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Fairbanks Psychoanalytic

Research Collaboration

This collaboration was created in 2017 through a generous grant by UT donor, clinical social worker and psychoanalyst, Sue Fairbanks.  This research grant is being conducted by the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing, a research institute within the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.  Tina Adkins, is the Principal Investigator (PI) of this grant.

During 2017, this grant is funding a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of the Family Minds Psycho-Education Intervention for Foster Parents in partnership with UT and Upbring foster care agency.  An RCT is the gold-standard of research and will contribute to this intervention having the designation of an Evidenced-Based Practice or EBP.

The Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration (FPRC) will also hold professional "lunch-and-learn" community lectures on various psychoanalytic topics related to the field of social work and in particular, child welfare.  The FPRS will sponsor 4 of these lectures during 2017; dates and topics to be determined.

For more information on this collaboration or the RCT of Family Minds, please contact Tina Adkins at

Are you an adoptive or foster parent? Be part of the study!  Read all about it HERE

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