Dr. Colby Chlebowski

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Pronouns: she/her
Clinic Director
Licensed Psychologist (PSY25997)
SDSU Psychology Clinic



Primary Email: [email protected]


6363 Alvarado Court
Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92120


Dr. Chlebowski earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut with concentrations in neuropsychology and child clinical psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Diego.

Before joining the Psychology Department, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry working at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) and worked as a clinical psychologist in the Neurodevelopmental Behavioral Phenotyping Service at the NIMH Clinical Center.

Areas of Specialization

Therapist training and effective implementation of evidence-based interventions in community settings, with special attention to neurodevelopmental disorders, children and families, and underserved groups.

Directed Student Research

Training and Evaluation Director for San Diego Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND). 


Psychometric Assessment of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory in Children with Autism in Community Settings. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Mar 12. Martinez K, Chlebowski C, Roesch S, Stadnick NA, Villodas M, Brookman-Frazee L. PMID: 35278165.

The effectiveness of training community mental health therapists in an evidence-based intervention for ASD: Findings from a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial in outpatient and school-based mental health services. Autism. 2022 04; 26(3):678-689. Brookman-Frazee L, Chlebowski C, Villodas M, Garland A, McPherson J, Koenig Y, Roesch S. PMID: 34983251.

Use of the Vineland-3, a measure of adaptive functioning, in CLN3. Am J Med Genet A. 2022 04; 188(4):1056-1064. Dang Do AN, Thurm AE, Farmer CA, Soldatos AG, Chlebowski CE, O'Reilly JK, Porter FD. PMID: 34913584; PMCID: PMC8923945.

Psychotropic Medication Use by Children with Autism Served in Publicly Funded Mental Health Settings. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 Jun-Jul 01; 43(5):252-261. Caplan B, Chlebowski C, May G, Baker-Ericzén MJ, Connor W, Brookman-Frazee L. PMID: 34855690.

Severity modeling of propionic acidemia using clinical and laboratory biomarkers. Genet Med. 2021 08; 23(8):1534-1542. Shchelochkov OA, Manoli I, Juneau P, Sloan JL, Ferry S, Myles J, Schoenfeld M, Pass A, McCoy S, Van Ryzin C, Wenger O, Levin M, Zein W, Huryn L, Snow J, Chlebowski C, Thurm A, Kopp JB, Chen KY, Venditti CP. PMID: 34007002; PMCID: PMC8354856.

Characterizing therapist delivery of evidence-based intervention strategies in publicly funded mental health services for children with autism spectrum disorder: Differentiating practice patterns in usual care and AIM HI delivery. Autism. 2021 08; 25(6):1709-1720. Hurwich-Reiss E, Chlebowski C, Lind T, Martinez K, Best KM, Brookman-Frazee L. PMID: 33779320; PMCID: PMC8462984.

Chromoanasynthesis as a cause of Jacobsen syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 11; 182(11):2533-2539. Anzick S, Thurm A, Burkett S, Velez D, Cho E, Chlebowski C, Virtaneva K, Bruno D, Martin CB, Lang DM, Brooks B, Martens C, McDermott DH, Murphy PM. PMID: 32841469.

Impact of Therapist Training on Parent Attendance in Mental Health Services for Children with ASD. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2022 Mar-Apr; 51(2):230-241. Dickson KS, Chlebowski C, Haine-Schlagel R, Ganger B, Brookman-Frazee L. PMID: 32816564; PMCID: PMC7987108.

Training Community Therapists to Deliver an Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Changes in Caregiver Outcomes and Mediating Role on Child Outcomes. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 03; 60(3):355-366. Brookman-Frazee L, Chlebowski C, Villodas M, Roesch S, Martinez K. PMID: 32755632.

Neurodevelopmental Characterization of Young Children Diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Disease, Type C1. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2020 Jun/Jul; 41(5):388-396. Thurm A, Chlebowski C, Joseph L, Farmer C, Adedipe D, Weiss M, Wiggs E, Farhat N, Bianconi S, Berry-Kravis E, Porter FD. PMID: 32073546; PMCID: PMC7592416.

Characterizing Shared and Unique Implementation Influences in Two Community Services Systems for Autism: Applying the EPIS Framework to Two Large-Scale Autism Intervention Community Effectiveness Trials. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 03; 47(2):176-187. Brookman-Frazee L, Chlebowski C, Suhrheinrich J, Finn N, Dickson KS, Aarons GA, Stahmer A. PMID: 30905009; PMCID: PMC6756990.

Emergent life events in the delivery of a caregiver-mediated evidence-based intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder in publicly funded mental health services. Autism. 2020 07; 24(5):1286-1299. Lind T, Lau AS, Gomez C, Rodriguez A, Guan K, Chlebowski C, Zhang A, Chorpita B, Brookman-Frazee L. PMID: 32003224; PMCID: PMC8115197.

Using stakeholder perspectives to guide systematic adaptation of an autism mental health intervention for Latinx families: A qualitative study. J Community Psychol. 2020 05; 48(4):1194-1214. Chlebowski C, Hurwich-Reiss E, Wright B, Brookman-Frazee L. PMID: 31816103; PMCID: PMC7261618.

Concordance of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, second and third editions. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2020 01; 64(1):18-26. Farmer C, Adedipe D, Bal VH, Chlebowski C, Thurm A. PMID: 31657503; PMCID: PMC6941197.