Michael Selders, Ph.D.

Michael Selders, Ph.D.

  • Psychiatry
  • Culturally Responsive Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Psychological and Personality Testing


Michael Selders, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy; psychological and personality testing, assessment, and evaluation; and multicultural counseling competencies in psychology.

Dr. Selders earned his doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Loyola University Chicago. He completed postdoctoral training in counseling psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center and in psychology at the VA North Texas Health Care System.

He also earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling and behavioral studies with a concentration in marriage and family therapy at Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana.

A licensed psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Selders currently serves as Chief of Psychology at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He also serves on several committees, including as Co-Chair of UT Southwestern’s Anti-Racism Advocacy Committee, and on Parkland’s Behavioral Health Leadership Team.

He has delivered national and regional invited lectures and published original research articles related to his areas of expertise.

Personal Note

When he’s not at work, Dr. Selders enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, exercising, and cycling.

License Information

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Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Southern University A&M (1997-1999), Counseling Psychology
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Southern University A&M (1997-1999)
  • Internship - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (2004-2005), Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate School - Loyola University Chicago (2000-2006), Counseling Psychology
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Loyola University Chicago (2000-2006)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Association of Black Psychologists

Clinical Focus

  • Culturally Responsive Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Psychological and Personality Testing
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Multicultural Counseling

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