Faculty Profile: Barbara Tylenda, PHD, ABPP

Barbara Tylenda, PHD, ABPP
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
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Dr. Tylenda's primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of infant and child assessment as well as the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents who present with intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and concomitant psychiatric disorders. Dr. Tylenda also conducts developmental research in the areas of: (1) children's autobiographical memories; and (2) constructs of apology and forgiveness in children.

Biography

Dr. Tylenda has been a licensed psychologist for over 25 years. She is board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (ABPP).

Dr. Tylenda received her A.B. (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology and Fine Arts from the College of the Holy Cross, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical (Child) Psychology from Southern Illinois University--Carbondale. She also completed a period of study at the C. G. Jung Institut, Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Tylenda completed her Clinical (Child) Internship with the Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pervasive Developmental Disabilities at the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital/Brown Medical School.

Institutions

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Grants and Awards

1988, Auburn University Outstanding Professor of Psychology Award
1999-2010, President's Council, College of the Holy Cross
2004, Brown Medical School Teaching Recognition Award
2008, Brown Medical School Teaching Excellence Award

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
American Academy of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Div 53 of APA)
New England Psychological Association

Teaching Experience

Dr. Tylenda is Associate Director for APA Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.

Dr. Tylenda is also Chief Psychologist to the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) at the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital in East Providence, RI. The CADD at Bradley Hospital is the nation's largest and most comprehensive specialty clinical care program for children with autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual disability and their families. The program offers a continuum of clinical care settings including inpatient, day patient, residential, home-based and outpatient services to families. Within the CADD, Dr. Tylenda serves as Primary Clinical Supervisor to Psychology Residents who complete the Child Track Primary Rotation in Developmental Disabilities and to Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows who complete fellowships in Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Tylenda has been actively involved in the training of Clinical Child Psychologists for her entire career. Prior to being at Brown, she served on the faculties of Auburn Universiy, Newington Children's Hospital/University of Connecticut, and Assumption College administering and teaching in their APA-approved clinical psychology graduate school programs, APA-approved clinical internship programs, and postdoctoral fellowship programs.

Dr. Tylenda's primary clinical interests are in the areas of infant and child assessment as well as the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents who present with intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and concomitant psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Tylenda is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Her topic areas include infant and child assessment, developmental disabilities, and attachment disorders. She serves as an expert witness in the area of attachment disorders. Dr. Tylenda also has authored young children's books which address sensitive topics in developmenally appropriate context.