The mission of the School & Family Institute is to provide advocacy, training, and therapy for parents, children, and families and to enhance the skill and knowledge base of professionals working in educational or therapeutic relationships with children and/or families.

The Institute is dedicated to providing quality continuing education and consultation for educators, mental health and allied health professionals.  Training is provided at the Institute or on-site at schools, at institutions, or agencies, or by national or regional presentation.

The Institute celebrates the diversity of individuals by producing documentary films that capture the similarities and differences of people from all walks of life.  The Institute also reviews and recommends quality age-appropriate books, games and toys which are chosen to enhance the quality of communication and family life.


Edward J. Scholwinski, Ph.D., founder of the School & Family Institute, has been practicing as a licensed psychologist in the Central Texas area since 1987.  He established the Institute in 1995, to house an out-patient clinic and to provide an organization for related consultation and training services.

Dr. Scholwinski has over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health.  He has held professional positions in private treatment facilities and in state hospitals and MHMR clinics.  He received his doctoral degree at Texas A&M University in 1985 and was on the faculty of the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M during his doctoral training.

Dr. Scholwinski has been a member of the School Psychology Program faculty in the Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services at Texas State University for 20 years.  His primary work has been the training of highly qualified specialist-level school psychology practitioners at Texas State.  In this role, he has helped to prepare over 500 graduates for practice in Texas public schools.  Dr. Scholwinski has taught graduate courses in cognitive and personality assessment, child and adolescent psychopathology, roles and functions of the school psychologist, and school consultation.  He has provided site supervision to Texas State practicum students and interns in public schools and other settings across Texas.

Dr. Scholwinski has been actively engaged in research which includes the evaluation and treatment of the emotional problems of childhood with special emphasis on attention disorders, learning differences, and autism.  He has served on a wide variety of boards and commissions and is a Past President of the Texas Association of School Psychologists.






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