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Tulsa Center for Child Psychology

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mailing address: 5110 South Yale Avenue, Suite 103, Tulsa, OK 74135
Funding: $22,000
Time on site: 36 hrs.
Primary on-site supervisor(s): Sarah Jones, Ph.D.; Tara Pyle, Ph.D.; Richard Walton, Ph.D.
Contact person: Richard Walton, Ph.D.

Tulsa Center for Child Psychology is a private for profit clinic providing a full range of psychological services to children, adolescents and their families. Dr. Richard Walton, Director of TCCP has been in independent practice since 1987. He was first a solo practitioner for 7 years and then joined Family Resource Group of Eastern Oklahoma where he provided services for the next 13 years. In 2007 he founded TCCP.

TCCP is committed to improving the quality of psychological services provided to children and adolescents in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. We are doing this through the provision of appropriate assessment and experimentally supported treatments and by being committed to improving the quality of training provided to psychologists and counselors who will be providing these services to children in our community and across the country.

In the last three years TCCP has grown to include psychologists providing services that include educational, psychological, developmental and neurological assessment, individual, play, group, and family therapy, and consultation to schools, churches, and other organizations. We serve as a training site for graduate students, both doctoral level clinical psychology students and master level counseling students. We also provide post doctoral supervision to graduates seeking licensure as a psychologist in Oklahoma.

TCCP serves a very diverse population in terms of culture, socio-economic status, and ethnicity. We serve children with mild to severe emotional, behavioral, social and developmental problems. Our growing focus on children with Autism Spectrum disorders has led us to seek out additional services from Occupational and Speech and Language Therapists. We now offer both of these services to our clients on site and are able to coordinate the psychological and ancillary services so that the families are able to be served on the same dates, reducing the stress on these families.

While we are a private practice, we provide services to a significant number of clients who are receiving state assistance. Because we are a private institution, we are able to respond to these client’s needs in unique and creative ways. For example, our “Community Liaison” maintains contact with schools and other providers, including physicians, so that these clients don’t “fall through the cracks.”

TCCP provides three full-time placements for interns. With the satisfactory completion of the Internship, the intern will be fully prepared to satisfactorily fill the role of a child psychologist in any public or private practice setting. The intern will, in a progressive fashion, have the opportunity to participate in providing the full range of services provided at TCCP.

  1. Interns will participate in vertical team supervision in which graduate students at different levels, interns, post doctoral interns, and licensed psychologists conduct case consultations.
  2. Interns will be assigned to conduct initial interviews, develop an assessment and treatment plan for the client, and carry out that plan.
  3. Interns will conduct assessments and offer diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations to several local community mental health agencies which refer clients to aide in the agency’s treatment planning process with difficult diagnostic cases or treatment resistant clients.
  4. Interns may participate in one hour of group supervision with review of session videos.
  5. Interns will spend time with the administrative staff learning how referrals are managed and scheduled, how questions about services are addressed, and how payment for services is managed.
  6. Interns will participate in the business meetings of the practice to learn firsthand how decisions are made, how priorities are set, and how conflicts between business and practice are resolved.
  7. Interns will have the opportunity to observe Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy and learn how these services can impact the treatment process.

TCCP provides a developmentally focused training program. By assessing an intern’s previous training and experience, we can build on that by providing the student with the optimal experiences to continue to expand their training and expertise in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and their families.

To learn more about the Tulsa Center for Child Psychology, go to www.tc4cp.com or contact us at drw@tc4cp.com

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