Elizabeth Solomon Loyola, Psy.D.
- Associate Training Director, Clinical Child Psychology Internship Program
UC Davis School of Medicine
3331 Power Inn Rd, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95826
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
Working with children, adolescents, and parents is a unique opportunity to provide families with support during an important time in life. Using a collaborative and empathic approach, I work hard alongside my clients to make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. It's important to meet each person where they are at and help them meet their unique goals.
Dr. Elizabeth Loyola is a child clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where she also completed her postdoctoral training. Dr. Loyola currently provides a range of psychological services, including individual, group, and family therapy and psychological assessment to youth ages 0-21 and their families at the Sacramento County Children's Mental Health Clinic. In addition, Dr. Loyola is involved in leading Social Skills groups at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Dr. Loyola's clinical and research interests focus on complex trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, and psychological assessment. She also has an interest in teaching, supervision, and training future psychologists and psychiatrists.
Dr. Loyola's clinical and research interests focus on complex trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, and psychological assessment. She is also involved in ongoing collaborative research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic through Stanford University School of Medicine.
Psy.D., PGSP - Stanford PsyD Consortium, Palo Alto CA 2016
M.S., PGSP - Stanford PsyD Consortium, Palo Alto CA 2014
B.A., UC Davis, Davis CA 2008
Internship: Clinical Psychology, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Los Angeles CA 2015-2016
Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, UC Davis Health, Sacramento CA 2016-2017
California Board of Psychology,
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),
American Psychological Association (APA)
California Psychological Association
Sacramento Valley Psychological Association
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53)
Select Recent Publications
Uljareviæ M, Phillips JM, Schuck R, Schapp S, Solomon EM, Salzman E, Allerhand L, Libove RA, Frazier TW, Hardan AY. Exploring Social Subtypes in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Preliminary Study. Autism Research. 2020 August;13(8):1335-1342. doi:10.1002/aur.2294.
Phillips JM, Uljareviæ M, Schuck R, Schapp S, Solomon EM, Salzman E, Allerhand L, Libove RA, Frazier TW, Hardan AY. Development of the Stanford Social Dimensions Scale (SSDS): Initial validation in autism spectrum disorder and in neurotypicals. Mol Autism. 2019 Dec 18;10:48. doi:10.1186/s13229-019-0298-9. eCollection 2019.
Phillips JM, Uljareviæ M, Schapp S, Solomon E, Schuck RK, Allerhand L, Salzman EE, Frazier TW, Libove R, Hardan AY. Development of the Stanford Social Dimensions Scale (SSDS): Initial validation in autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the International Society of Autism Research, Montreal, Canada. 2019 May.
Solomon E, Wheeler C, Peerson S, Long R. A client-centered approach to psychological testing feedback with youth. Presented at the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association Annual Convention, Sacramento, CA. 2018 October.
Phillips JM, Schapp S, Solomon E, Salzman E, Allerhand L, Blasey C, Frazier TW, Hardan AY. Measuring Social Motivation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX. 2017 March.
Salzman E, Schapp S, Solomon E, Frazier T, Phillips J, Hardan A, Gengoux G. The lasting effects of a 12-week group parent education model in Pivotal Response Treatment. Poster presented at the annual convention of the International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT. 2015 May.
Solomon E, Carrion V, Rettger J, Garrett A. Predictors of comorbid Depressive Disorders in youth with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Diego, CA. 2014 October.
Solomon E, Markus I. A clinician's guide to treating adolescents with Cannabis Use Disorders. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. 2014 May.