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PCIT Global Trainer - Catherine Roring, Ph.D.

Catherine Roring, Ph.D.

Licensed School Psychologist

Certified PCIT Global Trainer

Born & Raised

Born in N.E. Ohio, Grew up in Texas

Undergraduate Education

Texas A&M University

Graduate Training

Oklahoma State University


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Dr. Catherine Roring is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has been practicing since 2013.  Dr. Roring was born in Ohio, moved to Texas as a young child and attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate education (gig ‘em!).  She completed her B.A in psychology in 2008.  As an undergraduate, Dr. Roring volunteered with the special education program in College Station Independent School District and became interested in school psychology.  In the Fall of 2008, she began her graduate studies in the APA approved School Psychology Doctoral Program at Oklahoma State University.  She received her Master’s in Science in Educational Psychology in 2009 and completed her doctoral coursework in 2012. 


During her graduate work, Dr. Roring completed three years of practicums within Stillwater Public Schools.  She also worked as a graduate assistant teaching undergraduate courses at OSU, coordinating programs at the university’s Reading and Math Center and as a research assistant on an academic intervention research team.  Dr. Roring also served as an academic facilitator for OSU’s football team (Go Pokes!) for three years.  During her final year of graduate studies, Dr. Roring served as a Response to Intervention (RTI) consultant for statewide implementation within a grant funded through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.


Upon completing her coursework, Dr. Roring matched within the APA approved internship program (APPIC) at Dallas Independent School District, where she provided behavioral intervention and therapy to two elementary schools and a middle school in Southeast Dallas.  She also served on the district RTI implementation team and provided assessments for children who were being assessed for special education services eligibility.  In addition, Dr. Roring was a member of a research team which examined the internalizing and externalizing symptoms of children within the alternative education and probationary system within DISD. 


Upon completing her internship and dissertation, Dr. Roring was hired as a tenure-track professor in the psychology department of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.  As a professor, she teaches within the school psychology graduate program.  She became the program coordinator for the school psychometry program in 2015 and the program coordinator for the school psychology program in 2020.  Dr. Roring was tenured in 2019.  She is the university representative for the Oklahoma School Psychology Association (OSPA) and has also served on their dyslexia committee. Dr. Roring has served as Faculty Senate President for ECU as well as numerous other leadership positions on university-wide committees. 


Dr. Roring completed her post-doctoral work at Norman Counseling Clinic and became licensed as a Health Service Psychologist (HSP) in 2017 and opened her private practice.  Within his practice, she specializes in PCIT, behavioral consultation with schools, autism evaluations and providing special education eligibility evaluations to local schools.  


Dr. Roring began training with Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Incorporated in 2019.  She has trained on-location internationally and has trained clinicians from all over the United States via in-person, virtual and online modalities.  Providing evidence-based intervention strategies to clinicians and parents is her passion.  Dr. Roring enjoys opportunities to guide more and more clinicians through the PCIT process to reach as many children as possible in their respective communities.


In addition to her work within the field of psychology in and out of the classroom, Dr. Roring gets to conduct her own informal twin studies at home with her fellow-psychologist husband and their two sets of twins (!).  She is a mother of six, and loves spending time with her family.  Dr. Roring also loves to travel, read, watch college football and going to the theater. She is active in her church and at her children’s school. 

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