Stevie Puckett-Perez, PhD, ABPP $$

Pediatric Psychologist - Gastroenterology (GI)

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Stevie Puckett-Perez, Ph.D., is a licensed pediatric psychologist at Children’s Health who specializes in caring for children with gastrointestinal conditions. She sees patients in both the outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting, assessing and providing treatment for pain and illness management, coping and adjustment, mood and behavioral concerns, toileting issues, and adherence concerns. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, bio-behavioral, and hypnotherapeutic techniques to support children in feeling in more control of their conditions and overall wellbeing.

Dr. Puckett-Perez received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sam Houston State University. She earned her doctorate in school psychology from Texas A & M University. She completed a psychology internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City and a postdoctoral fellowship program in pediatric psychology at Children’s Health.

Dr. Puckett-Perez actively participates in research projects at Children’s Health looking at how procedures, diets and treatments affect the psychosocial health of children. She has presented at local, national and international conferences on various pediatric psychology topics, helping other medical professionals stay up-to-date on the latest knowledge. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Dallas Psychological Association (DPA), and contributes to the development of psychologists in training as an attending supervisor.  

Education and Training

Children's Medical Center Dallas (2013), Psychology
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2014), Psychology
Graduate School
Texas A&M University (2013)
Board Certification
American Board of Professional Psychology


  • Publications

    • Effect of retention in elementary grades on transition to middle school. Im MH, Hughes JN, Kwok OM, Puckett S, Cerda CA J Sch Psychol 2013 Jun 51 3 349-65

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