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Raj, Jeslina J.

School of Medicine
Psychiatry
(210) 562-5413
raj@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Jeslina J Raj, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Raj received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University and completed her clinical psychology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She then completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M University School of Medicine.

Dr. Raj provides evidence based behavioral and psychological interventions to patients in primary care medical settings as part of an integrated approach to health care and evidence based psychosocial interventions to help patients and families maintain emotional well-being and cope with the stressors associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

She performs psychological evaluations on patients waiting to receive organ transplants and provides evidence based interventions for transplant patients who have difficulty maintaining their sobriety. Furthermore, she evaluates patients waiting to undergo bariatric surgery and provides behavioral treatment to help patients maintain their weight loss after surgery.

She is the lead trainer for the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for the department. Dr. Raj supervises psychology residents and conducts seminars for them on drug and alcohol assessments and interventions as part of the accredited psychology internship program at UTHSCSA. She provides evidence based interventions to patients who have problems with drugs and alcohol, patients diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome and other repetitive behavioral disorders. Dr. Raj is the primary therapist in research studies involving drug and alcohol use disorders in adults and in ongoing Department of Defense funded research studies and clinical trials in the areas of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

4/2013 - Present Assistant Professor/Research The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

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