Miya Barnett

University of California, Santa Barbara


Miya Barnett is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at University of Miami, Mailman Center for Child Development. As a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, Dr. Barnett was involved in the NIMH-funded 4KEEPS Study, which investigated the implementation of evidence-based practices within a large-scale reform of children’s mental health services. Dr. Barnett specializes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and she has provided PCIT training and consultation for community clinicians nationally and internationally. She is interested in how dissemination and implementation science can be leveraged to decrease mental health service disparities for ethnic minority children and families. She currently has an Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award from the NIMH investigating how lay health workers can improve engagement in PCIT for Latino families served in community-mental health settings.