Pediatric Psychology :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pediatric Psychology

Clinical Services Overview

Pediatric psychologists at Nationwide Children's are experts in providing specialized assessment and intervention services for children and adolescents with medical conditions and their families within various settings:  in the outpatient care setting, inpatient medical units of the hospital, and  as part of the interdisciplinary medical teams in specialty clinics. Pediatric psychologists focus on the relationship between children’s cognitive, social and emotional functioning and their physical well-being.

Pediatric Psychology Outpatient Services

Pediatric Psychology provides outpatient services in our Psychology Clinic for children, adolescents, and their families needing assistance with:

  • Assessment and intervention for coping and adjustment to chronic or acute medical conditions including anxiety and depression related to medical conditions
  • Promotion of positive health behaviors such as lifestyle changes, good sleep habits, and regular school attendance following chronic illness diagnosis
  • Adherence to medical regimens, including medications, nutrition, exercise and other therapies
  • Pain management interventions including biofeedback and relaxation training for pain conditions and anxiety disorders related to medical conditions
  • Psychoeducational testing for children with suspected learning disabilities

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Section Chief

Eric M. Butter, PhD

Eric M. Butter, PhD

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Referral Information

If you think your child or family could benefit from Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please call (614) 355-8080 or request an appointment.

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Psychology Has Moved

Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology have moved from Timken Hall. To get to our new location, take the G elevators to the 3rd floor.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000