Erin Girio-Herrera


Associate Professor


Contact Info

LA 3124


Ph.D. & M.A. in Clinical
Psychology (Child specialization),
Ohio University, 2010

B.A. in Psychology &
Business Administration,
Lycoming College, 2002

Pre-doctoral clinical internship & post-doctoral fellowship,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Medical Center

Post-doctoral fellowship,
University of Miami

Areas of Expertise

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Intervention and Program Development and Evaluation

Parent Barriers to Mental Health Service Utilization

Parent Engagement in Mental Health Services

School-Based Mental Health (mental health screening; intervention; teacher consultation)

Dr. Girio-Herrera served as a Clinical Research Scientist at the Center for Intervention Research in Schools at Ohio University prior to her appointment at Towson.

Teaching Information

Dr. Girio-Herrera teaches Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology at the undergraduate level at Towson. She has also taught child-specific courses including Child and Adolescent Development and Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. Dr. Girio-Herrera also enjoys providing training and clinical supervision as she has supervised individual and group supervision, as well as school-based clinical child practice for graduate students, clinical interns, and post-doctoral fellows.


Research Interests

Dr. Girio-Herrera also has extensive training and experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation (i.e., efficacy, effectiveness, and transportability) of interventions for youth. She has participated in several federally-funded clinical research grants involving randomized-control trials examining interventions within the school setting for children and adolescents with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, and interpersonal challenges such as peer victimization. These studies have also examined the process and outcome of providing training and consultation for school staff in the implementation of interventions for youth with ADHD.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Girio-Herrera has experience providing evidence-based assessment, consultation, prevention, and intervention services for youth across a wide developmental range and among populations in clinics, schools, hospitals, and research laboratories. Her primary area of expertise and interest involves offering evidence-based interventions for youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Girio-Herrera has extensive experience providing individual and group-based parent training as well as training and consultation to school staff in the implementation of interventions for these youth. She also has experience providing individual treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders, including intensive treatment for generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive, social anxiety, specific phobia, and panic disorders.


Selected Publications

Psychological Assessment, 27, 215-227. PDF.

Psychotherapy, 51, 117-122. PDF.

Girio-Herrera, E. L., Sherman, S., Kahn, R. S., Copeland, K. (2014). Pediatricians may address barriers inadequately when referring low-income preschool-aged children to behavioral health services. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25, 406-424.

Journal of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2012.715365. PDF.

School Mental Health, 1, 16-25. PDF.