Victor Loos, PhD, LSSP
Undergraduate: Dallas Bible College, BA in Greek/Hebrew
Graduate: University of Texas at Arlington MA in Sociolinguistics
University of North Texas MA in Clinical Psychology
University of North Texas Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Galveston Family Institute
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Approved Supervisor (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
Victor Loos, Ph.D., LSSP Director, has extensive experience working with at-risk youth and their families. He served as Clinical Faculty and Coordinator of Training at Galveston Family Institute (now Houston Galveston Institute) for 5 years, with a primary focus on at-risk populations. His primary case-load while at GFI involved clients from the CYS Youth Runaway Prevention Project, adolescents from the Harris County Juvenile Probation Family Intervention Program, victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse through Harris County CPS, and families referred by Communities -In-Schools workers. He currently serves as Director of Counselor Training at Deer Park I.S.D., is Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine where he coordinates two federal grants training teachers and counselors in local school districts to work with at-risk students, and he remains a consultant for Harris County Department of Education for dealing with particularly difficult cases. He has a special interest in serving the Hispanic youth who are at-risk for substance abuse, runaway, and social failure.
Dr. Loos maintains an active professional role training other mental health professionals how to effectively work with difficult clients and their families. This has included local involvement (immediate-past president of the Houston Psychological Association and board member of the Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), as well as state and national involvement through workshops and publications. He is a licensed psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified substance abuse counselor, and an Approved AAMFT Supervisor for family therapy. He is fluent in Spanish. He is the recent recipient of the Outstanding School Psychologist Award (2004) for the state of Texas from the Texas Association of School Psychologists.