licensed psychologist in the
Central Texas area since 1987. He established the
Institute in 1995, to house an out-patient clinic and to provide
an organization for related consultation and training services.
Scholwinski has over 35 years of experience in the field of
mental health. He has held professional positions in
private treatment facilities and in state hospitals and MHMR
clinics. He received his doctoral degree at Texas A&M
University in 1985 and was on the faculty of the Department of
Educational Psychology at Texas A&M during his doctoral
Scholwinski has been a member of the School Psychology Program
faculty in the Department of Educational Administration and
Psychological Services at Texas State University for 20
years. His primary work has been the training of highly
qualified specialist-level school psychology practitioners at
Texas State. In this role, he has helped to prepare over
500 graduates for practice in Texas public schools. Dr.
Scholwinski has taught graduate courses in cognitive and
personality assessment, child and adolescent psychopathology,
roles and functions of the school psychologist, and school
consultation. He has provided site supervision to Texas
State practicum students and interns in public schools and other
settings across Texas.
Scholwinski has been actively engaged in research which includes
the evaluation and treatment of the emotional problems of
childhood with special emphasis on attention disorders, learning
differences, and autism. He has served on a wide variety
of boards and commissions and is a Past President of the Texas
Association of School Psychologists.