J.A. Mulick, PhD
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
The post-doctoral training program in Pediatric Psychology at Nationwide Children's Hospital is conducted under the auspices of the Department of Psychology, Children's Hospital and the Division of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University. The training program is designed to provide clinical and research training to develop advanced competencies in the specialty area of pediatric psychology, with a subspecialty in early childhood, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. IND Fellows are trained to address the biopsychosocial needs of children and their families, with an emphasis on ecobehavioral and physiological frameworks of understanding and intervention. Under the mentorship of James A. Mulick, Ph.D., the goal of this program is to prepare fellows for independent practice as scientist-practitioners in pediatric psychology, with a specialty area in early childhood, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities, in medical, academic and/or developmental settings.
OSU student practicum supervision experience and numerous independent and collaborative research opportunities in developmental disabilities are available at Children's Hospital and affiliated agencies. Affiliated agencies include the Nisonger Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders on the OSU main campus and the Heinzerling Memorial Foundation and Developmental Center which serves a unique population of severely handicapped children and adults.
Nationwide Children's Hospital houses the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU), which includes over 70 full-time faculty members in 13 separate academic divisions. Children's Hospital is the only pediatric tertiary health care provider in central Ohio. The hospital is one of the largest pediatric facilities in the United States. It is certified as a Level I trauma center and serves as the major pediatric referral center for south central Ohio, with a catchment area that extends into West Virginia and Kentucky. The hospital serves many children with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities and a wide variety of developmental disabilities. Fellows are able to interact with professionals and patients from urban, suburban, and rural settings.
The Division of Psychology includes nine psychologists, who all hold academic appointments in the Department of Pediatrics in the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health. The division provides diverse inpatient and outpatient clinical services, and supports active research programs. The division houses a predoctoral internship in pediatric and clinical child psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. There are seven interns, three of whom are located at the hospital. The division also supports several post-doctoral fellows; fellowships in pediatric psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, and pediatric psychology with a subspecialty in early childhood, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
The majority of the intern's outpatient clinical work will take place at the Developmental Assessment Program (DAP), located in the same building as the Center for Autism Disorders. Additional facility information is available for Children's Hospital.
Specific questions about the early childhood, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities track within the pediatric psychology training program should be directed via email to Dr. Mulick.