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Barbara Tylenda Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

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.

Brown Affiliations

research overview

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.