Barbara A. Rila Ph.D. PDF Print E-mail


Licensed Psychologist
Texas License Number 2-2888
3530 Forest Lane, Suite 325
Dallas, Texas 75234
(972) 243-5817
812 Main St.
PO Box 268
Rankin, Texas 79778
          University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
                    Ph.D., August 1983
          Major: Counseling Psychology, Minor: Experimental Psychology
                    A.P.A. approved program
          Huron College, Huron, South Dakota
          Bachelor of Arts, May 1974.
                    Majors: Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy
Professional Practice Activities
(July 1985 to Present)
Treatment and Psychological Evaluation
·                 adults
·                 children, including 0-3 years of age
·                 specialties include –
·                 trauma
Forensic Work
·                 Court ordered evaluation and treatment
·                 Complex custody and abuse cases
Barbara A. Rila, Ph.D.
·                 private practice, 1985 to present
·                 adoption agency, 1989 to 1992
Training and Instruction
·                 training provided locally and nationally; see attached list
·                 adjunct Professor, University of North Texas
·                 supervising school psychologist
·                 resource to media on child and family issues
1983-1988    Dallas County Schools: performed psychological evaluations of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed children and youth for Special Education. Provided supervision of other school psychologists.
1984-1985    Dallas Child Guidance Center: provided therapy and evaluation services for abused children and their families on contract basis.
Committee Service
Texas Association of Infant Mental Health, Board Member, 2001 – 2005.
Dallas Psychological Association, President, 2000 – 2001.
Dallas Psychological Association, Executive Committee, 1999 – 2002.
Dallas Psychological Association, Trustee, 2002 – 2003.
Treatment Methods Advisory Committee, Chair-Elect, 1994 to 1996.                                                                                                                                                            for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, Inc. (ATTACh), Chair of Steering Committee, Board President 1990-1992, Board Member 1992 to 1995.
Post Adoption Services Advisory Committee Chair, 1989 to 1992.
for the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
Ordained Elder, Presbyterian Church, providing church leadership on session and chairing a variety of church committees.
Barbara A. Rila, Ph.D.
The Attachment Disordered Adoptee, in Creating Kinship, 1997