Karina Muro, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Karina Muro, Ph.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Supervisor

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Clinical Psychology



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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Behavioral Health Center
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Muro uses a strengths-based and recovery oriented cognitive behavioral approach and encourages autonomy and empowerment for the clients and families she works with. Dr. Muro's work in psychosis and trauma utilizes a coordinated specialty care model with the use of evidenced based practices. Most importantly, Dr. Muro focuses on a cultural humility approach when working with clients and families from various diverse backgrounds.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Muro is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in early psychosis care and trauma treatment. Dr. Muro is a fluent Spanish speaking psychologist who provides bilingual services to Latinx clients and families. Dr. Muro provides Spanish consultation/supervision and develops appropriate assessment and treatment protocols for delivering Spanish services. Dr. Muro is a clinical supervisor at the UCD Early Psychosis Programs and supports the training of pre-doctoral Trauma and Adolescent Mental Illness (TAMI) interns. Dr. Muro participates in community outreach workshops to enhance psychosis screening in the community and psychoeducation about psychosis.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Muro's teaching and research interests include Latinx cultural and linguistic considerations, improving mental health and psychosis literacy among youth and families, and enhancement of consultation/supervision/training for delivering Spanish language services. Dr. Muro's teaching and training efforts focuses on teaching providers how to implement early psychosis care interventions, utilize gold-standard assessments for psychosis, and support measurement-based treatment care in community health clinics.


Clinical Psychologist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA 2010

Other School

M.A., Psychology, Fuller School of Psychology, Pasadena CA 2013

Other School

Ph.D., Psychology, Fuller School of Psychology, Pasadena CA 2018


UC Davis CAARE/Psychiatry; Tami Track, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2016-2017


UC Davis SacEDAPT Clinic, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2017-2020

Charles E. Fuller Scholarship (2010-2016),

H. Newton and Suzanne Malony Scholarship, 2012

School of Psychology Fuller Scholarship, 2011, 2012

Davis Memorial Scholarship, 2011

Tully LM, Muro K, Hakasui C, Smith L. Use of Technology in the treatment of delusions. Hardy K, Turkington D (Ed). Decoding Delusions: Demystifying clinical interventions for working with strongly held beliefs, American Psychiatric Association.

Muro K, Choi D, Nunes M, Reyes J, Rojas-Flores L. The Role of Parental Attachment Among Salvadorian Adolescents Exposed to Community Violence. Presented poster at the 29th International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Conference, Philadephia PA. 2013 Nov.

Rojas-Flores L, Choi DY, Kulzer R, Muro K, Reyes J, Nunes M, Dueck A. A linguistic Text Analysis of the Expression of Emotion in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Adults with Chronic Schizophrenia. Presented poster at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Integration Symposium, Pasadena CA. 2012 Feb.

Muro K, Adams T, Yates E, Kim J, Foy JG. History of Family Reading Problems and Early Reading. Presented poster at the 91st Annual Convention of Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles CA. 2011 May.

Adams T, Aranas Y, McFarland A, Muro K, Sei Y, Foy JG. Correlation between Working Memory Performance and Classroom Behavior in Kindergarteners. Presented poster at Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Stanford CA. 2010 May.

Cannons B, Muro K. Interactions of Phonology and Morphology in Childhood Reading Ability. Presented poster at Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Stanford CA. 2010 May.