Agency Name: Tulsa Center for Child Psychology

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

5110 South Yale Avenue, Suite 103

Tulsa, OK 74135

Licensed Staff Available: Sarah Jones, Ph.D.

Tara Pyle, Ph.D.

Richard Walton, Ph.D.

Supervision Provided:

• A minimum of two hours per week of individual supervision

Intern Activities:

• Individual, play, and family therapy

• Educational, psychological, developmental, and neurological assessment

• Treatment planning and implementation

• Vertical team supervision and business meetings

• Opportunities to work with administrative staff to learn the basics of private practice, such as scheduling and billing, development of necessary policies and procedures, and developing strategies to address issues that confront the practice as they occur.


• $26,000

• Payment is on the 1st and the 15th of each month. It will begin on the 15th of September and end on the 1st of September.

Time Intern is Expected to Be on Site:

• 36 hours.

Contact Person:

• Richard Walton, Ph.D. (918) 779-7637,


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 eleven years TCCP has grown to include psychologists providing services that include educational, psychological, developmental, and neurological assessment, individual, play, 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 increased our understanding the role which Occupational, Physical, and Speech & Language Therapy plays in addressing these children’s needs. To this end we have established a close connection with Therapy 4 Kids, a group practice providing these services, and have learned to integrate our services to best meet our clients’ needs. In addition to this, we have developed a very special relationship with a Developmental Pediatrician, Dr. Don Hamilton of Developmental Pediatrics, who now offices his practice within our group, and have recently hired Ms. Sarah Aafedt, Physician Assistant-Certified, to provide appropriate medication management for the children we serve. We now offer all 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 can 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.


Rick walton, phd

Dr. Walton has spent most of his life living in Tulsa.  A graduate of Memorial High School and the University of Tulsa, he completed his graduate education at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and at Saint Louis University.  He returned to Tulsa to complete his internship at Children's Medical Center and received his PhD in Psychology in 1986.

After spending five years with Shadow Mountain Institute, where he was the Hospital Program Coordinator and Director of the Children's Residential Treatment Program, Dr. Walton entered into private practice in 1987.  In 2007 he founded Tulsa Center for Child Psychology. 

Dr. Walton is invested in the future of Psychology.  He has been active in the Oklahoma Psychological Association where he has served as a Board Member for many years and has been the President of the Division of Health Service Providers and the founding President of the Division for Prescribing Psychologists. and has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Oklahoma State University, the University of Tulsa, and Southern Nazarene University.  He has taught courses in Childhood Psychopharmacology and Clinical Psychology, Lifespan Development and Counseling Children and Adolescents, Child Development and Child Psychopathology and Assessment.  Dr. Walton has also served as a practicum supervisor for graduate students from the University of Tulsa since 1993.

 Married for 40 years, Dr. Walton and his wife, Sherilyn, have raised three boys.  Sherilyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Family Support Coordinator for TARC.  She has been actively serving the Developmental Disabilities Community in Tulsa and the surrounding area for many years.  Dr. Walton is involved in the Tulsa Community and has served on a variety of community Boards.  He is active in his church, and has enjoyed participating in short term mission trips to Zelenograd, Russia.  His interests include landscaping, woodworking, white water canoeing, and participating in his son's youth group.


sandy howard

As Community Liaison, Sandy Howard assists TCCP therapists by helping to coordinate the services children receive at school and other agencies with those provided here at TCCP.   This may involve communicating with school counselors and teachers, attending IEP meetings, or assisting parents with school decisions.  As mom to three grown children and a former classroom teacher, Sandy can see and understand both perspectives - parent and teacher.

As Internship Coordinator, Sandy helps to coordinate and schedule master and doctoral interns, as well as the NOPIP pre-doctoral interns.  

When she is not in the office, Sandy enjoys family time, church activities, walking her dogs and riding her bike.


Tara Pyle, phd