Dr. Rachel Schumacher

Breakout Speaker

Dr. Rachel Schumacher, PhD, LP

Munroe-Meyer Institute
Assistant Professor, Child Psychologist


Rachel Schumacher, PhD is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. Rachel received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. She has completed specialized training in screening, diagnosing, and treating autism spectrum disorders in early childhood and is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Her clinical and research interests include early identification and intervention, including behavioral parent training, for common childhood problems. She values working within a collaborative, systems approach to facilitate clients’ most optional development by strengthening supports across all familial, educational, medical, and community contexts. Rachel is also passionate about translating research to practice and policy and disseminating effective psychological services and tools to practitioners and families.