APA-approved Predoctoral Internship - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S. in Clinical Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S. in Journalism - Northwestern University
B.S. in Psychology - Northwestern University
Dr. Medrano's clinical training has emphasized evidence-based therapy with diverse clientele and presenting problems. As a native Spanish speaker, he is a bicultural and bilingual provider. In addition to seeing individual clients and couples, he is also the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group supervisor at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In the role, he oversees the training of TFI's student-therapists in their delivery of DBT, an empirically supported therapy.
Dr. Medrano is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and a member of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association.
His peer-reviewed research has focused on how both the family environment and parent functioning influence how well children cope with chronic pain. This research has illustrated the importance of both maternal and paternal involvement in a child's healthcare, and how the stress of one person's health can influence every family member.